Just in time for the holidays,
Joseph the Butler will be demonstrating
Table Setting how-tos
in Chicago on November 13, 2011
at Williams Sonoma in 900 Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
at 12 noon and 2pm.
Complimentary and No reservation required
Topics under consideration for discussion and demonstration:
Tablecloths and Linens
Planning for the Dinner
Menu Planning and Table Requirements
Types of Service
formal, informal, or buffet
The Finer Points of Dinnerware
how to choose between porcelain, bone china, china and other dinnerware
What is a lay plate? What is a dessert plate?
How many plates do I need?
The Finer Points of Flatware
selecting from silver and stainless options
Where do I put my spoon? Which fork do I use?
Why is this fork here?
Stemware, Everything You Always Wanted to Know:
how to set it
how to hold it
how to clean it
how to enjoy it
Setting the Table
Flowers and other Decorations
Additional Items Required
As a way to plan for this day, I'll be posting ideas, images, suggestions and thoughts here on the blog for the next two weeks.
What would you like to know about getting ready for the upcoming holidays?