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post #391 of 481
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Kyle, if I ordered 3 or 4 hors-d'oeuvres and asked them to pace these, would that clear up any confusion?

I suppose I also meant to ask if it was considered rude socially (to the restaurant and to your fellow diners). Improper not to partake of designated courses or something?

I always ask to get things "coursed." Nothing worse, IMO, than multiple plates showing up at once.
post #392 of 481
We are going to a dinner that a friend is hosting tonight. We asked if we should bring anything and he said no. We said we would bring wine and he said there was no need, that he had a case of what he wanted to serve. Is it tacky to bring something or to not bring something?
post #393 of 481
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We are going to a dinner that a friend is hosting tonight. We asked if we should bring anything and he said no. We said we would bring wine and he said there was no need, that he had a case of what he wanted to serve. Is it tacky to bring something or to not bring something?

Just bring a bottle of wine anyway. Or flowers. Nothing else. Dont show up with a plate of food.

When you ask that question, 90% they will say no. 90% of the time they want a bottle of wine.
post #394 of 481

Don't think I've ever shown up empty handed to dinner at someone's home. Flowers work, though it would be nice if you vase them yourself to save the host the trouble.

 

lefty

post #395 of 481
Yeah, I was thinking of bringing a good wine, but flowers are kind of a nice idea. Thanks guys.
post #396 of 481
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Originally Posted by KJT View Post

Don't make a mix of wasabi and soy and soak your sushi in it.

How are you supposed to use the wasabi then?
post #397 of 481
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

Yeah, I was thinking of bringing a good wine, but flowers are kind of a nice idea. Thanks guys.

Wine is better. You cant drink flowers.

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How are you supposed to use the wasabi then?


Be a baller and scoop it in your mouth in one go.
post #398 of 481
flowers
post #399 of 481
you can't really do anything wrong as long as you bring something. flowers are always good (our house is usually full after a dinner party). but a thoughtfully picked out wine would be good too ... just don't expect to have it opened just because you brought it. a good book on something you know they're interested in. our restaurant critic is about my favorite dinner guest and she keeps a box of tchotchkes, etc. to bring as gifts. she brought some nice salt once. another time she burned the whole series of beatles mono re-issues. a gift like that really sticks in your mind.
post #400 of 481
Bring edible flowers. Impress your friends.
post #401 of 481

Last dinner party I attended I brought a 12-year-old Canadian Cheddar. Appreciated.

 

Guy owned a vineyard, so I didn't want to put him on this spot with a bottle of wine.

 

lefty 

post #402 of 481
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

How are you supposed to use the wasabi then?
Not sure if srs. confused.gif

@mordecai. Already enough said, flowers and/or wine is fine.
post #403 of 481
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Not sure if srs. confused.gif
@mordecai. Already enough said, flowers and/or wine is fine.

I am serious. Enlighten me....the only way I've ever seen wasabi used with sushi is mixing it with soy sauce. Please advise this american sushi noob.
post #404 of 481
Um, whenever I add wasabi -- which I only do when eating sashimi because the sushi cook already adds the amount of wasabi that is needed to sushi -- I smear some (a little) on the sashimi with the chopsticks. May not be the correct way, but it's far better than making a mess of soy sauce and wasabi.
post #405 of 481
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I am serious. Enlighten me....the only way I've ever seen wasabi used with sushi is mixing it with soy sauce. Please advise this american sushi noob.

Dab a bit on the sushi- technically you shouldn't mix it into the shoyu dish. Every American does anyway but...
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