If you order for yourself, you can avoid potential difficulties by ordering food that is easy to eat and that you know you will enjoy.
- If the meal is formal, plates will be removed by the staff.
- At informal meals, the hostess will probably clear the plates, possibly with one or two guests helping.
- At a family meal, members clear their own plates.
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- Mike Lininger, Editor, Etiquette Scholar
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