When choosing a restaurant to eat there are a number of options to choose from. Fast-food, diner, steak house etc. Fine dining restaurants offer the best in food, service and atmosphere but there are elements that go into making a fine dining experience so “fine”. Learn the ins and outs of all things Fine Dining.
Food - Many people choose fine dining restaurants for special occasions so these three aspects of the dining experience are that much more important. All fine dining wine and liquor selections should be of the highest quality and compliment your menu. Each server at a fine dining restaurant should be trained to suggest a wine or beer choice that best compliments each menu item.
Service - Customer service is a key component to the fine dining experience. The staff must be thoroughly trained and ready to answer all questions customers may ask regarding the menu, wines or anything else. Recommendations and pairings do not go unnoticed in the fine dining restaurant experience.
Atmosphere - Fine dining requires great attention to detail and can pay off with a satisfied party at the end of the evening. Ultimately, customers should feel as though the money they spent during their time at the fine dining restaurant was well worth it.
There are many things that you may be unfamiliar with while dining at a fine dining restaurant. Know before you go to enjoy your experience that much more.
Confirm your booking
Know where to place your napkin
Place your utensils across your plate to show you are done
Cut one piece of meat or fish at a time before eating
Put your keys, wallet, cellphone or camera on the table
Wear sneakers, sandals or flip flops
Put your elbows on the table
Yell for your waiter or waitress
Fine dining restaurants that offer a casual dress code means comfortable yet polished. The dress code for each restaurant is constantly changing. Some require jackets, others state that ties are optional. Most fine dining restaurants are steering towards the encouragement of dressing with comfort in mind. Whatever the restaurant is, it is in one’s best interest to wear business casual attire at the very minimum.
The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant in Manitou Springs is proud to offer some of the top fine dining in the Pikes Peak Region. Our four-course fondue experience served by our award-winning staff is sure to make whatever special occasion you are celebrating that much more memorable. We look forward to serving you.