Barn ConversionFarmhouse Dining Room, Seattle
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Table manner essentials. Etiquette around the table has relaxed a great deal, but certain basic rules still apply. Follow these tips and you should never be too far out of line.Wait until everyone is seated and served before you begin eating.Ask someone to pass food rather than reaching for it.If you have a food allergy or special dietary needs, inform your host in advance.Try a bite of everything, even if it is not your favorite.Say "please" and "thank you" — but don't talk with your mouth full!If seating is tight, keep your elbows off the table. Otherwise, except at formal dinners, it's OK.Wait until everyone is finished eating before getting up.And finally, be sure to compliment the food. If dinner is a complete disaster, you can still express gratitude to your host for taking the time to prepare it.
The kitchen opens up to a spacious dining area that's just as well suited for large groups. The durable marine plywood table and benches can be moved outside, past a sliding glass door and right onto the patio for outdoor dining.