Treating yourself to a fine dining experience, especially during the holiday season, is one of the best gifts someone can receive. From dressing up and feeling like a celebrity, being greeted with etiquette and pampered by the staff, to savoring a delicious meal surrounded by an elegant ambiance, the entire event can feel magical.
Salt & Barrel is delighted to offer insight into the art of fine dining!
Fine dining is customarily the priciest style of dining. The meal usually consists of several courses with top-shelf a la carte or prix fixe menu selections.
Fine dining is frequently reserved for holidays and special occasions and there may be a dress code that is required for guests to observe.
Depending on the particular upscale restaurant you visit, some offer Prix fixe menus that are structured with either one or only a few selections to choose from in the multi-course meal.
Other fine dining establishments prefer a more mainstream model of ordering where entrees are accompanied by side dishes that are paired with the main portion of the meal. A la carte menus at fine dining restaurants allow guests to create their main course plates from an expansive menu.
Supplementary courses such as appetizers and desserts are optional in traditional as well as a la carte menu selections. Servers at fine restaurants make it a point not to reach across patrons seated at the table and plates are not removed after each course until everyone in the party has finished eating. If the meal is not prix fixe, servers present guests with dessert and drink menus prior to offering the check.
Salt & Barrel is a renowned restaurant in the community that provides guests with a high-quality dining experience including happy hour and live music events. Our esteemed establishment is located at 61 W Main Street in Bay Shore, NY and we may be contacted at (631) 647-8818 to secure a reservation.
Happy Holidays, from Salt & Barrel!