A Conversation for Garnish
Doctor Smith Started conversation May 2, 1999
You're not supposed to eat the garnish? Boy, I sure am glad I read this entry...
Doug Dastardly Posted May 14, 1999
Of course an aquaintance of mine was never content until he'd consumed everything on the table including the menu and the flower arangement.
Global Village Idiot Posted May 25, 1999
A friend of mine used to declare everything on his plate that wasn't meat or chips, "garnish". I think he died of scurvey.
Nicc Posted Jun 24, 2000
I think you're right. The garnish is not supposed to be eaten. It's just decoration.
Batty_ACE Posted Dec 29, 2000
If all else fails you can always ask the International Guild of Professional Butlers... they have an area of their website just for etiquette questions..
Lord Job Boron. That's Lord Job Boron To You! Posted Oct 24, 2005
I say, if it is edible, eat it. As a waiter, I personally prefer it when garnish is eaten. It's much easier to clear a table if plates balance neatly on top of each other (as it is impolite to scrape plates at the table).
tyrone Posted Nov 27, 2005
If it is on the plate, eat it,as the chef put it there for a reason even the humbel parsley sprig is there to clense the breath after the meal.There is a special term for waiters that scrape plates at the tabel;Unemployed.
Lord Job Boron. That's Lord Job Boron To You! Posted Nov 27, 2005
Thats why I don't scrape the plates. But what about for example a sprig of rosemary with a lamb shank. You shouldn't eat that.
Connie L Posted Nov 19, 2008
I usually make a point to eat the garnish (except those flowers in exotic restaurants), just to make sure it will not be rinced clean and recycled with the next plate...
... what do you mean it is the best reason not to eat it?
Taff Agent of kaos Posted Nov 20, 2008
Key: Complain about this post
- 1: Doctor Smith (May 2, 1999)
- 2: Doug Dastardly (May 14, 1999)
- 3: Global Village Idiot (May 25, 1999)
- 4: Nicc (Jun 24, 2000)
- 5: Batty_ACE (Dec 29, 2000)
- 6: Lord Job Boron. That's Lord Job Boron To You! (Oct 24, 2005)
- 7: tyrone (Nov 27, 2005)
- 8: Lord Job Boron. That's Lord Job Boron To You! (Nov 27, 2005)
- 9: Connie L (Nov 19, 2008)
- 10: Taff Agent of kaos (Nov 20, 2008)