Ruminations and recipes from a small kitchen in a big city.


Restaurant etiquette.

I have noticed men in the hip inner suburbs wearing hats.

Suggestion: gentlemen, take off your hat when you are in a restaurant. You look like you are in a hurry. This is especially the case with boaters, fedoras, homburgs, Akubras, bowlers, trilbies and tricornes. Yes, I saw a man wearing a tricorne in a Southbank cafe once (although he might have been an actor on his way to a Gilbert and Sullivan production at the State Theatre).

Time to bring back the hatcheck.

Other recent dining out etiquette breaches here.


Melbourne Girl said...

KH, what I've also noticed is men being a bit slack when it comes to deciding on what to wear when they go to a restaurant for dinner...

They seem to think shorts, sandals, thongs (of the feet variety) and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable for evening dining.
What ever happened to making a bit of an effort, instead of turning up looking like you're heading to the beach?

kitchen hand said...

Seeing people's toes does not a gourmet experience make, MG.