Setting The Table

You don’t have to dine at the plaza (do they even still have a restaurant?) to enjoy a proper table setting. Thanksgiving is the perfect excuse to bring out the good china, that full set of utensils that never sees the light of day, and your white AND red wine glasses.

Here is a handy diagram from The Old Farmer’s Almanac to help you set the table.

1. Napkin
2. Salad fork
3. Dinner fork
4. Dessert fork
5. Bread-and-butter plate with spreader
6. Dinner plate
7. Dinner knife
8. Teaspoon
9. Teaspoon
10. Soup spoon
11. Cocktail fork
12. Water glass
13. Red-wine glass
14. White-wine glass
15. Coffee cup and saucer

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