A proper etiquette question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Scoop, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    This is Scoop's DD and I have a question about eating at a high class restaurant. When you get a meal and there are garnishes on it,such as kale, radishes, or parsley, is it ok to eat it?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yes. Parsley is considered a palate cleanser, but I dislike the taste of it.
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Last edited: Dec 27, 2009
  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    Mar 29, 2009
    Agree with Gritsar. Just check your teeth afterwards!
  5. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Garnishes are ok to eat, however if you're at a buffet you are supposed to use discretion when partaking.
  6. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I say yes, they're okay to eat, but most people don't eat them, so if you're dining with people you don't know well, they may give you odd looks. [​IMG]
  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Not something I would do..... the garnish is really only there to make the plate look prettier...
  8. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    I wouldn't eat it. As stated it's just there for the pretty aspect, and too hard to get out if it does get stuck in your teeth without looking like a dork. [​IMG]
  9. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    I won't eat it because I'm not sure it's safe. Was it washed properly? Could it be contaminated by raw foods in the kitchen? I've seen people treat garnish differently than say, a salad. They just grab it and place it on your plate without any thought to the meat they just had in their hands, etc., thereby cross-contaminating.

    BUT I am a freak like that and I seldom eat out because I don't know how my food is handled or if the place is clean enough... [​IMG]
  10. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    Of course you should eat it, unless of course it is an herb or something of that nature that is put there for looks and aromatic effect. Any good chef gives the garnish some thought before using it. It not only needs to look good but compliment the meal both visually and from a flavor perspective.

    Eat it!!

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