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Dinner party or what you need to know about the banquet

In the popular and beloved film “Ivan Vasilyevich Changes the Profession”, the phrase “I demand a continuation of a banquet!” Was said from the mouth of the hero. Was this a banquet feast and what is a banquet? Banquet is a foreign word and means a dinner party or dinner, which is not attended without invitation, hence the definition – a dinner party.

I would like to mark any solemn or memorable date so that it will be remembered for a long time. Most often, in such cases, a banquet hall is ordered so that the dinner or lunch is organized and performed at a high level. Feasts are different. A banquet hall for a wedding is usually designed for a large number of guests, and a banquet hall for a celebration can be chamber, if the number of guests is small.

But a banquet is a feud not only in quantitative composition, but also in the forms of an organized feast. Organization of a banquet implies that each guest will sit in a designated place for him at the festive table. Table setting is done as it should according to etiquette, guests are accommodated depending on the degree of their acquaintance and community of interests.

At the entrance to the banquet hall, a plan is usually laid out, according to which invited guests sit down, or, if it is understood that there will be several tables, and not one common one, nameplates are placed on them.

The banquet can be with partial or permanent service by waiters. In the first case, the guests sit at the tables already covered with cold snacks and drinks, the waiters, during breaks for dancing and other entertainments, change their meals and serve coffee at the end of the evening.

When a full service is ordered, the waiter’s place in the hall is to instantly respond to the guest’s desire. With this form of banquet, the tables usually stand separately from each other.

Recently there was a fashion for a banquet buffet. Here, guests are already free to choose their friends on a festive evening, do not sit at tables, move freely around the hall. Special dishes are also served, for which only a fork is needed, but a knife is not required. The word buffet itself is translated from French like a fork. As a rule, buffet receptions are strictly limited in time, usually they last no more than two hours. At the request of the organizers, the buffet is served by waiters. They like to arrange such holidays at presentations, corporate meetings, during various conferences.

Those who want to indicate their attitude to any event, but do not intend to spend a decent amount, order a banquet-cocktail or banquet-tea. Satisfied with this reception, the guest will not leave, the breathtaker of the traffic cop will not be afraid of him, but the purpose of the presence here is different.

The choice of the form of the banquet is a purely individual matter, what is the occasion – such is the banquet! Judging by the fact that in the film about the adventures of Ivan Vasilievich there were no guests at all, the dishes were served the most exquisite, the changes followed one after the other, and there was also a cultural program in between, there really was a banquet!

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