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Executive Presence: Putting the U in Punctuality

Punctuality, Period. It sounds so second-nature and unessential to dwell upon, yet being on time speaks volumes about a person— good volumes. Time management skills and preparedness will pay off big time in this dominion, and your punctuality will give … Continue reading

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The Taste of Romance

The last time I was in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day was when I owned one. That was the 90s, and Goldie’s by the Bridge always put out a sweet spread for our guests— a lover’s feast, if you will. … Continue reading

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Modern Hosting Realities: The Wine Service

Traditional etiquette says that when at a meal table, the server will maintain your wine service. In high-end restaurants, this is true, for the most part. But at less formal restaurants, waiting for the waiter to fill your glass may … Continue reading

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Prix Fixe Business Lunches NYC: An Insider’s Guide to Choosing Your Destination

What does your first job interview after college have in common with your retirement dinner? Aside from bookending your career, these two events will likely involve dining out. Business meals are a “necessary evil” of business life, and NYC professionals … Continue reading

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Green Bean Delight: Hold the Frizzled Onions!

Leftover Haricot Verts. Not too exciting. But as I peered into the fridge, I saw some stray dill. This weed had enhanced both tzitizki and crock pot potato & leek soup. There was a handful remaining- just taking up space … Continue reading

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A Tipping Question In My ‘In Box’

I love it when people send me an email containing a dining question. Here’s one that was received this morning. Hello Goldie; Is it customary to tip the same percentage for the dinner and the wine? Several of my friends … Continue reading

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Landing The Plane – A Restaurant Tip for Hosts

Restaurants have different protocols, but many high end eateries will not bring the check to the table until it is specifically requested. More than one host of a business meal has looked awkward at the end of a meal- uncertain … Continue reading

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Don’t be Embarrassed to Order Tap Water

Have you ever detected that certain challenge in a server’s delivery of what has become a standard question at high end restaurants: “would you like still or sparkling water”? Then after a pregnant pause, for effect, they will finish the … Continue reading

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Hosting a Meal: Play the Role of Director ‘til the Bitter End

In the past I have compared Strategic Dining℠ to a game of basketball. Today, I’d like to offer the concept of host as herder. At the end of a business meal, or any meal for that matter, goodbyes can be … Continue reading

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Strategic Dining℠ is Like a Game of Basketball…No, Really!

There are many components that go into successful Strategic Dining℠. Not only is it important to master table top navigation, incorporate conversation while trying to eat your food, and understand the roles of the host and the guest, it’s also … Continue reading

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