The Etiquette and Duties of the Butler. "He places the silver and plated articles on the table, sees that everything is in its place, and rectifies what is wrong..." "After the first course of plates is supplied, his place is at the sideboard to serve the wines, but only when called on."
Authentic Thai Dishes Reimagined for the American Palate • A recipe developer and menu developer. • A custom confectionary designer for special events. • A Thai cooking instructor. http://highheelgourmet.com/2013/01/17/thai-eating-etiquette/
State dinners had become so large by Ronald Reagan's presidency that none of the china could accommodate the number of guests. First Lady Nancy Reagan ordered 4,370 pieces of Lenox china, enough place settings of 19 pieces for 220 people. This was nearly twice as many placesettings as other recent services.