Etiquette Tip of the Week: Happy Medium
When out on business, whether at a cocktail party or meal, keep the rule, "All things in moderation."
Order something not too expensive.
Do not reach for a second roll out of the bread basket.
There is no such thing as "all you can eat" in a business meal.
Do not order your steak rare. (What might be delicious to you, might be an unappetizing bloody sight for others.)
Go easy on the seasoning. (Taste your food first. Season once, not between every bite.)
Do not over-imbibe. (Better yet, avoid alcohol to keep a clear head.)
Do not pile up appetizers on your plate at a cocktail party.
Remember, you are there to do business first and eat second.