Are you worried about taking your kids to “nice” restaurants? Do you feel your child is unable to enjoy a fine dining experience? If so, explore the following restaurant etiquette tips that can help make eating out with your kids a more enjoyable activity:
Practice Table Manners at Home A positive fine dining experience with your kids does not involve rude or inappropriate behavior. However, it may be unreasonable to expect your child to practice their manners while sitting in a restaurant if he or she is allowed to eat without much attention to manners at home. Every family meal is an opportunity for your child to become a polite and pleasant dining companion at home and while dining out.
Include Your Child in Table Conversation Involving your child in table conversation presents an opportunity to show him or her that he or she belongs in fine dining environments. It also provides your child with the chance to work on his or her speaking and listening skills. Talk about subjects that will appeal to your child, and make topics you are discussing accessible to him or her. Such inclusion will help your child to feel more comfortable in public places like restaurants, and he or she will learn to appreciate sharing social events with you.
Pick an Appropriate Restaurant Not every fine dining restaurant caters to children. Taking your child to an establishment which presents all food items in a language your child does not speak is an interesting cultural experience, but may not be ideal for helping your child to appreciate fine dining. It is helpful to research whether a restaurant provides kid-friendly menu options so that your child has some familiar references to which he or she can refer.
Santa Clara’s acclaimed steakhouse, Birk’s Restaurant, offers a Junior Executive Menu, so that your little ones can take part in a fine dining experience while being provided with food items they understand and appreciate. We offer outstanding food in a warm and inviting dining environment. Stop in or call (408) 980-6400 to make a reservation.
The holiday season brings many opportunities for you to celebrate love, peace, and hope with others in the Santa Clara community. Enjoy a holiday lunch or New Year’s Eve dinner at Birk’s Restaurant and toast the upcoming year with friends and loved ones in a festive dining environment. Then, be sure to get out on the town and take part in these fun Santa Clara area holiday activities:
Enjoy the Sounds of the 2012 Holiday Season This season, an Orchestra of Voices is traveling to Santa Clara to present their holiday performance of "A Chanticleer Christmas" on December 22. Hearing this beautiful choral ensemble is a perfect way to celebrate the remaining days of 2012. The concert will be held at Mission Santa Clara at Santa Clara University at both 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Start the 2012 Countdown at the Pre-New Year’s Singles Dance Extravaganza Warm up for your New Year celebrations by attending this fun event for singles. Dance the night away while meeting new people. There will even be door prizes for the best dressed, so make sure to look your best! This event will be held at Santa Clara’s Golf and Tennis Club from Friday, December 28 at 8 p.m. to Saturday, December 29 at 1 a.m.
Celebrate a Family-Friendly New Year Don’t let your kids miss out on all the fun! The Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose is presenting a Times Square-style New Year’s Eve celebration for the whole family. Your kids will be fully entertained by Radio Disney, interactive games, and holiday arts and crafts. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December 31, and they will drop the “ball” at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Revel in Style at the 2013 New Year’s Club Max Finale Party Get your tickets early for the 2013 New Year’s Party and Grand Finale of the Double Tree Hilton Hotel’s Club Max! Say goodbye to 2012 in style in San Jose’s premier hotel. The doors open at 8 p.m. on December 31, 2012, and close at 2 a.m. on January 1, 2013.
Birk’s Restaurant is an ideal place to enjoy a delicious and memorable holiday meal. We also offer a variety of private dining environments and options for your special event. Call (408) 980-6400 for more information today!
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