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1. Explain what is fine dining?

Fine dining is a term in the F&B industry, translated into Vietnamese it means "top notch cuisine". 

As such, fine dining is an exquisite, sumptuous dining experience, reserved for those who love impeccable taste and dedicated service.

The fine dining restaurant often located in luxurious locations, with luxurious and splendid space. Each dish here is carefully prepared, awakening the taste buds with extremely sharp and delicate flavors, with beautiful and attractive presentation.

The staff in fine dining restaurants are also extremely professional and attentive. Especially they are also very knowledgeable about food. In a space filled with luxury and class, fine dining is the perfect choice for the elite. 

giải nghĩa fine dining là gì
Fine dining translates into Vietnamese as "premium meal".

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2. Where does Fine dining restaurant originate from?

Fine dining originated in France in the 18th century. At first, it appeared in luxury restaurants in Paris, reserved for the aristocracy and the rich. These restaurants pay special attention to serving high-class dishes, using premium ingredients and exquisite processing. 

Fine dining hit the need to enjoy the lavish parties of the upper class aristocrats. Therefore, it has gradually spread to other countries. And attract the attention of food lovers who want to experience the most quintessential parties. 

3. How to arrange the banquet table of a fine dining restaurant.

Fine dining European origin, so the table layout will also have knives, forks and accompanying utensils in accordance with the menu. 

  • First, the dining table and the food utensil need to ensure cleanliness, no strange smell, neatly arranged. 
  • Above fine dining table There is a principle of "never leave empty space in front of guests". Therefore, corresponding to a sitting position is a space on the banquet table that is fully arranged with plates, cutlery, spoons, glasses. 
  • The service plate is placed neatly, in the middle of the seating position. A small plate can be placed on top, a napkin on top. 
  • The knife is placed to the right of the service plate, and the fork is to the left. The secondary cutlery will be placed outside the main cutlery, and can be changed according to the menu.
  • The bread plate is placed to the left of the service plate, which can also be placed with a butter knife on it. 
  • Fine dining tables often have wine. Therefore, the wine glass will be placed above, 1.5cm from the main knife, and 1 glass of water will be placed to the right of the wine glass. The cup used first is placed on the right, and the glass used later is placed on the left. 
  • The salt and pepper jar is placed on the dining table, the position depends on the size of the table. 
cách bài trí bàn tiệc
The necessary food utensils on the fine dining table.

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4. 4 standards of “sense feast” in fine dining restaurant.

Fine dining was named "feast of the senses". Therefore, the success of a fine dining restaurant is to satisfy the 4 senses of "hearing - seeing - touching - tasting" for customers. 

Luxurious space to satisfy customers' vision.

The space in fine dining restaurants is extremely elaborate. The interior is usually designed in an elegant and luxurious style such as Indochine, Classic, and Rustic styles. 

In addition, music and scents are also very attentive to customer satisfaction.

không gian sang trọng
Fine dining restaurant is designed very luxuriously.

Service style dedicated, sophisticated. 

Service staff in fine dining restaurant must meet very strict standards. They must have culinary knowledge to listen to and answer guests on behalf of the kitchen during the meal. They must have sophistication and courtesy to communicate with customers. Although they are always beside the guests, their presence does not disturb or cause discomfort to the guests. 

phục vụ tận tâm
Waiters at fine dining restaurants usually graduate from college, majoring in hotel and restaurant management.

Excellent menu. 

In order to create a premium menu that makes customers feel the most satisfied, a fine dining restaurant needs to ensure from the selection of ingredients to the processing stage. 

Materials are selected according to the highest standards. After that, it is prepared by enthusiastic chefs. 

And yet, the sophistication of the menu is also reflected in the fact that each dish is often accompanied by a separate wine. 

For example, an appetizer would go with Sparkling wine, or Champagne. Main course or side dish with red wine. Desserts accompanied by white wine such as Moscato, Gewurztraminer…

thực đơn hảo hạng
Ingredients are carefully selected, sophisticated processing to create scrumptious dishes for customers.

Famous chef. 

Chefs serving in restaurant fine dining are all famous chefs. They are an important factor in creating memories for diners, helping to keep customers with the restaurant with excellent and exclusive dishes. 

5. Service process of a fine dining restaurant.

The service process of a fine dining restaurant is a meticulous and delicate art, every step is done with professionalism and dedication. The wait staff is considered the face of the restaurant. They are closest to the customer. They understand the psychology and needs of customers. Help customers get the best experience.

Welcome guest

When guests enter the restaurant, the service staff ensures that "no one is ignored". They will politely guide guests to the correct table location. Or help them book a table. 

Served at the table

To create the most comfortable for guests, the service staff will always stand behind. They pull chairs for guests to sit, light candles, spread towels, pour wine. Then, they introduce the restaurant's menu, and help customers order. 

Serving food

This is the most complicated part of the service process at a fine dining restaurant. During the course of a guest's meal, the server must always ensure that there are adequate specialized tools for each dish, as well as keeping the dining table clean, and meeting the sudden needs of the guests. 

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Clean up and pay

The last stage is not difficult, but shows the sophistication and courtesy in the art of service. Before paying for guests, the waiter must ensure that the dining table is clean and tidy. Invoices are put in wooden boxes, sent to the table for guests. Guests will usually pay by card. The server will return with a wooden box containing a receipt with a coupon (if applicable).

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6. Notes for customers when joining a party at a fine dining restaurant for the first time. 

If you are the first customer to join the party at fine dining restaurant, the following notes will help you be more confident. 

Formal clothes

If you are a man, you should wear a shirt – casual pants / vest. If you are female, an elegant skirt with a knee length is most suitable. Choose elegant, luxurious clothes to help you match the classy space here. 

trang phục lịch sự
Elegant and polite costumes contribute to showing the upper class of diners.

The art of talking during a meal

Speak softly and delicately at a sufficient volume, avoiding controversial topics. 

nghệ thuật nói chuyện trên bàn ăn
The art of talking while dining also contributes to showing the class of the upper class.

Treat Service

Be respectful and polite to the service. This shows the personality as well as the style of a luxurious and classy person.

cư xử với nhân viên phục vụ
Show courtesy and gratitude to the service staff.

Thank you to the chef

Please show your sympathy as well as your satisfaction with the services you have just experienced. 

7. Menu for a meal at a fine dining restaurant 

  • Usually, one fine dining meal usually has the word 3 -5 dishes
  • The meal will start with an appetizer, then the main course and end with dessert. 
  • Diners when sitting at the table will be invited with a glass of Sparkling wine with a light appetizer such as a salad or soup. After that, the main dish will be elaborately prepared from premium meats such as beef or lamb. The main dish will not be complete without a glass of passionate red wine. 
  • Dessert will be served with a glass of sweet white wine, ending the fine meal. 
menu bàn tiệc
Wine is an indispensable drink on a fine dining table.

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8. Notes when running a fine dining restaurant in Vietnam

Elaborate from the smallest details 

The point that makes fine dining restaurants successful comes a lot from the fact that they pay attention to the details in the dining process of diners. From interior design to lighting and sound, all must be invested in the most luxurious and cozy way. Many restaurants also limit the number of guests to maintain a private atmosphere for guests. 

Menu with fixed price 

Dishes can be changed according to seasonal or daily ingredients. This keeps the ingredients fresh and of the highest quality. Chefs have the opportunity to freely create new recipes. And customers are also more interested in each occasion to enjoy the food at the restaurant. 

Invest in human resources 

Staff serving at fine dining restaurants must meet the most stringent standards. In addition to being professional, they must also be knowledgeable about food. From there, make suggestions to help customers make the most perfect choice. That helps your restaurant score with customers. 

đầu tư nhân sự
Human resources are the face of the restaurant, an important factor to help make the restaurant's success.

Help customers have the best experience 

Whether the customer experience is good or not affects the brand. Therefore, from the moment guests step into the restaurant, make sure all diners receive the most attentive attention. The smallest actions such as pulling chairs for guests, keeping the dining table clean... also need to be taken care of. 

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9. Some famous fine dining restaurants in Vietnam

Summary of the most famous fine dining restaurants in big cities

Restaurant name AddressSpecial point 
The Rhythms RestaurantFloor 7, 33-35, Hang Dau Ward, street, Hoan Kiem, HanoiThis restaurant focuses on traditional Vietnamese dishes and rich Western dishes made with premium ingredients.
Grill 63Floor 62, 54 Lieu Giai, Cong Vi, Ba Dinh, HanoiWestern European style restaurant. Famous for steaks and fine wines. 
Lighthouse Sky Bar & Restaurant10th Floor, No. 27 Hang Be, Hang Bac Ward, Hoan Kiem District, HanoiThe restaurant serves light but equally attractive European - Asian dishes. Drinks here are prepared by professional bartenders and perform attractive art performances
Hemispheres Steak & Seafood Grill
K5 Nghi Tam, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, HanoiThe restaurant is designed in a luxurious European style. The dishes are made with fresh ingredients in combination with the restaurant's own organic vegetable garden. 
French Grill – JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi8 Do Duc Duc, Nam Tu Liem, HanoiThis is a sumptuous and modern French-style restaurant with elegant Western European architecture. 
Diva’s Lounge– Capella Hanoi11 Ward Le Phung Hieu, French Quarter, Hoan Kiem, HanoiThe restaurant is decorated like an Opera and serves all meals of the day as well as alcoholic beverages.
The OX not only OX24/24 Dong Du, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, HCMCThe restaurant is committed to using 80% Vietnamese ingredients and 20% imported ingredients. Classy dishes are enchanted by the hands of Chef Ngo Thanh Hoa - Masterchef Vietnam.
Quince Eatery Saigon37BIS Ky Con, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, HCMCBold with the breath of the Mediterranean region. The restaurant impresses with signature dishes made on double wood-fired ovens scented with wood smoke. The varied menu combines from Europe to Asia with interesting surprises. Seasonal dishes are full of charm.
Le Corto Saigon5D Nguyen Sieu, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh CityThe restaurant is inspired by the name of a famous comic book character – Corto Maltese. The menu is impressive by the interesting combination of standard French cuisine and flexible variations according to local flavors. 
Coco Saigon143 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3, Ho Chi Minh CityCoco focuses on bringing together an impressive experience throughout for customers. From premium cuisine, kind and smart service. The pace of the dishes matches the pace of the table, the fascinating stories about wine and the art of fermentation. 

10. Conclusion 

Above, Long Phuong Porcelain just explained to readers what fine dining is and all the knowledge related to fine dining restaurants. Hope the article provides useful information for readers. 

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