When people learn I teach etiquette, they often make a joke about not wanting to dine with me. I assure them my expectations are only for the restaurant I visit (and maybe my kids), but dining out does offer a buffet of material.

This week, readers write in about wanting to make their dining experiences more appetizing.

Question: At a recent business dinner, the CEO of a rather large company cut up his entire steak into bite-size pieces before eating it. It felt oddly uncomfortable and distracting. One of my friends disagrees and thinks there’s nothing odd about this. Thoughts? — Toronto

Bizia Greene is an etiquette expert and owns the Etiquette School of Santa Fe. Share your comments and conundrums at hello@etiquettesantafe.com or 505-988-2070.

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