Is ok to dunk?
- ipsedixit Apr 13, 2011 04:36 PM
Let's say you are at a nice restaurant (whatever "nice" may mean to you), is it ok to dunk the bread into your soup?
Let's say you get plated a nice bowl of tomato bisque and it's paired with some crostini. Ok to dunk the crostini into the soup before taking a bite of the crostini?
Or must one take a spoonful of soup and then a bite of undunked crostini (or vice versa, whatever tickles your fancy)?
Depends on the restaurant and my companions. If I'm at a fancy, conservative restaurant for business, then no dunking. If I'm with friends and family and it's a less stuffy place, sure. One of my favorites at Alan Wong's in Hawaii is the soup and sandwich (perfect tomato soup with an awesome kalua pig grilled cheese sandwich) - you bet I dunk that sandwich!
I do bite-size pieces. Nothing like dunking into clam or mussel sauce. What I have problems resisting is picking up the bowl and downing the remaining liquid (not really).
I would eat it however I want to regardless of what Miss Manners or anyone else thinks about it. I am paying them to enjoy my meal and if that involves dunking, then so be it.