Once again, think about classic menu for dinning meal

In our modern life, it seems that nobody set a meal following rules of classic menu for dinning meal


In our  modern life, it seems that nobody set a meal following rules of classic menu for dinning meal, when we organize a party, we often enjoy  the healthy dishes or buffet foods. Even the luxury restaurant like as Michelin, the best set menu is decorated 8 dishes doesn’t absolutely comply with hoy & cold appetizers or two appetizers, two main courses. Or the modern restaurants serve  set menu following  customer’s demand, they usually bonus soup or caviar before eating.downton-abbey-dining-scene

“Downton Abbey” dinning scene

And a classic menu for dinning meal, Three- course menu

In daily life in Western  countries, the families serve 02 dishes in each meal. Only special occasions or middle-class families and over goute 3 course menu. Three course menu simply set up:

  • 01 Appetizer
  • 01 Main course
  • 01 Desserts

Five-course menu

Served for those who have enough money to hire a private chef

  • Cold appetizers
  • Hot appetizers
  • Main course
  • Dessert: ice cream (or cheese)
  • Dessert: bread (or cheese)

Depend on custom, they could set other menu: one appetizer, two main courses, two desserts remain; or 2 starters, 2 main courses, 1 dessert is okay. Like a coach, they could self-determination “lineup” 2-1-2 or 2-2-1 or 1-2-2.


Salmon  with miso sauce and basil dressing
Cold appetizers are dishes which don’t need to cook such as caviar, oysters, salad bars;

And 7-8 course menu

This menu served for dinning meal of the nobility, includes:

  • Snacks (usually seafood such as oysters, caviar, snails …)
  • Soups
  • Tea break with tea or coffee
  • Cold Appetizers
  • Hot Appetizers
  • Main courses: fish
  • Main dishes: meat
  • Dessert: ice cream
  • Dessert: cake
  • Dessert: cheese


In classic menu for dinning meal, cheese always is desserts, it is servered with fruits. Specially, French eat cheese before cake & ice cream while UK or other Europe countries usually cheese the last