What's the best thing to do when you're a guest but don't like the meal that's served?
Have a grateful spirit and attitude, compliment the effort and the generosity in as gracious as manner possible without even a hint of sarcasm. Set self completely aside and focus on your responsibility as a guest.
Ha! Great answer. And the first one at that.
For what it's worth, I heartily agree.
I would not try to be rude and eat whatever that is served. And if possible, you excuse yourself and say your not hungry and fulfill yourself with water.
I agree. Eat as much of your serving as possible, although I think it is fine to decline seconds. Thank your host sincerely for Inviting you over, and tell them next time it's your turn to cook!
Unless allergic, try your best to eat it or you will offend the host/hostess.
If it's so bad you don't want to be invited back nor keep your hosts as your friends, just say it's awful and you can't stomach it. Otherwise, eat it, smile, hold up your end of the conversation, and compliment the dinner.
I'm pretty picky so I have this problem a lot, but I was always just taught to eat it graciously, with a smile on your face. I try not to take large portions and can just blame my diet on not going back for seconds!
Be polite and gracious and eat what you can. You can stop somewhere on the way home and fill your tummy later.
Thank your host(ESS) for having you in their home, and their effort and hospitality.
Never pretend to have enjoyed something, that you did not, but do not call attention to the fact.
The next menu will probably be different.
Accept the gift in the spirit that it was given....
masterfully move the food around on your plate ...take a bite here and there...and when offered seconds, say how full you are.
and/or, apologize for for not eating all of your food...must have been the snack you had before you remembered the dinner invite.
do not rave about how much you loved the food as they may invite you again to have exactly the same thing...thank them for the invite....and be gracious. then go home and eat!!!
Yep, that happened to me so many times and I declined the invite again. But I do offer to cook in the future or just go out. Meanwhile, I take itty bites when I do not know who's doing the cooking. If it's good, I compliment. If not, I stay quiet.
There is usually SOMETHING there you can tolerate. I try to fill my plate with that and take just a tiny bit of the other things. It isn't as noticeable when you don't eat the other dishes. Also, you can rave over the things you do like. For example, if they were serving something I hated, but had green beans on the table, I would put a lot of g. beans on there and say, "Oh, my gosh. I LOVE your green beans. I am so happy right now. I could make a meal of these." Most hosts won't even notice.
Parcel it to my home. And bring something else. This could never stop untill i parceled at least 100 items. A week would be more enjoyable with these parceled meals. Very interesting question XD
I think the best thing to do would be not to make a fuss, be polite, eat what you can. It's always a good idea to ask potential guests if there is any food they don't eat, it helps prevent awkward situations like this,
I faced this dilemna just yesterday! A kindly woman was making breakfast and offered me a dish of french toast and fried bananas. Never having eaten fried bananas, I was willing to give it a go. What she didn't tell me is that the bread itself was fried in a ton of butter, as well as the bananas. The bananas also become incredibly sweet when fried. I took the first bite and panicked. I hated it. But I kept the rest of the bites small and drank water with each mouthful. When I finished she offered me more, which I graciously declined. I did tell her that it was delicious and thanked her, but next time I'll be careful when she offers me a bite to eat! To be honest, if she would have left the room I would have stuffed the whole thing inside a napkin and tossed it in the trash, it was that bad.lol
Just smile and eat! You don't have to say you enjoyed the food, but it will broaden your horizons to at least try it. After all, the food was offered in the spirit of hospitality. I've eaten guinea pig, tadpole stew, minnow ceviche and cream of hermit crab soup so as not to offend my hosts. Only the guinea pig was palatable, by the way. : )
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