A La Carte Setting. The basic of a la carte cover is that the cover usually set when the guests have a wide choice. Restaurant a la carte table setting.
By Peter Szende and Ally Rung For many decades à la carte dining has been viewed as a completely separate service style only used in full-service restaurants without a place in the traditional banquet style setting typically seen in hotels and cruise ships. The individual dishes to be ordered may include side dishes or the side dishes may be offered separately in which case they are also considered à la carte. Two meals in an a la carte restaurant.
Two meals on table with place settings by window in an a la carte restaurant.
There are two basic covers in restaurants and which is chosen depends on whether the customer is choosing from an à la carte or table d hôte menu. With an à la carte cover the cutlery flatware and crockery for each course are laid just before each course is served. However many contemporary ocean liners and hotels are changing that perspective. The main course knife place on the right hand side of the napkin with the knife edge facing to the centre.