Top 66 Dining Quotes

In this post, you will find great Dining Quotes from famous people, such as Peter Ustinov, Yotam Ottolenghi, Ruth Reichl, Joe Bastianich, Nobu Matsuhisa. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a mon

Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
I used to love fine dining, but I lost my appetite for it to a degree because sometimes it is too much about the effort and too little about the result.
My kitchen was built for my body. It forms a ‘U’ in the middle of the living room and dining room. It’s not huge, because I don’t like huge kitchens.
Every time I open a new restaurant, I wake up in the middle of the night moaning about bread and water. I dream I am in the middle of the dining room, and I am panicked.
When I’m dining out privately, I tend to avoid fine-dining venues; I like things to feel casual.
Back in the really olden days, dinner was seldom a ceremonial event for U.S. families. Only the very wealthy had a separate dining room. For most, meals were informal, a kind of rolling refueling; often only the men sat down.
My husband and I have a deal, which has worked out well: He cooks one Sunday, I cook the next. The kids set the table, and we eat in the dining room together, just as I used to do as a kid.
Christa Miller
Expanded outdoor dining has created a vibrancy in many of our neighborhoods in ways that we haven‘t seen before, all while supporting locally owned, small businesses.
My sister and I had resolved never to become teachers because the job seemed to demand so much. My mother always seemed to be working. Our dining room table was cluttered with papers waiting to be read and graded.
In the dining room, next to my collection of colorful papier-mache Mardi Gras float art, hang draperies made of the New Orleans toile fabric that I designed pre-Katrina for Hazelnut.
Our house has a library – it seemed better use of the space than as a dining room! – and I try to spend as much time in there as possible. There’s nothing better while reading or writing than to be surrounded by books.
Adam Christopher
Food is one part of the experience. And it has to be somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the dining experience. But the rest counts as well: The mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate.
At consignment shops, I can collect things reasonably, and it’s joyful. My dining room table was $75, and I’m so proud. It’s beautiful.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I rushed home before the kids left for school and gathered them around our dining room table and told them what had happened. Like everyone else, we struggled for words to describe to our kids why such a thing would occur.
Bob Goff
My dining room table is just a huge, great thick slab of oak on a beautiful frame. Whenever people come to supper I invite them to carve their name in it.
I actually built my own dining table back home in Australia. It’s a secret hobby of mine that I weirdly find transfixing.
Benedict Samuel
The true mark of professionalism is the ability to respect everyone else for their styles and always find something positive in every dining experience and highlight it in your thoughts and words.
I grew up in a modern home, but my grandmother lived across the street in an old house that was built when churches were illegal in Mexico. She had a chapel in the home, right between the kitchen and dining room.
For years I have really wanted to create my own special dining experience that people never forget.
To make money for college, I worked in our college dining room.
I dreamed of a future as a muscular, tanned, kibbutznik, who plowed the fertile fields of the Jezreel Valley in the day, sang religiously in the dining hall in the evening, and fiercely guarded the farmland at night, riding a noble horse.
A common mistake people make regarding dining rooms is to buy a matching set of table and chairs, which can be monotonous. I like to mix guest chairs in one style and head chairs in another for a more interesting, dynamic look.
We have cultural expectations that everyone needs a dining room, yet they’re only used three times a year. But if I put a bone handle on the door of an upper-end brick home, I’m making an outlandish statement.
Dan Phillips
History has long had a wall up between the kitchen and the dining room. Front of house, back of house – one group always wielded more power and influence.
‘Fine casual’ means taking the cultural priorities that fine dining, at its best, believes in.
I adore cooking and baking and holiday feasts and dining with friends and spending too much money on mind-blowing meals in wonderful restaurants, but mostly, and quite simply, I love food.
I am a partisan for conversation. To make room for it, I see some first, deliberate steps. At home, we can create sacred spaces: the kitchen, the dining room. We can make our cars ‘device-free zones.’ We can demonstrate the value of conversation to our children. And we can do the same thing at work.
I simply adore getting dressed up for a special occasion. I feel incredible stepping out in luxurious fabrics and a bit of bling. That’s also how I feel about special-occasion dining rooms. Because these aren’t everyday spaces, they contain all sorts of drama for that once-in-a-while ‘wow‘ event.
When I was growing up, my father never got his profession to the house. We didn’t discuss films on the dining table.
If Broadway shows charge preview prices while the cast is in dress rehearsal, why should restaurants charge full price when their dining room and kitchen staffs are still practicing?
Marian Burros
I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door, or at my uncle‘s, on the dining table.
Patrick White
I wanna buy vinyl and I want to listen to records on it

I wanna buy vinyl and I want to listen to records on it. I want to put on ‘Dark Side of the Moon‘ in the dining room while I’m eating pasta or whatever. You know what I mean.
The Ritz in London has an old-fashioned charm, with waiters wearing tails and white gloves. The dining room is exquisite, with immaculate service and ornate details.
I love my kitchen. For Manhattan, I have a rather decent-size kitchen, and it has an opening that gives out to the dining room, which has a window with a view of the city and in the distance the Statue of Liberty.
I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation. I do think there’s some value to really throwing yourself into food and embracing where it comes from.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned after a lifetime of dining on delicacies like blood pudding, sea squirts, and camel kidneys, even folks who wouldn’t come within 100 yards of a Cambodian tarantula want to hear what it’s like to chomp on one!
While I’ve won five Junos, I’ve donated four of them to the National Archives in Ottawa. Which left my fifth Juno sitting, seemingly abandoned by its four family members, on my bookcase in my dining room.
You can find fine dining in Singapore but there’s also a wide spread of local dishes available. In Singapore, I prefer to try the local bites.
I have a dining room done in different shades of white, with white cushions embroidered in yellow silk: the effect is absolutely delightful and the room beautiful.
The Panda mission really speaks to our philosophy. It is, ‘Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.’ I’m talking about everyone who works at Panda. They’re inspired to better their own lives.
Andrew Cherng
Chefs get sucked into the trap of ‘fine dining’ because some guides make it central to their ratings system and because some customers have been trained to focus their expectations on the trappings and not on the food. It’s all a gigantic waste of energy.
When you are dining with a demon, you got to have a long spoon.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
There is a big dining table at In Sung hyung’s house. That’s our hangout spot, and we drink teas and chat.
Kim Woo-bin
Shared dining fortifies us.
Deng Ming-Dao
I plan to live on campus in a dormitory and to do all the things any other student of the law school might do: use the library, eat in the dining hall, attend classes.
Medgar Evers
The directness of my mother is clearly in my voice. Her opinion is always a very strong opinion at the dining room table. I think she empowered me to have the same drive.
My aunt got me interested in journalism – she found an old typewriter, had it worked over, put it on the dining room table, gave me a stack of paper and said, ‘Play like you’re a writer.’
The food in the House of Commons is fairly good. The cafe in Portcullis House is really very high quality, and you also have a choice of eating in the more traditional restaurants, the Churchill Room or the Members’ Dining Room. I don’t often eat in them, though, as I’m usually on the run.
Walt’s idea was that – as soon as the people who were dining got through their main course. They were supposed to all be seated, served at the same time, when they got into the dessert.
I was really impressed with the dining scenes and how amazing the culinary scene is in Nashville.
I find myself wanting to make music at the dining room table or in the bedroom – I’m kind of a mobile writer, so I sort of move around the house. But the attic is definitely where I can make the most noise. While everyone on the lower floors screams ‘Earthquake!’ But no! It’s just my bass!
Understand tipping culture. Whereas Americans tip 15-20% when dining out, most European countries don’t tip, as a service charge is typically included in the bill. Make sure you’re not over-tipping by doing research before traveling.
Eating local is a relatively new concept in American dining; for the Italians, it’s a way of life.
It’s often hard for us to imagine going without some of our luxuries like travel, dining out, or Internet, much less our basic necessities like food and water. But try for a minute to imagine how life would be with such deprivations.
I’m a California girl, right? I grew up with that farm-to-table dining before it was sweeping the nation.
I kept up top grades, and by senior year, a flow of mailed college recruiting brochures accumulated into an avalanche on our dining room table.
Alinea is not the type of restaurant where you go if you’re in a hurry. Really, it’s about enjoying that three-hour block of time and reflecting on the food, having great conversation with your dining companion.
I think fine dining should be part of the community where it is, more than just for the people who are going to make a special occasion.
I think there’s something to be said for going to certain fine dining restaurants and knowing that after a certain time, it would be inappropriate to take young children. And, unrealistic for them and unfair to the child and to the others that are dining.
If I host something, even if it’s just dinner at my house, I like the event to move. So that means cocktails in the family room, and then moving outside and having appetizers on the patio, and then moving to dinner at the dining table. It’s just the idea of the event being curated to every little detail.
I worked in a dining hall in college and I worked at UPS for a full three weeks – it was the worst job I ever had.
The house is in turmoil with records on every space. In the kitchen and in the dining room is covered with records. I don’t have a big enough house to accommodate everything.
Marian McPartland
To be able to serve and to eat a whole fish, especially

To be able to serve and to eat a whole fish, especially a trout, is part of civilized dining. This applies particularly to the young, who should take to it as soon as they can handle knife and fork; this is a fine way for them to begin taking pride in themselves and their abilities.
I painted one dining room red and I must say, the conversation became very heated in that room.
Amanda Pays
I’d like to record somewhere really different. Rent a really big house and get a mobile in and set up in the dining room. Maybe New England; it’d be nice in September or October.
In 1994, when I came to PepsiCo, there were really three businesses. They were soft drinks, which included both bottling and the concentrate company. There were salted snacks – Frito Lay. And restaurants where we had, we all talk of them, Pizza Hut, KFC and a whole bunch of casual dining chains.