Having good table manners will impress people. Some people think it is good to eat however you like. However, if you want to appear elegant, intelligent, smart, proper, from a good family with good upbringing, then you should at least adopt the following table manners.
Learning how to eat bread the proper way at a formal dinner table is more important than one might expect.
When dining, there are many occasions why you must get up and leave the dining table. Knowing how to leave your dining table properly shows that you have manners, good education, and good upbringing.
When talking, people usually use their hands to illustrate some points. However, some people use their hands too much and hand movements then no longer illustrate points but attract more (negative) attention than what come out of the person talking 's mouth.
Point is very offensive in some culture. It is good manners to never point. You especially cannot point at a person. It is very rude.
When sharing a dish, never use your own cutlery to take some food from it. Your own cutlery should only be used on your own plate that is yours alone and not shared. Your own plate is the one infront of you and a small bread plate next to it.