You want to make
a toast at your dinner party, but when should you do it? Before
the soup or salad course? After desert? Some time in between?
While doing a toast at any time is better than not doing one
at all, there definitely is a best time to raise your wine
glass to give a toast.
The best time is
after the main course, but before desert has been served.
Ensure that your guests have just refreshed their wine glasses,
or give guests time to do that if they are pouring their own...
you don't want to give a toast only to notice that over half
of the guests are raising an empty wine glass!
This is also the
best time because guests are full and happy from the main
course... yet haven't overstuffed which is so often the case
when desert is served! This also gives guests the time to
digest their meals a bit more before the desert course is