That's interesting VeraBlue.....
While restaurants have always served the salad first (in the USA anyway), I have always preferred to eat it after the main course and always saved it for last when at family dinners or making one for myself with dinner.
I guess I'm more Victorian than I ever realized
Actually I like to eat my salad with the main course - what i noticed people will get so full if u bring anythign out after mains they will be like..."and where is that supposed to fit exactly?"
pasta has to come before meat!! altho my bf like to munch on the meatballs while eating the spaghetti, if i don't bring them out he's like "where are they"!?!?!?!? LOL