It should always be served very cold, on a large fruit plate, and with fruit knife and fork.
Chase gingerly slashed open the envelope with his fruit knife.
The window was wide open, to force whose latch he had thoughtfully provided himself with a fruit knife from Peter Kenny's buffet.
A doily goes under the finger bowl, and a fruit knife and fork on either side.
Also any one taking fruit must have a fruit knife and fork brought to him.
If a waitress serves, fruit knife and plate are placed first, and then the dish containing the fruit is passed.