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Posted on 10/09/2013 5:03:28 PM PDT by Michael.SF.
The latest in New York City dining? Eating in silence. A restaurant in Brooklyn's trendy Greenpoint neighborhood is serving up a four-course meal of organic, locally-sourced food, but isn't allowing any chit-chat.
'Eat' restaurant chef Nicholas Nauman says he was inspired to put on the occasional 'No Talking' affairs after spending time with Buddhist monks in India. He says the silence allows customers a chance to better experience the food.
The restaurant's Facebook page says seats fill up fast at the no talking meals. It costs $40 for 4 courses.
Epicurious.com Editor-in-Chief Tanya Steel says the silent eating experience sounds like yet another facet of the sensory-dining eating out fad. Some restaurants offer diners the chance to consume in the dark. Other gastronomical joints feature the ability to consume not just the food - but the menu on which it is described.
At that price a lot of people would give it a try despite this stupid idea.
oh how tres chic..... Most of the time I only get adult conversation when I am OUT to dinner. The food is probably very small portions (because it is oh so fresh and local you know) and overly cutesy in presentation and effort.
If you are dumb enough to go and try it let us all know how it is.
Do they bind the hands of deaf people?
This is so stupid, I can’t stop laughing.
People go out to socialist and have a nice meal.
I’m guessing one year are no one will even remember who they are or that they ever opened.
hahahhah OMG That really was a laugh out loud - thanks!!!!!!
Can these Yuppies find anything more stupid to try???
That must mean that when you are ordering, every other patron in the room can hear what you are asking for.
ROTFLMAO!!! Best unintentional pun I've seen in a long time!
If it work, if it is making money, why should anyone give a damn.
It aint my bag, I wouldn’t go there, but if people accept it and spend their money there, more power to them.
But they have a parrot? Count me out.
Sneezing, coughing, tootin, nose blowin, lip smacking, burping, smoochin, chewing, and having fun not allowed. It’s fascism by any other name.
You are right......OMG I can be funny even without knowing it.
(Hint of the day, never try and be clever using a phone with auto correct)
Reminds me of eating in the school cafeteria when I was in first grade about a thousand years ago.
No talking. MUST clean your plate. Teacher’s patrolling up and down the aisles like prison guards. A LOT like prison guards actually.
That’s nothing new, you’re not supposed to talk with your mouth full anyway!lol
I did not include myself in that "some people"
And their phones just keep ringing and ringing....
May be a good idea.
Let the marketplace decide.
If this was mandated by Bloomberg it would be horrible.
In this case, fantastic.
Seinfeld would have had field day with this back in the day.
It’ll be the talk of the town.
If I can nosh while enjoying the quiet even better.
Diogenes Club bump.
Here’s what is important. I’m not doing it 100% but most of the time when I sit down to eat I say grace. I look at the food and thank God for not only the food but all the people who brought it to me including (if I cooked it) me. It takes less than a minute but it changes my whole attitude towards the meal.
....Or you can order great Chinese take out for $12 bucks and eat alone in silence at home.
There, saved 28 dollars.
Sherlock indeed would approve.
Do they also let you check out books to take home?
Finally! The perfect place to take a liberal woman on a date.
Silent eateries are found everywhere... they’re called prison dining halls.
I always wonder if Pelosi would speak even dumber if her hands were tied. I had a friend one time that couldn’t talk unless both hands were constantly moving. I never let her drive.
Welcome to ‘Eat’! Now, shut your pie- hole.
That would be just cruel!
Ummm..good point...how would they eat AND talk at the same time?
I drive just fine, and I am one of those whose hands move around a lot when I talk. You only need to hold to the steering wheel with one hand if it is so necessary to use a hand to make a point. I have not had an accident in 30 years.
SOrry. In rereading how I wrote that it didn’t really mean what I wanted to say. I wasn’t saying YOU (as in specifically you) but rather all those out there who might decide to try it out.
I need to be better about editing before hitting the post button.
No problem, thanks for the comment.
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