Most people dread awkward pauses at dinner, but one New York restaurant is encouraging such moments with “silent meals,” according to Yahoo Shine.
The site reports Eat, a Greenpoint, Brooklyn, bistro that serves local organic fare, hosted its first-ever silent dinner, serving a $40 four-course meal to 17 patrons. The only rule: No talking.
“This was an idea that had been brewing for a long time,” Eat manager Nick Nauman told Yahoo Shine. “In my early 20s, I visited a monastery that served a silent breakfast each morning. The purpose was to teach people to focus on the taste, texture, and nutritional value of the food. When you do so, the entire eating experience improves.”
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