New York restaurant has no-talking menu
Posted: Oct 09, 2013 6:24 AM EST Updated: Oct 09, 2013 8:15 AM EST
An item on the menu at Eat (eatgreenpoint.com) An item on the menu at Eat (eatgreenpoint.com)
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.