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NYC Menu Offers Something New: Silence

Updated: 10/09/2013 3:24 PM
Created: 10/09/2013 1:35 PM KSTP.com
By: Heidi Enninga

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 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.
    
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.

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