USA TODAY - Eating? Yes. Talking. No.
A restaurant named Eat in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood has a no talking policy inspired by the chef's stay in a Buddhist monastery in India.
The price-fixed meal starts at 8 p.m., and there's no talking until the four courses are over. The silent dinner is offered a few Sundays a month.
Chef Nicholas Nauman wanted diners to have a chance to focus on the food, he said. Some diners found it romantic, while others had to conceal their giggles.
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