News

Latest trend has NYC diners eating quietly

Latest trend has NYC diners eating quietly

SHHHHH: Diners at one NYC restaurant are hushed during special "quiet dining" events. Photo: clipart.com

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Epicurious.com Editor-in-Chief Tanya Steel says the silent eating experience sounds like yet another facet of the sensory-dining 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.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Michaud Raises $430K, Cutler Brings in $419K

Fresh
MICHAUD-CUTLER

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud has raised more than $430,000 in the latest filing period.

in Local

Maine’s Great Northern Paper Files for Bankruptcy

Fresh
Newsradio WGAN

Great Northern Paper Co. LLC has filed for bankruptcy.

in Local

Police: Scarborough Teen Accused of Bringing Knife to School

Germano

SCARBOROUGH, Me (WGAN News) - A Scarborough High School student was arrested after police said he brought a knife to school Tuesday morning.

in Local

Michaud Will Debate Cutler Without Gov. LePage

MICHAUD-CUTLER

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud says he will debate independent Eliot Cutler one-on-one if Gov. Paul LePage refuses to participate.

in Local

Maine Drumstick Factory Survives Fire

GENERIC FIRE 1

A Maine factory that makes drumsticks avoided serious structural damage in a fire that occurred when a water cooler overheated.