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Meals In Silence At Quiet Restaurant In Brooklyn, New York

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/15/2013 Be quiet and eat! A restaurant in Brooklyn, New York is dishing out meals that are leaving diners speechless. Steve Langford reports. A quiet revolution at this Greenpoint restaurant where every week or so diners get the silent treatment. Four-course, complete organic meals in complete silence, inspired by a young chef's time in an Eastern culture. "I spent some time in a Buddhist monastery in India when I was in college and we had silent breakfast every day," says Nicholas Nauman, Head Chef at "Eat" restaurant. "We just ask people to turn off their phones and to remain silent for the remainder of the meal," says Jordan Colon, owner of "Eat" restaurant. A hush falls over the dining room interrupted only by the occasional hand gesture or nod. "We made a lot of facial expressions you know we found other ways of communicating that weren't verbal," said one restaurant patron. "So far they say they haven't had to discipline anybody for making noise, but there have been some close calls," says WCBS Reporter Steve Lankford. A man steps outside to blow his nose, while this woman struggles with a giggle. But how would the inevitable difficult diner complain, other than suffering in silence. "like if there is something not quite right or they wanted something different, gives one the opportunity to just be with that moment," says Eva Schmidt, Souc-Chef at "Eat" restaurant. But really, can New Yorkers, of all people, keep quiet during dinner? "I think that'd be cool, you get to experience the food, really taste it," said one Brooklyn resident "That would be nice, I can enjoy my food," says another. "Just keep the woman from talking, the restaurant will make all the money in the world," commented another patron. Speechless, in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.
   
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