What a wonderful thing, I thought, sort of like; farm to the table kind of thing; but the reporter kept talking and then I heard the caveat of this culinary feast. The chef implemented a no talking allowed rule for the entire dining experience. My first thought was… well I laughed, but before I made any decisions about it, I needed to know more. Apparently, the chef is borrowing from a Buddhist experience he had when he participated in a no talking breakfast in a monastery in India. So on occasion, the restaurant that is called Eat holds these eat don’t speak meals.
Look, I get it; it’s trendy and hip yet let’s think about this for a moment. Can a chef really put into place a rule to be quiet so that the diner can savor the meal? Actually, the chef can. Yet, is the diner really savoring what is being tasted or is the diner just following a rule.