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Dining in silence

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Posted at 5:18 AM, Oct 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-15 07:18:36-04

(CNN)– Be quiet and eat!

A restaurant in Brooklyn, New York is dishing out meals that are leaving diners speechless.

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.”

“We just ask people to turn off their phones and to remain silent for the remainder of the meal.”

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.”

So far they say they haven’t had to discipline anybody for making noise, but there have been some close calls”