...wait for it...
Yup, you go along and enjoy your meal...without saying a word to your dining companions.
I am sorry, but that's my idea of hell.
Crikey, a dinner party there would be a riot.
Even worse, imagine being invited to that dinner party? It really would say a lot about what your hosts thought of you.
'How were the Browns?'
'Well, George looked like he chewed on the steak and Mary couldn't get through her duck - took home a doggie back. Apart from that, couldn't tell you. They looked well enough, though.'
Apparently the chef was inspired after a trip to India after he saw Buddhist monks eat their meals in silence.
But what I want to know - were those monks smiling?