Dining in a quiet environment

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Dining in a quiet environment

Postby jtoh » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:20 am

Has anyone noticed that restaurants are getting noisier and noisier? I'm not talking about cafes or casual restaurants but proper restaurants, even higher-end French and Italian establishments. It used to be that the clinking of cutlery and quiet conversation was the norm in fine dining establishments but now conservations are much louder. I don't even need to perk my ears to listen in on what the party two tables away is saying. I miss the good old days.

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Re: Dining in a quiet environment

Postby b2b3m4 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:24 pm

Yes, i totally agree. And it seems to be the in thing to laugh out loud (too many lol). The impression these people give me is like "I'm in, I'm hip. I'm in control. Look at me". Even on weekdays tea affairs, there bound to be 1 or 2 groups of exraordinary loud tables.

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Re: Dining in a quiet environment

Postby Guest » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:29 pm

Yes I feel the same too... No such thing as fine dining except at home... :lol:
Is attention the goal? :shrug:
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Re: Dining in a quiet environment

Postby jtoh » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:31 pm

b2b3m4 wrote:Yes, i totally agree. And it seems to be the in thing to laugh out loud (too many lol). The impression these people give me is like "I'm in, I'm hip. I'm in control. Look at me". Even on weekdays tea affairs, there bound to be 1 or 2 groups of exraordinary loud tables.


I agree with you there. Guess I'm not very hip or in control. :imcool:

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Re: Dining in a quiet environment

Postby jtoh » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:32 pm

ksi wrote:Yes I feel the same too... No such thing as fine dining except at home... :lol:
Is attention the goal? :shrug:


Now if I could cook that well it might be. But I like to be pampered and have waiters attending to me. :wink:

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Re: Dining in a quiet environment

Postby gladyschan » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:04 pm

the wine company at evans road is not bad. a western restaurant, quite out of the place, but still reminds me very much of a quiet cutlery clinking environment. i guess it depends on the company you're having on the same evening.

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