Food is usually best when it’s shared. After all, great company, wine and conversation have the ability to elevate even the most mediocre of meals to something that’s really great. And if you’re fortunate enough to have a pretty good, excellent, or amazing meal to start with, then the overall experience can be utterly amazing.
I love mixing food and conversation, but one of the best compliments I’ve received is utter silence. When the food is so good that you need to devote all your attention to it, then I know that I’ve done what I hoped to do.