With over one hundred million photos on Instagram under the hashtag #foodporn at the time of publication, it is clear that technology is playing a large part of the culinary experience. In a time where people are more engaged with how their food looks on Instagram as opposed to just how it tastes, Feast aims to create an environment that calls for diners to set their phones down and interact on a personal level. This emphasis can be seen in the large banquet table that serves as the focal point of their rustic dining room.
“It’s all about bringing the dinner party back,” Ghaw says. Feast is not about the glam that characterizes much of the Manhattan culinary scene, but rather the casual and relaxed vibes of eating with a group of good friends. Using food to unify strangers and acquaintances alike, Feast sits diners side-by-side, so everyone can chat over the diverse dishes on the table. The post-meal goal is for people to leave with stronger bonds than they had before they entered Feast’s doors.
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