The latest concept in dating and dining: Speed Plating

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Chef Danny Boome tries something new

Celebrity Chef Danny Boome’s concept of “speed plating”, a take on combining speed dating with dinner, was a welcome change from some of the tired old three-minute dating routines. At Tree & Garden restaurant in the upper East Village on a recent Tuesday evening, more than 40 people gathered to sample Boome’s creations, in four courses, and to engage in an unusual activity: in as much time as it takes to complete eating a course to match and connect four different people with each other.