Every day, before the phone starts ringing off the hook, before the delivery men drop off the wine, beers, vegetables, meat, before my team are briefed with the specials for the day, before the clients walk through the door and before I turn on the PC, I love to sit in silence.
Sweet Mandarin has amazing feng shui. It is cool, calm and peaceful. I usually sit at table 3 (which means alive in chinese!) and just be, in silence. I clear my thoughts, leave any anxieties or issues at the door and just say a small prayer of thanks to God for the blessings and protection before service starts.
Those few moments are precious and that is why the silence before the storm is my Sweet NothingÂ of the day.