Restaurants. We don’t just love them, we depend on them: they are where my social life takes place, where landmark events are celebrated, where I learn about the different cultures that make up my community. But the industry is on the precipice of oblivion: most restaurants around the world are closed, and those that have switched to takeaway and delivery know it’s merely a sticking plaster.
Since the global pandemic took over and social distancing was imposed as one of the most important measures to avoid contagion, there are a lot of things we’ve all been missing and one of those things certainly are restaurants.
When will restaurants reopen? Well there are some good news for people living in Amsterdam.
Mediamatic ETN, a restaurant in Amsterdam, found a solution on how to get back in business and still follow the social distancing measures. They serve their four-course vegetarian menu for dinner to their guests while they sit in their own personal quarantine greenhouses.
At the moment the “trial service” is available to family and friends of staff and all of the upcoming reservations (until the end of June) are already sold out, as it can be seen on their website https://mediamatic.stager.nl/Serres%20Séparées/tickets.
As many countries around the world begin to loosen restrictions on social distancing, this type of dining in a personal greenhouse, could actually take off.
According to some people who have already visited the restaurant, the greenhouse is really cozy and nice and the food is delicious.
The restaurant is following the measures imposed by using long wooden boards to bring dishes into the greenhouses to their customers and the waiters wear gloves and face shields to protect themselves and the diners from any risk of infections.
Meanwhile, in more than half of the states in the US, the restaurants and cafes are also starting to reopen. For that purpose, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released detailed instructions for restaurants planning on reopening, which also includes the use of disposable menus for their customers.