While the lockdown will end sooner than not, the coronavirus has certainly got us to evaluate our lifestyles. The hotel industry especially is required to ramp up its game with customers rethinking their needs to eat out at all! However, in ensuring that business runs smoothly – a restaurant in Amsterdam has come up with a unique idea to foolproof the only thing that clients are worried about at present – Safety.
In ensuring that social distancing norms are adhered to, Mediamatic ETEN – a vegan restaurant located on the Dijksgracht in the Oosterdok neighborhood of Amsterdam is now inviting guests to dine in individual greenhouses. The enclosed glass structures are equipped with a table for two or three diners and will ensure that the 1.5-meter society is facilitated after all!
Commenting on the novel initiative, Mediamatic’s founding partner Willem Velthoven in a statement to NL Times said, “This was one of the most feasible ideas from a large list of ideas we had when brainstorming,” he further added, “We have other, bigger greenhouses, but using them depends on how everything ends up going. Bigger groups could [come] now but then they should be families. For now, bigger groups are being discouraged because, from our experience, they are just louder and then you get the excited behavior causing spittle to fly and so on, and that’s the kind of behavior that would make the virus spread faster.”
Food enthusiasts can pre-book a plant-based 4-course menu at Mediamatic ETEN’s quarantine greenhouses from 18:00 – 20:30 or from 20:30 – 23:00, although bookings are currently unavailable until June.