A Dutch restaurant, which is part of the Mediamatic Arts Center in the Netherlands, has invented a new way to offer socially-distanced upscale outdoor dining amid the Coronavirus pandemic. It introduced classy “greenhouses” or small glass cabins built for two or three people on its public outdoor patio that offer a cozy, intimate setting, as reported by Reuters.
To avoid COVID-19 transmission, the waiters wear gloves and transparent face shields and use extra-long trays to carry plates and wine glasses into the glass cabins to ensure minimal physical contact with patrons. Organizers refer to this new concept as ‘Serres Séparées’ (Separate Greenhouses) because it flows better – and basically sounds prettier in French!
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It should be noted that this concept is a trial period that is being tested out by family and friends of the staff from the ETEN restaurant. Dutch restaurants are reportedly closed to the public and some kitchens may be offering take-out.