A three Michelin starred restaurant in Northern Virginia plans to fill their empty tables with 1940s-era mannequins while complying with the regulations set in place for re-opening.
According to The Washingtonian, Chef Patrick O’Connell has been working with a local theater to stage the other fifty percent of his restaurant that won’t be filled due to social distancing measures.
And the servers will treat them like real people, pouring them wine and according to the article, are supposed to ask them about their day.
“I think it would do people a world of good to reduce their anxiety level when they come out to a place which is still unaffected, because if you watch your television, you think that there isn’t such a place under a bubble,” says O’Connell. A friend told him: “Patrick, after all these years, your location finally paid off.”
To comply with social distancing guidelines, luxury restaurant in northern Virginia will have 1940s-era mannequins occupying 50 percent of the tables. https://t.co/ahl3J7ukUP pic.twitter.com/7VzWHHIn8Q
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