An American restaurant plans to reopen for dinner later this month, as Virginia begins the first phase of reopening non-essential businesses – but some of its original customer base may seem a bit lifeless.
During the first reopening phase, state restaurants will only be allowed to eat outside and the patios will be limited to 50% of their capacity.
However, The Inn at Little Washington, a 3-star Michelin restaurant where the tasting menu starts at US $ 248 (A $ 384) per person, did not want its coveted tables to be lost during the tenure.
Chef Patrick O’Connell therefore decided to seat another team – models dressed in the most beautiful way.
Photos on the restaurant’s social media page show decorated models wearing 1940s wigs and tea dresses for “women” while male models are buttoned up in three-piece suits with ties and hats.
The debonair dolls are positioned so that they appear to be eating at tables or sitting on couches, seemingly in conversation, and probably discussing their chance of having a seat at the award-winning restaurant.
Aside from all the jokes – and the models – Mr. O’Connell told Washingtonianthat his restaurant was taking the COVID-19 crisis seriously and intends to keep Washington, Virginia free from all cases.
Rappahannock County, where Washington is located, currently has no confirmed deaths and only 10 positive cases.
“I think it would be good for people to reduce their level of anxiety when they go out in a place that is still not affected, because if you watch your television, you think there is no such a place under a bubble, “said Mr. O’Connell.
The chef added that his staff are doing deep cleaning and would wear masks with another special touch – each mask will be designed with the signature smile of Marilyn Monroe or the chin of George Washington.
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