Coronavirus — Photos: This restaurant reopens with ‘Quarantine Greenhouses’; sold out until June end
First Published 9, May 2020, 1:41 PM
Amsterdam: A restaurant in The Netherlands’ capital Amsterdam has reopened with new designs keeping in mind the safety of its staff and customers in the post-coronavirus (COVID-19) world. The Mediamatic ETEN restaurant has come up with greenhouse dining where diners enjoy their meals in glass cabins. They are called “Quarantine Greenhouses”. In French, the glass houses are called ‘Serres Séparées’ (Separate Greenhouses). The restaurant is sold out until June end, according to its website. Here are some of the pictures from the restaurant and how the waiters are serving food.
"In restaurants and bars, a separate room is traditionally named in French: "chambre séparée". It suggests a sexy kind of intimacy, here things can happen that should remain hidden from plain sight and not be heard by all. We've decided to name our greenhouses in French too. Although what happens inside will be a lot more public...," the Mediamatic ETEN restaurant said.
A waitress wearing a protective faceshield arrives to serve wine to friends having dinner in a so-called quarantine greenhouses in Amsterdam, on May 5, 2020 as the country fights against the spread of the COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.
"In these times we are reinspired by contamination precautions and the redesign of togetherness. Our greenhouses protect you from the outside and others while offering you a unique experience of intimate dining," the restaurant said.
A glass cabin can house two to three people.
"We have created a place of reconnection. Here you can savour an intimate moment outside," the restaurant said.
The photos were taken during a test run on Monday (April 27, 2020) and Tuesday (May 5).
Waiters wear face shields and gloves with long dish boards to serve food.