Mannequins wearing fantastic 1940’s-style apparel have been already theatrically staged Thursday at The Inn at Little Washington, tucked within the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains about 90 minutes west of Washington, D.C.
Though enterprise restrictions are set to start easing in some components of Virginia on Friday, eating places can solely serve dine-in clients in an outside area. The three-Michelin-star restaurant has opted to attend till Could 29 to renew eating service indoors.
“After we wanted to resolve the issue of social distancing and lowering our restaurant’s occupancy by half, the answer appeared apparent — fill it with curiously dressed dummies,” chef and proprietor Patrick O’Connell mentioned in a press release. “This might enable loads of area between actual friends and elicit just a few smiles and supply some enjoyable picture ops.”
O’Connell, a self-taught cook dinner, is a a number of James Beard Award winner, in addition to the 2019 recipient of the James Beard Basis’s lifetime achievement award. He was additionally awarded the Nationwide Humanities Medal in 2019.
“We’re all craving to collect and see different folks proper now,” O’Connell mentioned. “They don’t all essentially should be actual folks.”
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