Unusual ideas in the restaurant business
Any good restaurant is first of all a show … There are a lot of abnormal establishments in the world and a lot of talented restaurateurs whose fantasies are worth envy. However, it is hardly possible to list all the unusual restaurants in the world – such a study would require the writing of a multi-volume manuscript. But it is difficult to resist the temptation to talk about the most original restaurant concepts.
Kinderkookkafe is the most unusual restaurant in Amsterdam. Instead of adult waiters in this truly children’s institution, young Dutch not only serve visitors and bring bills, but also prepare under the supervision of an adult chef. The food is delicious, especially the desserts. And with what pleasure visitors leave a tip – you will not see this in any other restaurant …
The first restaurant (in the full sense of the word) without waiters opened in Nuremberg, Germany. The waiters at the Baggers restaurant were replaced with a fully automated ordering and delivery system. To do this, on each table there is a touchscreen, which provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the menu and place an order. Ready meals are delivered on rails leading to each table.
O’Noir Montreal is a “dark” restaurant. The interiors of the restaurant are made in dark colors, and the waiters in night-vision devices meet and escort guests to the tables. Lighters, mobile phones and other illumination are prohibited in the restaurant. The first such institution was opened in 1999 in France, since then the idea has become so popular that today you can dine in almost any country in the world – Germany, England, USA, Russia, Australia, China, and in Canada with blind waiters .
The goal is the social rehabilitation of blind people who cannot return their eyesight. The sensation of eating in the dark is different from ordinary perception. For example, the taste of vegetables is felt more acutely, and the white fish becomes tasteless. Cooks and other restaurant staff are ordinary people. The restaurant not only offers food, but also arranges musical evenings and wine tasting. Impressions from visiting “In the Dark” remains for a long time.
Restaurant De Kas in Amsterdam. Here, vegetables are grown and harvested to the table right next to the restaurant. What could be better to demonstrate the naturalness of the ingredients of the dishes served.
In Taiwan, an extraordinary restaurant with a toilet theme. In Modern Toilet Taipei – dishes and chairs in the restaurant are designed as toilet bowls … “We sell not only food, but also good mood. The menu is no different from other restaurants, but we have fun, ”says restaurant owner Eric Wang.
At the Observatory Restaurant Johannesburg in South Africa, gastronomy is adjacent to astronomy. In between meals, you can look at the stars.
In the institution Big Texan Steak Ranch Amarillo in the United States regularly carry out an action for visitors – you can not pay for a two-kilogram steak with a side dish, if you can eat it in an hour. Few visitors succeeded … The restaurant management knows this physiological feature of the human body, and therefore arranges this action. Thereby attracting both visitors and observers.
In Tokyo (Japan) restaurant Alkatraz halls are designed for prison cells. Not for the faint of heart … Lattices, lattices, lattices. And in the restaurant Bollesje, located in the former prison of the German city of Rüdesheim, guests are fingerprinted and read out the rules of conduct. Then, visitors are offered to taste the “thieves’ cocktail” and put on a prison uniform in which they immerse themselves for a while in the atmosphere of prison life.
Chacaltaya ski resort Cordillera in Bolivia is one of the highest restaurants in the world – 5340 m above sea level. Getting into such a restaurant is already an achievement!
Kuappi Iisalmi in Finland – the smallest restaurant in the world – one table, two chairs. Big company does not clear up, if only by turns.
In the middle of Broadway in New York you can go back to the 50s. The interior and menu of the Ellen´s Stardust restaurant correspond to the typical “diner” (roadside restaurant) of those times. All attendants are professional singers who entertain visitors with pop numbers.
Ghetto Gourmet is not even a restaurant, but a gastronomic social mini-network, a club in which there is an excellent opportunity to eat in a pleasant and sometimes unexpected setting. The restaurant owners, brothers Joe and Jeremy, organize regular gastronomic meetings of club members in a variety of places, from the parking lot and the art gallery, to the home of a community member.
Regular customers of the club themselves vote for the place where the next dinner will be held. During the meal, the audience naturally talks, as most of them are already familiar with each other, watching entertainment and cultural programs.