1. "Restaurant offers diners new pitch on blind date" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200507/s1410550.htm> "Diners rub their eyes as they emerge from behind a curtain after eating at France's only pitch black restaurant" "Dining in the dark in Paris" <http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/europe/09/23/dining.blind.ap/index.html> <http://www.inclusiondaily.com/archives/04/09/23/092304frcafeblind.htm> "At 'Dans le Noir' -- In the Dark -- it's not just that the lights are off and curtains closed. Diners sit in a room of inky blackness that the eyes never adjust to" 2. "Hushed reception for the Café des Signes" <http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,973593,00.html> "France's first silent bistro, where most of the 45-strong staff cannot hear, has been opened officially after a month's trial on the left bank's Avenue Jean-Moulin and there is little chance of being served quickly unless you use a bit of imagination" 3. "A restaurant full of beds? Yep, it's no lie" <http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/263583p-225498c.html> "What do I mean, a bed-filled restaurant? You know - a restaurant filled with about 30 king-size beds, tons of satin pillows and some very awkward- looking waiters bending down to change the sheets between customers" 4. "Piggybacking on other brands" <http://blog.fastcompany.com/archives/2004/11/29/ piggybacking_on_other_brands.html> "Cereality, a Boulder, Colorado, company this Wednesday opens its first full scale, sit-down restaurant, near the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The Philly location will serve 33 kinds of name-brand cereal, along with Cereality-created cereals, and specialty items like cereal bars... Cereality servers wear pajamas. The restaurants are starting out near college campuses, because as the New York Times reported several weeks ago on its front page, cereal is all the rage as the latest college eating trend" 5. "St Peter's Basilica, serving heavenly coffee" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1269607.htm> "St Peter's Basilica now has its own rooftop coffee bar... Located on the terrace at the base of the cupola designed by Michelangelo, it commands a breathtaking view of St Peter's Square all the way to the Tiber River and beyond" 6. "For the ultimate control freak: cook-it-yourself" <http://www.restaurantedge.com/index.phtml?news=1&newsid=525> "Well, according to Time, 'restaurants where diners chop, grill, boil or dip their food are hot in the heartland'"
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Posted by Bruno at 8:43pm