A peculiar feature of Nicholas Nauman’s new restaurant, Eat, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is that diners are required to consume egg casserole frittatas and whole grain porridge in silence. The inspiration came from a Buddhist monastery in India.
Manhattan is notorious for its naked dinner parties. The idea of clothing-optional dinners is a creation of nudist activist John J. Ordover. Diners must carry something to sit on – a towel or, for discerning women, an elegant silk scarf.
At Dick’s Last Resort a bar and restaurant chain in the United States, the staff is trained to behave obnoxiously. Patrons of Dick’s expectedly face insults and are intentionally placed in awkward situations. Diners are requited to don adult bibs and large, hand-made paper hats, plus no napkins are kept at the table. Napkins are thrown at the customers.
Alice in Wonderland dining experience
In Japan, the Alice In Wonderland themed restaurants are a rage. Each restaurant personify a classic fantasy tale with tea-cup shaped tables, romantic lighting, waitresses in blue Alice costumes and, of course, adorable and delicious dishes. Tapping the gigantic hardcover book opens the door to the delicately designed restaurant.
Dining with the dead
New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad, run by Krishnan Kutti has been attracting young and old alike. In this restaurant coffins are preserved and tables are laid around them. The dozen or so graves are secured by iron grilles — and every morning after dusting the gravestones, fresh flowers are placed on them.
The Bel Canto combines fine dining with aura of an opera house. The choicest pianists and well trained opera singers makes a night at the Bel Canto a memorable experience. The Bel Canto has two branches in Paris (at Neuilly-sur-Seine and on the Quai de l’Hôtel de Vill) and one branch in east London (in Corus Grand Hotel Hyde Park).
Dining hanging off a cliff
The Fangweng Restaurant in Hubei Province, China, is built close to the famous Sanyou Cave, or “The Cave of the Three Travelers,”. What makes it different is that it seems to hang on the side of a cliff! You need to stroll down a passageway that protrudes over the Happy Valley of the Xiling Gorge to gain entry to the dining hall.
One person dining
At Eenmaal, a new restaurant in Amsterdam, the one weird thing you’ll encounter is that they lay tables for only a single person. It’s a new experience for people who usually don’t dine out alone.
Exclusive dining (5 year waiting list)
At Chef Damon Baehrel’s Basement Bistro you’ve to wait half a decade for your turn. Built in the basement of his home in upstate New York, Baehrel’s handcrafted restaurant dishes out personally grown, harvested, and invented dishes at a premium price. The flour used in cooking come from acorns and oils extracted on site.
Pale Blue Door a creation of British artist and set designer Tony Hornecker, pops up, packs up, then pops back up again in an other location, likely in a different country. Visitors relish a three course meal in Hornecker’s life-size doll house while being entertained by pantomime and cabaret acts such as A Man to Pet and Jonny Woo.