Model companions: restaurant solves social distancing dilemma with mannequins

There you are enjoying a nice meal at an ornate, three-Michelin star restaurant, when you spot something odd. The waiter refills the wine glass of the patron sitting next to you. The person does not move, they do not blink. They do not even say “thank you” to the waiter. You are dining with a dummy. Welcome to dining out in the age of coronavirus. That’s the experience the Inn at Little Washington, a restaurant in northern Virginia, is planning for diners as they experiment with what dining in could look like amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ….[READ]