Restaurants have closed amid coronavirus lockdowns, but one Swedish couple has a solution: a table for one in the middle of a field.
Linda Karlsson and Rasmus Persson are set to open their pop-up restaurant Bord för en (Table for One in Swedish) from May 10 until Aug. 1.
Only one person, adhering to social-distancing protocols, can dine at the table situated in a meadow next to the couple’s home in the remote village of Ransäter, according to their official website.
A former professional chef, Persson has been cooking dishes for his wife’s parents and serving them through the window. This birthed the idea of the “table for one” concept, Today Food reports.
Though Sweden doesn’t have physical-distancing restrictions, there are recommendations that Persson and Karlsson, both 36, have been following. So when Karlsson’s parents showed up at their door for dinner, they had to get creative.
“My parents invited themselves over for lunch at our new house in Ransäter, Sweden,” Karlsson told Today.
That’s when they got the idea to open “the only COVID-19-safe restaurant in the world,” Karlsson told Insider.
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The solo diner, sitting in the field, will receive their food from the kitchen by a basket attached to a rope.
“We want to be able to concentrate on that sole guest when preparing the meal. But also, it is a way for us to be able to control that the guest’s experience will be totally COVID-19-free,” Karlsson explained to Insider.
Dishes will be cleaned twice and the table will be sanitized between guests.
Each meal, Insider reports, will consist of three courses made by Persson, along with drinks crafted by world-renowned mixologist Joel Söderbäck.