Restaurants are looking for increasingly innovative ways for people to experience food – eating in the pitch black, eating in complete silence, eating with no cutlery – the list goes on. One that slipped under our radar is Amsterdam eatery Eenmaal, which sidesteps the issue of ever having to ‘go dutch’ by only serving single customers. (They serve married customers too, but they have to eat alone.)
The pop-up restaurant opened for two days back in June, and the name Eenmaal translates literally as ‘one time’ or ‘one meal’. (But what a fine meal it is/ was: €25 for four courses, including drinks.) Created by Dutch designer Marina van Goor, the idea was a social experiment to help break the taboo of eating alone. And presumably the faux pas of not splitting the bill correctly.