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Budapest Restaurant Solves Social-Distancing Dilemma by Serving Dinner on a Ferris Wheel

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Budapest Eye (ferris wheel) at Erzsebet Square. Luminous Ferris wheel in night city. Budapest Eye at night. Shutterstock

In Hungary, restaurant Costes serves dinner on the Budapest Eye

Toward the end of the summer, I went to Coney Island and wondered why they hadn’t opened the Wonder Wheel. I mean, I know why, but a ferris wheel seems like a pretty ideal ride for social distancing. Costes, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Budapest, had the same idea, and went ahead and served a four-course meal on the Budapest Eye.

“The Ferris wheel is ideal with its separate cabins so we can solve the issue of separate seating for guests,” owner Karoly Gerendai said of the one-night event. The cabins aren’t heated and guests had to use blankets, but Gerendai is planning on doing it again when it gets warmer out. It seems like as good an idea as any for how to serve dinner safely, assuming that you have a ferris wheel at your disposal. And maybe by the time it’s warm again in Hungary, Americans will be allowed to fly to Europe...

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  • Claire Saffitz on her new cookbook and where she gets her baking inspiration. [TASTE]
  • According to Whole Foods, 2021 is going to be the year of sauerkraut. [Whole Foods]
  • Americans are very worried about chemicals in our food. [FSN]
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