The Inn at Little Washington Thinks Mannequins Will Make Social Distancing Less Awkward

  • May 12, 2020
  • /   Tierney Plumb
  • /   Ideas
Mannequins seated in a restaurant

The D.C. area’s only restaurant with three Michelin stars, famous for show-stopping presentations of its haute American tasting menus, has come up with an equally theatrical — albeit, a little creepy — way to make its dining room fell less empty while social distancing protocols go into place. When the Inn at Little Washington can host visitors inside its glamorous, rural Virginia digs, chef Patrick O’Connell plans to seat unused tables with mannequins wearing vintage, 1940s-style outfits.

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