This business is underwater and the owner is fine with that
Those “pop-up” restaurants are just so old fashioned. The new craze just may be swim-in. Or dive-down.
That’s the hope of entrepreneur John Beernaerts, who just opened a new restaurant called “The Pearl” in Brussels, Belgium. Have you guessed where this restaurant is located? Yeah, it’s underwater. In a deep pool that he also owns.
Diners must jump into the specially designed pool and scuba dive down 16 feet below the surface to a “pod that looks like a cross between a lunar landing craft and a giant spaceman’s helmet,” according to this Daily Mirror report.
They then dismantle their scuba gear and flippers before sitting down to a delicious meal of foie gras, lobster salad and champagne served to them by waiters ... who are (of course) also scuba divers.
“We are launching a new era of restaurants,” Beernaerts said.
Scuba diver waiters deliver food in air-sealed containers to diners who will consume it in an air-sealed container and after forking over 99 euros ($137 Cdn) for the pleasure.
“It was a wonderful experience,” said one customer. “It’s a unique dinner and we will remember this all our life.”