Michelin-Starred Dining for Dummies: The Story Behind the Social-Distancing Mannequins at the Inn at Little Washington
Source: The Inn at Little Washington
Even by the standards of an elite triple-Michelin-starred shrine to fine dining, the guests at the Inn at Little Washington are polite. They don’t chatter loudly and incessantly, never berate servers, wouldn’t think of sending back a dish or wine. They don’t hold up the restroom, or fidget, or blink, or breathe, or experience sadness or pain … because the first guests to occupy the dining room at the longtime Wine Spectator Grand Award winner in the hamlet of Washington, Va., after its COVID-19 shutdown are mannequins.