Sunday, June 26, 2016

Turn up at a complete stranger's house and pay them to cook you dinner.

A platform in the UK called EatAbout "invites you "to enjoy private meals in the home of a chef." You can bring your own wine or beer; there's no corkage fee.

Is it last orders for restaurants? by Killian Fox (The Guardian)

A wave of new internet startups aim to do for eating out what Airbnb did for travel accommodation and Uber for taxis, with diners eating in chefs’ own homes

... It may be too early to compare social dining platforms such as EatAbout with genuine disrupters such as Airbnb and Uber. “Unlike hotels, which have a captive market, in that everyone visiting a city needs a place to stay, restaurants exist for the neighbourhood they inhabit, for their people,” says the chef Jackson Boxer, who runs the restaurant at Brunswick House in Vauxhall, south London. “I think there are lots of fabulous things about the supper club model, but these sites are filling a niche. I don’t think they’re a threat.”


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