LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and current dining protocols, Esther’s Kitchen launched a new outdoor dining Greenhouse Village.
"In order for us to keep rolling with the different restrictions and capacity changes, what we've done is create this outdoor park," says Chef James Trees.
The “village” consists of eight isolated dining pods created from portable greenhouses.
Each pod is designed to serve four persons, with carpeting, heating, music and art to enliven the outdoor space, while keeping the dining party isolated from other diners.
Gov. Sisolak announced COVID-related restaurant capacity will stay at 25% for now. Outdoor dining has become a way for restaurants to increase their restaurant capacity while still staying safe and keeping customers healthy.
"We wanted to take a look at what other great restaurants were doing all over the country, and we saw what they were doing in colder climates," says Chef Trees. "We're not known for that, but the desert does get cold. We had to think about how to keep people outside with the COVID restrictions."
Some further details:
- Diners will have the full menu available, plus some exclusive specials to be announced. Each party can check in at the restaurant host desk and then enter their pod from the outside rear of the restaurant, if they wish to avoid the indoor dining room.
- Each party will be served only by one dedicated server, who has been tested and screened for safety.
- Each pod is fully sanitized in between every dining party.
- Pods may be requested only by calling the restaurant and booking verbally with our host team at 702-570-7864.