My blogging buddy Jay had the question what kind of restaurant would you have if you had one.so I thought for a while and came up with this. (Every highlighted word will take you to a menu or something else relevant!)
An African restaurant (duh!).
For those just wanting great African cuisine they could simply come , eat, and go away satisfied, but the main drawcard at Mama's restaurant would be the SharedMealexperience .
Both diners and hired staff would be seated around big round or long tables. And as the meal progressed, the integrated staff would recount African folk tales and stories of growing up in Africa.
Then, later while the adults are treated to a coffee drinking ceremony, followed by traditional African music and dancing...
...the kids can scoot off to a big room just for them.
Here friendly staff will teach them to play Africangames. They can look at and try out various African instruments and learn a simple African dance if they wish.
Each day would be different and storytelling would take place every day at main mealtimes. The aim of the restaurant? To be a cultural tool, as well as to bring back the fun of sitting around a table together.
Ok, so this was really just a time waster for my day off, but we can all dream right? :)