Containers are heating up with restaurants using them. What do French Laundry, Thomas Keller's Napa Valley destination restaurant, Asheville, NC newcomer Smoky Park Supper Club and the Santa Fe Brewing Co. in Albuquerque, NM all have in common? They are all using containers in new and great ways.
French Laundry planned a kitchen remodel that continued to grow in scope. Instead of closing the restaurant for the year-long renovations, they worked with an architect to recreate their kitchen in storage containers. They still use their dining room while the kitchen is being remodeled, but the chefs are in the containers.
Smokey Park Supper Club placed 19 containers along the French Broad River to create a farm-to-table restaurant that is accessible by foot, bike or car. Watch the video above to see them place the containers onsite. For more information on the restaurant, click here and here.
Green Jeans Farmery is a development in Albuquerque, NM is bringing together the Santa Fe Brewing Co with other local Albuquerque restaurants to create a taproom and dining area. There are future plans for a hydroponic farm so some produce can be made onsite. Check out the video below for more information or click here for information on Green Jeans Famery.
Would you go to a container restaurant if there was one in your area? What features would you want it to have?