ON BEST HOLD TO BE SEATED AT RESTAURANT- THE LEGACY OF THE MEETING SPOT APERITIF BAR

THE APERITIF BAR IS A SMALL BUT VERY PLEASANT FEATURE IN CLASSIC HOTEL AND RESTAURANT DESIGNS. A BAR OFFERS THE GUEST THE OPPORTUNITY TO ARRIVE AT ANY TIME BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT OR DATE WHILE BEING TREATED AND ENTERTAINED BY THE HOSTING BAR TENDER, ON THE OTHER HAND LATE ARRIVALS WILL BE SAT OUT COMFORTABLY EXACTLY SAME WAY AND FOR ANOTHER GOOD REASON. A GOOD RESTAURANT WILL ALWAYS BE OCCUPIED, THEREFOR SPONTANEOUS VISITS AND OCCASIONS IN GAINING ACCESS TO A TABLE CAN BE CHALLENGED BY DROPPING IN TO THE BAR AND AWAIT THE EARLY DEPARTURE OF GUESTS OPENING UP A TABLE SURPRISINGLY TO THE LUCKY DROP-INNERS.

SELDOM DO BARS ALLOW SMOKING IN NEW PURITAN SOCIAL BEHAVIOR TIMES, FOR GOOD REASON IF YOU ARE A NONSMOKER, FOR SAKE, IF YOU ARE. IN THE CASE OF PRVATE MEMBER CLUBS, BE IT ANNABEL`S OR 5 BERKLEY STREET, THE COMMON RESTRICTIVE EU PROHIBITION RULES ARE NOT APPLYING TO THESE PLAYGROUNDS AND THEREFOR THE BAR WILL BE THE SOCIAL MEETING HOT SPOT FOR ENJOYING A FUME AND LIQUID INFUSION WITHIN A SOCIAL CONVERSATION.

A OPEN SECRET, THE APERITIF HAS A SIGNIFICANT SOCIAL AND RITUAL FUNCTION IN EASING UP THE GUESTS AND ALLOW THEM TO ARRIVE TO THE SETTING AND CALM DOWN, A PLEASANT AND WELCOMING STAFF AND A GOOD BAR TENDER IS OF GREATEST IMPORTANCE, A GOOD RECEPTION LEAVES NO ONE UNEXPECTED. SOME CHEFS SUGGEST A APERITIF WILL SHARPEN THE SENSES AND RAISE THE LUST FOR DINING, FOR SURE IT ASSISTS THE COMMON SENSE OF SOCIAL INTERACTION AND PERCEPTION IN HAVING A GOOD ENJOYABLE TIME, WE SHALL NOT FORGET THAT THE DRINKS CONTAIN A SUBSTANCE WHICH LEADS TO NEURO-DEGENERATIVE IMPACT IF ABUSED, SO REASONABLE CONSUM IS OBLIGED.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE A GOOD BAR? A EASY QUESTION? OBVIOUSLY NOT! I WAS INVITED TO VISIT A BAR IN DOHA QATAR, WHICH WAS BUILD BY THE SAME TENDER WHO DID THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SAME PLACE. THE BAR WAS LARGE SCALED, IT OFFERED A BROUGHT SELECTION OF FINEST CIGARS FROM CUBA, THE WALLS WERE HUNG FULL OF PORTRAITS FROM AMERICAN PERSONALITIES, THE CHESTERFIELD SEATINGS WERE LARGE AND COMFORTABLE, THE LARGE LONG BAR COUNTER WAS FLANKED BY A GRAND PIANO, THE PLENTY STAFFERS STOOD LIKE DECORATION, AS THERE WERE NO GUESTS AT ALL, EACH TIME I VISITED THE PREMISES, DURING OUR PROJECTS OCCUPANCY FOR A TEA AND A CIGAR, THE BAR ITSELF AND SHELVES WERE AS EMPTY AS IF ABANDONED.  SERVING SPIRITS WAS (IS?) GENERALLY PROHIBITED IN QATAR, THERE WAS SIMPLY NO NEED FOR THIS BAR AND THEREFOR IT STOOD EMPTY WITH NO FUNCTION ONLY BEING DECORATION BY ITSEL.  SOMEBODY HAD PLANNED THIS BAR NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS ESSENTIAL IN DOING SO!

FIRSTLY NO BAR WITHOUT A BAR COUNTER AND (!) BAR STOOLS, A BACKWARD SHELF AND PREPARATION AREA ALONGSIDE THE INSTALLATIONS NEEDED TO CHILL THE BOTTLE, A BASIN AND YOUR`RE DONE WITH THE BASICS. SECONDLY: NO BAR WITHOUT WHAT IS SERVED IN A BAR AT PLACE, BE IT TEA, COFFE OR LIQUIDS ( I KNOW PURITAN BAR TENDERS DONT SERVE COFFE OR TEA, I THINK THERE IS NO GOOD REASON FO WHY NOT DOING SO) . SO SHOWING WHAT YOU SERVE WILL BE NOT ONLY PRACTICAL BUT TRANSPARENTLY USEFUL TO THE GUEST, BESIDES HAVING THE ROLE OF EYE PLEASURE. FINALLY YOU NEED A GOOD BAR TENDER, SHE OR HE WILL BE THE HEART OF THE BAR AND THE KEY TO WEATHER THE BAR WILL BE A HOP OR FLOP. WITH THIS SKETCHED OUT, WHY ARE THERE SO VERY FEW GOOD HANDSOME EXAMPLES AND REFERENCE DESIGNS AVAILABLE FOR A GOOD BAR WHEN ACHIEVING A GOOD DESIGN RESULT IS SO EASY AND SIMPLE TO OBTAIN?

MAYBE ITS LACK OF INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT, AS CLASSIC (COCKTAIL) BARS ARE BECOMING EXTINCT WHILE COFFEE BARS AND JUCIE BARS ARE POPPING UP INSTEAD. THERE IS SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS ABOUT PERCEPTION OF BARS AS PLACES WITHOU A REASONABLE OFFERING FOR MODERN PERFORMING SOCIETIES.  WHOEVER THINKS THIS WAY HAS EITHER NEVER VISITED A GOOD BAR OR AT LEAST NOT ENJOYED TIME WITH THE ERIGHT PEOPLE IN DOING SO. IF EVERYTHING MATCHES PERFECTLY, ITS A PERFECT EXPERIENCE WITH A CULTURAL VALUE AND TRADITION BASED ON THE NATURE OF SOCIAL SPECIES THE HUMAN RACE IS, AT LEAST CULTIVATING EATING AND DRINKING RAISES OUR SPECIES ABOVE THE APES.

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