The nudist restaurant O'Naturel Paris will close its doors next month, only 15 months after its opening. "We want gastronomy to work for nudity," said co-founder Stéphane Saada, a former insurance salesman, in 2017. the site now indicates"It is with great regret that the time has come to unplug the plug.
Contacted for a comment, Saada and his twin brother and business partner, Mike, said there was not much to say: "We are closing our doors because we do not have enough customers. that this adventure lasts longer … We had a good start, now we'll be better off. "
The last restorer to have served buffs could have said the same. In 2016, The bamboo cabin of a bare dining room by Seb Lyallthe Bunyadi in London sparked initial interest but was closed three months later; a plan to resurface has not yet been realized.
The 15 months of O 'naturalness are, in fact, very respectable. Most restaurants do not do it for a year now, even those that allow customers to dress – although the temperature, not just the measurable type, may have been one of the reasons for O'Naturel's fall. "I found the atmosphere very cold," wrote Topgars34 on Tripadvisor.
It is true that, from the point of view of decoration, the joint is more like a low-budget dental surgery than a place where you would feel quite comfortable. Topgars34 said the food was decent 7.5 out of 10, but he said, "Alone and without a phone to keep me busy, the meal seemed like an eternity."
More recently, the program included nude karaoke, dance nights and a bikini party (an update on Facebook revealed that the last one had been without swimsuits at the bettors' request) – so this is not as if O'Natural was not trying.
It's perhaps more than just people want food. Hannah Norris, founder of Nourish PR Consulting, points to the downturn seen in fancy restaurants and refers to the recent disappearance of Flavor Bastards in London – anticipated comments its concept, a questionable, seemingly anarchic way with ingredients, as well as an irritating service and this outrageous name. Where even last year's concepts, including eating in the dark or in someone's cabanon, Norris now sees an interest in culinary creativity in a straight line. The lawsuit, as she says, is about "that dish that kills" – as long as the restrictions on how you could eat it are minimal.
None of the two Saada brothers are nudist – in fact, they would dress the same way from head to toe – making their adventure choice more gimmick than anything else. When asked if they could pursue other nudist ways, they are adamant. "No"A long silence and then again"No"