Not So Secret Supper Clubs?

When Airbnb first launched, the concept of choosing to spend your vacation in a stranger’s home seemed completely odd. Now that this is no longer considered as irregular, Airbnb has set itself a new challenge: to make dining in a stranger’s home somewhat mainstream. Airbnb is launching a pilot program in the San Francisco Bay area where it will allow home cooks to host a home cooked meal in their own homes. Home-sharing was originally a tough sell, but this could definitely prove to be a bigger challenge. Tourists most likely will want to explore the restaurant and bar scene of their destination, but perhaps this service could add a completely new dimension to the dining experience. From a diner’s point of view the experience could potentially be awkward depending on varying degrees of interaction with the hosts and a from a host’s point of view, cooking and entertaining is a lot more labor-intensive than simply rendering the keys to your home for a home stay.

To read more about this experiment and what it could mean for the restaurant sector click here

 

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