Maureen Gosselink | 07 May 2018
What once started as a sustainable idea is now at more than 150 catering outlets in the Netherlands. Sit & Heat heat cushions are the new way to heat a terrace. Without heating the air outside (and therefore the earth). The owners of Papa Eatalia thought that was a good idea. Thanks to a project of the municipality, they were able to purchase the environmentally friendly solution.
"We want to give our guests a warm feeling", says Killian, "that is our top priority. And that is expressed in everything. For example in the shared dining concept, where you share small dishes with everyone. Sit around the table together and taste what Italian cuisine is all about. Italian cuisine is very diverse and we want to show that with this concept. Pastas, meat, fish, you can actually do anything. The concept resembles Spanish tapas, only in the Italian way.
Courtesy of the Municipality of The Hague
The owners also like to give their guests a warm feeling, literally. Killian: "Thanks to a project from the municipality of The Hague, we were able to invest in cushions that warm your buttocks and back, keeping the whole body at the right temperature. Instead of traditional patio heaters, we now have Sit & Heat. It fits in nicely with our concept in which we want to offer something slightly different from other catering establishments. Ultimately, you offer extra comfort, even in winter. When people sit on the cushions, they talk about it. That's what we want! Positive publicity is the best publicity there is.