All Net House Cafes Now Offer Disabled Access and Why This Is Important

disabledHave you noticed changes at your favorite net house cafés lately? Actually, not only in your favorite house cafés but all internet house cafes for that matter. What are the changes? All types of user, regardless of disability, whether cognitive or physical as well as technological barriers can

Access information they need. If you notice, search engines already have the microphone in order to search for what they need. This is great news for the blind. They can now access information that they need. There are also available gadgets that can provide information for the physically disabled. Web sites are also being modified for different cognitive levels. The elderly have access to information now. With the many website designers integrating elderly-user friendly elements into web design, any pimlico disabilities and elderly care residents will learn how to use the computer in no time.

Use services they need. Since the technology barrier had been increasingly considered, many individuals will no longer limit themselves to the services they can avail. For instance, a disabled individual used to rely on his primary caregiver to call his hair stylist. Now, the disabled individual can call, sent a message or scheduled an appointment with his hair stylist any day, anytime with the use of the computer.

Buy products they want to use. Like what have been mentioned above, services are no longer limited to what primary caregivers can extend to the disabled individual. Access to information as well as services is now evident as well as access to products. For instance, an individual would like to have a specific brand of oats that he used to buy from the supermarket. However, the primary caregiver finds it difficult to travel out of the way to buy the oats for the disabled individual. So, the disabled individual is forced to settle with what’s available. Surfing the services and products from the web will get the disabled individual a chance to get the brand of oats he wanted, delivered to his doorstep.

Talk to website administrators and moderators. Should the individual wanted to have something changed on a website he availed he can directly communicate the issue with the website administrators and moderators. Web sites have a user interface that provides ease in communication despite physical disabilities.

It has been a long time that people with physical and cognitive disabilities were left behind when it comes to development. The advent of the home modifications for the elderly and ramps for the disabled in a wheelchair was the last ones implemented prior to providing access to computers. It is high time that the individual with physical and cognitive disabilities be taken notice when it comes to providing website designs that are responsive to all types of individuals in terms of abilities and skills. However, not all web sites offer such access. It may take time before all website designers and developers become aware of the possibility that their websites need to respond to the needs of other types of individuals, too, however, this is a good start.

How to Be the Trendsetter in Restaurant Parties

restaurant partyThemed parties are a joy to go to because of the excitement relating to the amount of preparation that you will need as well as the event itself. A well-planned costume for themed parties generates results that are worth remembering especially when everyone when it’s held in a beautiful garden design. Your restaurant patrons will be surprised and will be waiting excitedly for the next party.

Conduct a survey. People in your restaurants usually come in to eat. Some people may be looking for a new party to go to or just want to get away from the stress of work. A party in their favorite restaurant such as yours is not a bad idea.

Young people enjoy meeting members of the opposite gender. As such, grab this idea and organize a party where people can meet other people. Offer discounts for some slow-moving food products to increase sales. Young persons may go to the lengths of using accessories to get attention from that person they like. You should know that there are two types of attention: favorable and unfavorable. Too much of anything can be damaging – and this applies to your fashion statement and manner of talking. So you should also try to remember this and imbibe it with your staff and guests.

The first thing you should try to do is assess the type of personalities that come into your restaurant. If most of them are the silent type, remember that such people tend to get attracted to the opposite of how they project themselves. If they are quite timid at parties, you are in the best position to make them feel comfortable and enjoy the crowd. He or she would not be there if she does not want to.

Organize great parties in your restaurant with different themes. Make sure that your garden or lawn had been inspected and built by bristol landscapers. Try small and comfy themes because these kinds of gatherings are less too intimidating. Start with what’s available. Get into fantasy or fiction themes. You will see fairies, complete with wands and leotards, as well as Morticia of the Adams family with her long black nails, long black hair and tattered black gown. Young people as well as adults can also dress up for the occasion.

Costume parties are trend setters. Did you know that with your costume, you can be the trend setter? Once you made an impression that makes mouths agape in awe, you will most probably get more patrons in your restaurant. Now, your costume, however impressive the design, will fall short from getting impressive results without accessories. When talking about accessories, it should be the whole ensemble – head to foot. For example, if you decide to be a Japanese samurai, you are expected to be in a kimono, white face, dark lashes, wearing a samurai warrior wig, in socks and wooden clogs. Then, you can go and approach the lady in Red, Madonna, Dorothy or whoever she’s trying to cast and start the conversation ball rolling by telling her that she looks great with her costume. Who knows, maybe the next party in town, it will be your restaurant that will get rave reviews!

How to Choose Blinds for your Restaurant Business

restaurant windowsDo you own a restaurant that has large, boring windows? Have you considered a new look just by giving attention to window treatments? One of the great improvements that you can do with your restaurant business is to install blinds. However, since your restaurant is a business establishment, you should take time to consider the type of blinds that would be appropriate. As such, here are some elements that you should take note of in choosing window treatments for mylocalblinds.

Flame Retardant. One of the reasons that you cannot install window blinds near the kitchen of your restaurant is the possibility of fire. However, you can still install window blinds with materials that are flame retardant. You should look for blinds that used wood that were timber treated. The treatment on the wood makes it an ideal barrier against flames. You can also ask for calcium silicate treated wood in making the blinds. Calcium silicate boards withstand humidity that it is one of the most successful fireproofing materials used in Europe.

Glare Reduction. Have you experienced your eyes getting hurt from glare? Glare is the presence of a bright light such as those that you experience when driving at night and the other car at the opposite of the road uses bright lights on their car. It is also experienced when you are eating in a restaurant, seated near a window and the sunlight strikes the metal railing or metal table outside. Instinctively, you have to look away. There are people who experienced seeing black spots right after the glare, which is very uncomfortable. You can use any type of window blinds to address this problem.

Dim out. Fine dining restaurants usually have outdoor façade and lights for landscape purposes. The lights outside serve to highlight and at the same time illuminate a particular area where people dine. However, you may have guests that need the dim interior of the restaurant for setting the mood for the reason of their dinner or celebration. To achieve such results, you can also use any type and style of window blinds that would appropriately fit your restaurant.

Machine Washable. One of the common reasons that will prevent you from choosing the right blinds for your restaurant and its maintenance is cleaning. Machine washable venetian blinds are also available in different hues and styles. You can also ask the window blinds sales agent on how the blinds are washed or cleaned.

Blackout Fabrics. Roller blinds are great for restaurants. They do not have complex mechanisms like their counterparts. All you have to do is pull up or pull down to a specific height in order to block out any light from the window. This is ideal for conference rooms or private dining rooms in your restaurant.

Light Reflective. Do you enjoy the benefit of energy efficient windows? The sunlight is a good source of light and will help you conserve on operating expenses. You don’t have to turn on lights during the day time as daylight streaming from your window will be enough to accomplish necessary tasks for the day. However, you don’t want the heat, right? You can choose to get translucent blinds. These types of blinds allow enough light inside the room, but prevents while preventing the heat to go through.

A Mother’s Day Special

Impress your mom by serving her some great tasting macarons and tea. We have some specials specially served if you bring your mom with you on Sunday. Of course, it would be easy to identify the mom and the brood. Or showcase your chef skills and whip up the macaron goodies yourself!

Note: Macarons are simply made from egg whites, ground almonds and icing sugar, and they’re often sandwiched together with a spread of buttercream or jam. The result is a ‘cookie’ that gives an initial crunch before slowly melting in your mouth.

Here are the steps!

Macarons

A La Cuisine describes and reminds you: The secret to making good macarons is to stir the batter to just the right consistency. Stir too little, and your macarons won’t have feet and will have a peak on their tops. But stir too much, and you’ll end up with flat, cracked, tough and chewy macarons. The best way to check for the correct consistency is to test if peaks in the batter quickly dissolve. I’ve also read that the batter should be mixed just until it ‘flows like magma.’ After the macarons have been piped, it’s important to let them rest until they’ve formed a skin.

Macaron Batter

1 ¼ cups icing sugar

4 oz almond flour

¼ cup egg whites

Pinch of salt

¼ granulated sugar

Draw 1 inch circles about 2 inches apart on 3 pieces of parchment. Place each sheet on a baking sheet.

Sift icing sugar and push almond flour in a sieve. Mix the sugar and flour in a bowl and set aside. Keep them dry.

Whip egg whites in a large bowl on medium speed until foamy. Then increase the speed to high while adding granulated sugar. Continue to whip until the whites are firm and shiny.

With a flexible spatula, gently fold in icing sugar mixture into egg whites until completely incorporated. The mixture should be shiny and ‘flow like magma.’ When small peaks dissolve to a flat surface, stop mixing.

Prepare a piping bag with a 1 cm round tip. Pipe the batter onto the baking sheets where the circles were drawn. Remove air bubbles by tapping the underside of the baking sheet. Let dry at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours until you see skin forming.

Bake, in a 160C/325F oven for 10 to 11 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to keep the oven door slightly ajar, and rotate the baking sheet after 5 minutes for even baking.

In a cooling rack, put the macarons after removing from the oven. Cool it. Remove the macarons from the parchment with a spatula.

Pair macarons of similar size, and pipe about ½ tsp of the filling onto one of the macarons. Sandwich macarons, and refrigerate to allow flavours to blend together. Bring back to room temperature before serving.

Pipe ½ of your favorite filling onto one of the macarons and pair it with a similar sized macaron like a sandwich. Refrigerate to blend the flavors together.

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Our favorite:

Toasted Sesame Macarons

4 tbsps and 1 tsp white sesame seeds
1 recipe macaron batter
1 recipe Italian buttercream

Macarons:

Toast 2 tbps of sesame seeds until golden brown. Grind the seeds with a processor, and push them in a sieve. Make the macaron batter, and mix in the sesame seeds when combining sugar and almond.

Buttercream: Use a food processor or coffee mill to finely grind 2 tbsps sesame seeds, and push through a fine sieve or tamis. Before refrigerating the buttercream, mix the sesame into the buttercream.

Assembly: Pipe sesame filling onto one half of the finished macarons, and carefully sandwich together.  Top each macaron with a few sesame seeds.

Your mom would surely love this wonderful treat. Enjoy!!