Virus is pummeling Europe’s eateries — and winter is coming

As the Friday night dinner service began earlier this month at the De Viering restaurant outside Brussels, it seemed the owners’ decision to move the operation into the spacious village church to comply with coronavirus rules was paying off. “It’s another shock, of course, because — yes, all the investments are made,” said chef Heidi Vanhasselt. Vanhasselt’s frustration is Europe’s as a resurgence of the coronavirus is dealing a second blow to the continent’s restaurants, which already suffered under lockdowns in the spring.

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