The place not to be seen in

Posted on May 24, 2006 

The place not to be seen in

A new restaurant where diners eat in pitch black darkness has opened in London.

Customers at Dans Le Noir have no idea what they are eating, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The idea, based on a successful restaurant in Paris, is that not being able to see what you’re eating heightens the senses and liberates the taste buds.

All needs are catered for by partly-sighted or blind waiters, who serve the food and wine, guide you to your table and to the lavatory.

Anything that might shatter the blackness, such as a mobile phone display or burning cigarette, is forbidden.

“It is a sensual feast,” said Edouard De Broglie, the 43-year-old French entrepreneur behind the £800,000 venture in Clerkenwell.

“Your other senses are awakened by the dark. Your nose, fingers, ears make you face the reality of the taste of the food.

“You are sitting by people you don’t know. You don’t judge them by your first sight. You talk to them more in the dark, then you find out what they look like later.”

from Ananova


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