Some places are unique, special, innovative. But there are others that stand out for going over the top. Can you imagine going to a restaurant where you don’t know what dishes are on the menu or whether the wine you are tasting is white or red? A unique proposal backed by a notable success in many European cities such as London, Paris or Barcelona and which invites its customers to eat in the dark, as its name suggests.
At Dans Le Noir you’ll have to sharpen all your senses… except one: your eyesight, because here you’ll be dining in total darkness. Incredible as it may seem, in this restaurant you will be able to taste, touch, smell and even listen to the delicious dishes proposed by the chef. Of course, the food will reach your stomach without being seen, because here no one eats with their eyes. To help you and accompany you, there are the waiters, all of whom are blind, who will guide you ‘blind’ throughout the experience.
Dans Le Noir is a restaurant where you eat in the dark. Their motto is “Where the light goes out, the senses awaken”, and to this end they offer three surprise menus, experimenting with textures and fresh ingredients, offering a whole new play on the palate. Rediscover the way of feeling gastronomy and also take part in a social project that helps blind and visually impaired people to find work.
This initiative, brought by the entrepreneurs Maité and Christophe Sutto, has been supported by organisations such as ONCE and is a declaration of intent.
To make the experience complete, before entering the dining room, those in charge invite us to leave all our belongings in a locker, avoid the temptation of the mobile phone and place all our trust in the waiter-guides who will accompany us to our seat, serving us the food and indicating the best way to eat each dish, although the rest of the time you will have to demonstrate your gourmet skills trying to discover the ingredients and composition of each dish. An experience that can be outstanding if it is accompanied by the stealth and complicity of the other diners present in the room, as an atmosphere of calm and silence is also necessary to amplify the sensations and perception of the events. This is the only way to get the most out of this adventure.
Daniel Rodriguez Merino