Introducing a sensory and social experience, where guests are invited to re-evaluate their perception of taste and smell. Total darkness removes the attention from the superficial and focuses the mind entirely on the array of tastes and textures with which we’re presented.
In an 850sq. ft. room with no light, this intimate setting has only 24 seats. Each guest is personally greeted and guided to their table by our team of ‘guides’ – visually impaired waiting staff – and will experience a new style of dining – relying entirely on touch, smell, taste and hearing; each sense heightened by the completely dark environment.
Completely immersive, the focus is on putting guests at ease, allowing them to enjoy the experience that is immersive and sensory in all ways but one.
The menu will change regularly with a focus on highly distinct textures and flavours, and dishes will retain the structure and organization on the plate as in a traditional restaurant.
The theme of alchemy extends also to people – with no mobile phones and no light pollution, guests are invited to engage in a social experience alchemy between them without distractions; a richly human experience that is both mysterious and intriguing.
On arrival, an orientation is offered at which our team can answer guests’ questions before leading them into the dining room. At this point diners are invited to share details of any allergies and dislikes. Rather than selection from a menu, the chef will craft a three-course menu with the construction and arrangement of each dish explained in detail.
The menu remains secret until the end of the meal, so naturally guests have fun guessing what is being served. And at the end, our team explain the dishes savoured, complete with photography of each shared via an iPad.