There’s a new concept restaurant that seems like a super fun, and totally different kind of place. The restaurant O Noir offers a dining experience in the dark!
Why would you eat in the dark you ask? According to owner and founder Moe Alameddine… “When you eat food in the dark, your remaining senses are heightened to savour the smell and taste of food. Even simple, everyday dishes like potatoes and yogurt take on a culinary flare.”
But not only is the restaurant a cool new concept, it also helps sighted folks realize what it’s like to live blind. This idea started with Jorge Spielmann, a blind pastor in Zurich who used to blindfold his dinner guests at his home so they could share his eating experience. In 1999, Spielmann opened Blindekuh (German for Blind Cow); a project aimed at teaching the sighted about the sightless world, and provide jobs for blind people.
So to make sure that you get to really experience what it’s like the restaurant doesn’t let you use lighters, cellphone lights, candles or anything. You must spend the whole evening in complete darkness to get the true experience.
I can’t wait to try it out!
Photo Credit: Toronto Star