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26 February 2007
Dans le Noir? Can't decide whether this 'dinner in the dark' restaurant is neat or lame.→[More:]
Probably depends on who you're with, and whether you're in a 'not taking it seriously' mood or not. Probably gonna try it anyway for the hell of it.
I would try it... If they had a nicer web site. Seriously. For something that's supposed to be a "concept" experience, I would expect a much more aesthetically reassuring site look and feel.
Even the food photographs suck (and this is something you really want to get right if you're a restaurant - this looks like, "hey, come try our greasy donkey balls, or our raw turnip and rock-hard, withered filet!").
"We aren't used to completely dark environment since you hardly find this level of darkness in daily life as, we are used to small rays of light from the streetlights or moonlight but in the Dans le Noir ? restaurant there is no light at all!"
I'm so visually cued I sometimes have difficulty talking to people on the phone. Without seeing facial expressions I'm often at a loss. Imagine how I would feel here??
I'd probably have to go with a deaf mute friend just to be safe.
Here's the Swiss restaurant. I remember my friend saying that the waiters were blind, and that they recite the menu orally but that you have a chance to read it first in the lobby before you are seated.