Imagine it now. You step inside a restaurant, blanketed in darkness, before being served an incredible meal. The flavours are completely amplified by your senses. It sounds a lot better than that ready meal you’ve had in the fridge for a few days, right? It’s an experience which psychologists have agreed amplifies enjoyment of food. This enticing new ‘Dining In The Dark’ event is coming to Amsterdam on September 30, and it’s a foodie experience that you won’t want to miss!
The special experience promises to “elevate your meal to a whole new level”, with darkened surroundings complimented by candlelight. It leaves just you, your tastebuds and your sense of smell to enjoy a fabulous dish served in a top-secret restaurant which is yet to be announced. How mysterious! Blindfolds will be provided to all guests (disposable for your safety) and will help to heighten the senses as you enjoy your meal.
Guests will be led into the darkened environment by a “guide”, who will be on hand to make sure you don’t bump into anything, before leaving you to enjoy the heightened experience. There are three delicious menus to choose from: red (where meat is the hero), blue (which uses the flavours of the sea), and green (a vegetarian options that puts vegetables at the forefront).
The Dining in the Dark experience will take place at the Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City, and tickets are already on sale. They’re expected to sell out quickly though, so make sure you get yours!