You are about to live an unbelievable experience: eating and drinking in the pitch darkness. This idea might seem a little strange at first, but by suppressing the dominant sense of sight, you will enter a world in which one is uncertain of surroundings and experiences.
With the help of our blind guides you are going to completely re-evaluate the notions of taste and smell through our gastronomic and pedagogical process.Our food, mostly organic, is based on first quality ingredients, making this experience as interesting and tasty as possible. Just choose one of our 4 surprise menus. Please see pictures below for previous surprise menus.
The Red menu: with meat and vegetables
The Blue menu: with fish and seafood
The Green: for the vegetarians
The White: the Chef’s surprise ( it could be anything)
Most of the London venues only allow entry if you have a valid ID. Please ensure that you have it on you or you may be refused admission. Please note that all our events are for people over 18 years old, as per group’s description.
WELCOME TO A WORLD OF SENSE !
Dinner in the total darkness, guided and served by blind people, is a unique experience that changes our perception of the world by reversing our point of view and allows us to completely re-evaluate our perception of taste and smell. It is also a social experience where darkness takes away all preconceptions and protect us from shyness. Finally, it is a richly human experience when the blind becomes your eyes, opening your mind to an intriguing new world of mystery and sensation. Dive into your imagination and rediscover your senses. This place is totally devoid of vanity, and everyone must go! You will be welcomed into a bar and lounge area with a warm atmosphere. Our welcome staff will explain you the concept and take your orders.
As you don’t know what you will eat, it’s difficult to choose the wine. Even if we have a wine card selected by Christophe Garnier, our French wine expert, we propose you a surprise wine by glass or bottle adapted to your meal. (please note that the drinks are not included in the prcei and you will have to pay for them separately). You can give the waiters the budget you want to spend in wine and we’ll chose the best adapted offer for you.
After your order is completed, you will have to wait a few moments before your guide comes out of the dark room to take care of your group and bring you to your table in the dark room. During this time you will be asked to put all your bags and coats (prohibited in the dining room) and objects making light (as mobile phone, lighters, etc …) in a locker in the basement. Watches must be kept deep in your own pocket. If you have anything of a value over £300 please contact our staff who will keep it safe or keep it with you but please make sure it doesn’t make light.
You can order additional drinks (not included in the price) in the Dining Room. You can ask anything to your guide/waiter that you can call at any time by his/her first name. He/She will come to you as soon as possible. If you feel uncomfortable or distressed please tell your guide. If you wish, he will be able to take you back to the light.
At the end of the dinner, you will be taken out by your guide. We ask you to watch the ground when you go out and to re-open your eyes carefully because light can be painful after an hour and half or more in the dark.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK!
Guests can choose only among a limited choice of surprise Menus. The idea is that each guest should not know exactly what he or she will be eating… just the general category. It’s all about the flavors, the textures and the seasonings. It is an old principle often used in the industry, called “blind tasting”.
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section