Dining in The Dark

Dining in The Dark

Time Europe profiles a trendy restaurant in Berlin that leaves diners completely in the dark—literally.

Guests choose from the menu in the lighted entry hall and then are led into a completely dark dining room, where they are served by blind waiters. The idea is to let the other four senses become amplified as you eat.

To add to the spirit of mystery, individual dishes are not clearly identified as, say, goat cheese on a tomato beignet. Instead, enigmatic descriptions such as “a flying visit to an Alpine cheese factory” make the diners even more curious about what’s soon to hit their palettes.

I’m happy to note that the kitchen is well-lit. Just don’t get up to go to the bathroom. You may end up in the cloakroom.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli