You may think: "Why should we do dinner in the dark?"
It's simple: when you can’t use one of your 5 senses, the remaining ones sharpen, therefore making the experience more focused on conversation and enjoying the taste of food.
The experience will have a schedule similar to the following
The chef arrives and introduces himself and the waitstaff, there will be a time to gather and have drinks normally while the chef prepares the meals (approx 1,5h). The table will be set up during this time.
Then when everyone is ready, phones will be put in silence and placed in a box. At this time everyone will sit and the wait staff will help to put on the blindfolds and to turn the lights down. There will be lights from candles at all times.
Now the chef will do an introduction and from this time on dinner will be served with a small break in between courses to reset the table, cutleries and plate the following dishes. During the dinner experience, making conversation will be promoted as well as enjoying the taste of the food in a way you probably have never done before.
After dessert is finished, lights will come back on and this will be the end of the experience. The Chef and wait staff will leave as soon as the cleaning is done.
If during dinner you wish to be served drinks, just ask the wait staff. The same applies if you need to use the washrooms, just ask the wait staff to be escorted out of the dining room.
The duration of the experience (time blindfolded) is approximately 90 minutes.
Five types of menus:
The menu type will have to be confirmed at least 3 days before the service date. Every person will have to choose one item from each course. The cuisine will be Italian, but that’s about all we can tell you, as the exact items on the menu will be part of the surprise.
Every person must communicate with us if any dietary restrictions or allergies must be followed.
What is included
The fee of the service is per person and it includes:
- Your personal Chef for the night
What is not included
The fee does not include:
- Basic cooking appliances from your kitchen will be used
- Beverages of any kind
- Cooking utensils
Wondering if it can be made gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, nut-free, fish-free? Absolutely.
Intolerances and allergies are taken very seriously. Please mention this in the booking form below.
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