Australia may be a nation of foodies, but we’ll bet that many of you haven’t had many dinners where you’re blindfolded. At the Dining in the Dark experience, guests are actively debunking Apicius’, the Roman gourmand, phrase, “We eat first with our eyes.” At this unqiue event in Canberra, diners are expected to distinguish between flavours and textural contrasts whilst relying on only their sense of taste, touch, and smell.
Offering a three-course meal that diners must devour wearing a blindfold, Dining in the Dark has proven to be a popular foodie experience wherever in the world it has appeared. Sydney and Perth have also been treated to this dinner with a difference in Canberra. Refined French restaurant Les Bistronomes will play host to the culinary affair, with a menu of fabulous French cuisine to enjoy. Bon appetit, we say!
What to expect at Dining in the Dark?
Guests are invited to enter Les Bistronomes, which will be dimly lit by candlelight. You’ll be blindfolded and seated, ready for the meal to begin. With your eyesight restricted, your senses of taste and smell come to the fore to enhance your dining experience, inviting you to truly explore the flavours on your plate.
Naturally, the three-course meal will involve plenty of mystery, but don’t worry: diners can choose between three set menus to tailor the evening to their tastebuds. Vegetarian, seafood, and meat menus are available, and whichever you choose, you’re sure to be taken on a culinary adventure through Canberra’s delightful French dining scene.
Invite some friends along or treat someone special to this adventurous experience. Once the blindfolds are on and the French-themed fare is served, your remaining senses will be fully unlocked and heightened while feeling around in the darkness.
Where is Dining in the Dark?
Dining in the Dark is being hosted at Les Bistronomes—a French restaurant founded by two French men in 2014. At a restaurant with an ethos to “create good food, good service in a homely, relaxed atmosphere“, you’ll definitely be in the right hands during this unique culinary event in Canberra.
Dining in the Dark has received rave reviews from attendees who have experienced the event across the world.
“Fabulous night! Great experience. The food was delicious, I ate food I would never order. Service was impeccable, as usual. Thanks for a great evening!” – Dining in the Dark: French Cuisine
“A very interesting experience made lots of fun by the MC/host! The wait staff were excellent at describing where they had put your food/drink. A well polished experience!” – Dining in the Dark: French Cuisine
“Excellent host, great food, remarkable dining experience.” – Dining in the Dark: French Cuisine
Divine French food, the soft glow of candlelight, and the thrill of diving into a delectable, yet unknown dish: honestly, we can’t think of a more exciting way to spend an evening in Canberra! There are two sittings, at 6pm and 8:30pm, so you can fit it into your evening schedule nicely. Tickets are available at $110 and you can get your tickets here!