Enjoy a sensory experience like no other with a three course surprise dinner in absolute darkness, hosted by visually impaired servers. This unique evening is topped off with an overnight hotel stay, bottle of sparkling wine and buffet breakfast the following morning.
Are you ready for a multi-course dinner in complete darkness? Without knowing what you are eating? And without knowing the other diners at your table? Dans le Noir ? is a unique, powerful and immersive experience that has been enjoyed by over 1.5 million diners worldwide. Now calling Melbourne's Rydges on Swanston home, the evening is hosted by blind waiters where the roles are reversed and they become the guests' eyes! With the lights turned off, expect your senses to awaken as you indulge in a three course surprise menu. Challenge your perception of taste and smell and embrace the flavours, aromas, textures and seasonings. Afterwards, retire back to your room and debrief on this extraordinary event over a bottle of bubbles. A delicious buffet breakfast overlooking Lincoln Park and the city skyline awaits you the following morning.
There is not even a single flash or light in the dark room. To keep the room completely dark, you will be asked to place all potential sources of light such as lighters, watches, mobile phones or cameras in complimentary lockers. You can also use the lockers to drop your coat and/or purse, bags, etc.
Once this experience has been confirmed changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:
This voucher is valid for two people.
There is adequate security equipment in the premises. The lights switch on automatically in the event of an emergency. Special emergency exits have been designed and checked by the safety manager to be fully compliant. They do film the room with infra-red cameras and keep records to ensure the visitors’ welfare and safety. Please be assured that they only watch the records in case of a doubt about a security rules violation, an incident or by a customer’s request.
This experience takes place at Rydges on Swanston in Carlton.