When was the last time you truly savoured a meal? We’re not talking about shoving the food right into your mouth, barely noticing what you eat just because you were in a rush, or you were looking at your phone. We’re talking about really tasting your food, feeling the texture of each bite, and noticing the burst of flavours that explode in your mouth as you chew. 😃
All too often, we are so caught up with our fast-paced life that we tell ourselves we don’t even have time to eat, or when we do, we’re still looking at our phones. Dining in the Dark is having none of that; they truly want you to have an immersive dining experience, minus the sense of sight. ❤
Dining In The Dark
Dining in the Dark is the very first of its kind in Malaysia: dining without the sense of sight. We’re very accustomed to seeing what we eat, so dining in the dark (literally) will be challenging, but fulfilling at the same time. The intention of Dining in the Dark is to bring food appreciation to a whole new level, and this is how it happens.
An extraordinary experience, your other senses, namely smell, touch, taste, and hearing will be heightened when sight is taken away from you. Without the ability to see, you’ll be needing to rely on your other senses, and that’s how the taste and texture of the food is amplified at Dining in the Dark. Furthermore, no phones to distract you at all! It’s really just all about the good food and company! 😍
Finding Your Way Through The Meal
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To prep you for the pitch-black darkness, you will first be briefed about the concept before your dinner. There will also be some pre-dinner games to help you be accustomed to “darkness”. After that, you will then be led to the inky darkness that is your dining area; as in you won’t be able to see your hand even if you put it right in front of your eyes. 😮
Befittingly, the blind and the visually-impaired will be your guides for the evening, and they are aptly known as “the darkness experts”. They will guide you to your table, and continue to guide you periodically throughout your meal to ensure that you “know how to eat”. (You don’t want to be knocking over glasses, or stabbing the table instead of your food.) 😆
But What Am I Being Served?
Here’s where it gets really interesting. You will have no idea what you’re eating at all. Every 3 months, the chef prepares a thoughtfully designed “Surprise Menu”, comprising of varied yet complementary tastes and dynamics, which is only revealed to you after you finish your dinner. This is why you are requested to let the restaurant know if you have any food allergies, or dietary restrictions due to medical or religious reasons. 👍
Your dietary preferences, on the other hand, will not be entertained, as the concept encourages everyone to explore the genuine taste, aroma, flavour, and texture of the food served, right down to the individual ingredients. If you get to choose your food, it kind of defeats the purpose, don’t you think? ☺
Experience It Large-Scale!
Yes, you can organise your corporate events here, but we’re not just talking about large-scale based on the number of people; you can make your Dining in the Dark experience extra meaningful by celebrating a special occasion there! Dining in the Dark has witnessed marriage proposals, celebrated birthdays, and hosted several marriage anniversaries. On top of that, they have also organised wine pairing dinners in collaboration with different distinguished wine makers. If you’re a wine buff, you might want to keep an eye out for that! ❤
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We are THE SHUKRI SISTERS and we are going to ROCK YOUR WORLD🧚♀️ @ferra_rossa . Both of us were styled by @nazlivingastyle . Ferra’s hairstyle by @sahirsabri . . My lens are from @farrafareez @farrabeauty_hq in Bella Coco. . . . . #loccitanemalaysia #fightavoidableblindness #fightagainstavoidableblindness #loccitanecaresabout sight
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THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FAMILIA FOR ONE OF THE BEST BIRTHDAY SURPRISE!!! 💋I LOVE YOU💋 Absolutely an amazing experience! Imagine eating in a dark area not knowing what you are eating, not knowing who is beside you or how the place looks like. The only way to know is using our senses. No phones; cameras, ipad or any device that emits light. This includes watches or other glow in the dark items. It was more to bonding session since all you can do inside this pitch black room is to communicate. This is an amazing experience because most of the time we are very fussy about food but having this dinner made us realize how we should try everything!! I HAD AN AVOCADO CHEESECAKE!! If i knew it was avocado, I wouldn’t even try it! Instead, it actually turns out to taste heavenly! All in all, I rate Dining in the dark 10/10! Don’t believe me? Try for yourself! On a side note the guides (people who served us) are all blind which is just extraordinary! #28july2018 #julybabies #dininginthedark #birthdaydinner #fambam #grateful #16yearsoftearsandjoy #thankgodfor16years #tryingnewthings #birthdaymonth #birthweek🎉🎉
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The super FUN night for @Ivon_Karina 's Bridal Shower. Tryin' @DiningintheDarkKL ❤️ completely black inside, no lights at all, no phone, no camera, no watches, nothing... Just us sitting in the dark, talking to each other at the table, enjoying delicious 4 courses meal together, satisfying. AMAZING experience ever, totally the best. This place also raise awareness for visualy impaired people as their waiters, so we totally know how they feel all this time. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 #dininginthedark #dininginthedarkkl #vonselastsinglegetaway #ivonbridalshower #bachelorettetrip #smpkabur #smpgetaway #kltrip #kualalumpur #explorekl #akkl
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Can I Go There Now?
Hold your horses; not so fast! To avoid disappointment, you are very strongly encouraged to make a reservation first. You can make a reservation HERE, message them on Facebook, or call them directly for bookings.
Phone Number: 03-2110 0431 (for reservations, call from 3pm onwards)
Mobile Number: 012-305 2011
Facebook: Dining In The Dark – Kuala Lumpur
Address: 50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Dining in the Dark is open from 6pm onwards, and the last seating is at 9pm. Each dinner will be served a four-course surprise menu at RM 130.65 nett (inclusive of all charges).
For a limited time, Dining in the Dark is offering fresh live oysters, and you can order and enjoy them before or after your dinner. They come in sets of 6 or 12 pieces and have four different varieties. 😮
Furthermore, you can also sign up for their loyalty program called Werner’s Privilege. By signing up, you can then collect points, and eventually dine for free at any of their establishments, including El Cerdo, The Whisky Bar, Dining in the Dark, The Steakhouse, Opium and The RumBar. 👍
Have you been to Dining in the Dark yet? If you have, do share your experience with us in the comments below!
For the rest of you who haven’t tried, it’s time to get out of your comfort zone and take on this challenge and experience. Make your reservation for Dining in the Dark now! 😃