Fairmont Dubai plans to keep diners in the dark

Serving staff will don night goggles as customers will be served in complete darkness

Fairmont Dubai executive chef Lorraine Sinclair.

Fairmont Dubai executive chef Lorraine Sinclair.

Diners at Fairmont Dubai will next month be offered the chance to test their taste buds with dinner served in complete darkness at the new Noire at Spectrum on One.

Having teamed up with Sightsavers, the international charity which helps blind people across the developing world, Noire at Spectrum on One will see the restaurant completely blacked out for a one and a half hour three course set menu, Hotelier Middle East reported.

The restaurant’s serving staff will don night vision goggles in order to help guide guests to their seats.

Fairmont Dubai executive chef Lorraine Sinclair said: “So much of our opinions of taste are influenced by how a dish is presented, even before we’ve taken a bite. Whereas plating [during normal circumstances] is fundamentally important from the guest perspective, everything is thrown out of balance at Noire with textures, smells, flavour combinations and even sounds taking precedence.”

Starting on September 6, Noire at Spectrum on One will be available for dinner every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evening, as well as a reception [in the light] to discuss the featured menu with the chef and restaurant manager.

AED27 ($7) of the proceeds from each dinner will be donated to Sightsavers, with each evening limited to 30 persons.

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You need to watch the CSI episode regarding "eating in the dark" restaurants.....

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