It’s a stab in the (almost) complete dark
Perth is host to new concept dining-in-the-dark event ‘Pitch Black’. You may wonder what the benefits are, but the absence of distractions promotes the idea that eating in the dark heightens diner’s senses making for a more pleasurable experience. The focus is instead on taste, smell, mouthfeel and sound, as well as promoting the art of conversation.
There are no food snaps here, so Insta-happy snappers be warned! All diners must hand over phones, watches and any other light sources before the event begins, dining is in pitch black after all. Diners will enter a warmly lit room, before being accompanied by waiters into the dining room and plunged into utter darkness to enjoy an unusual dining experience.
There is an option of 3 set menus, and although secret, dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for. Diners will also have the option to pre-order all of their favourite drinks to accompany their food before entering the dark dining room.
Each dining experience lasts 90 minutes, giving diners ample time to get comfortable with their new surroundings and enjoy a delicious 2-course meal with a drink, blindfolded. The ‘Pitch Black’ event will run on select dates only and pre-booking is essential.