There's always more to something than meets the eye.
And that’s precisely the idea at the Noire  - where guests are asked to leave their mobiles, watches and any traces of light behind to enter a totally dark room and eat their meal. Diners at the restaurant are completely unaware of nearby patrons or the food being served according to an article in Gulf News . Similar concepts have been played out before in New York, London and Toronto.
And it’s all for a good cause – nearly 10% of the bill goes to Sightsavers , a UK charity that works in more than 30 developing countries to treat blindness, restore sight and advocate equal rights for people with disabilities.
“Tonight we are going to take away from you, for an hour, your most important senses – your sight,” a guide with night vision glasses said to 30 patrons gathered for ‘Noire – Dine in the Dark’ at the opening of the “sight free” dining experience.
What do you think? Do you think it’s important to know whether that crunching sound came from the breast of a chicken or the tentacle of an octopus? Or you would much rather close your eyes and be content to revel in the deliciousness?