An experience that’s been backed by psychologists as an ‘amplified’ way to enjoy food, the enticing ‘Dining In The Dark’ events made their way to Perth and wowed. Guests stepped inside a restaurant blanketed in darkness and were served a three-course meal—the flavours and textures of which were intensified by the remaining senses.
The three-course meal that guests are not privy to, however, is now turning French on select Sundays beginning in January. While the menu will remain a secret, the restaurant taking charge of the food has been revealed as P’tite Ardoise Bistro—one of Perth’s most authentic and delicious French restaurants.
French cuisine set the standards for others to follow and its effects on the culinary world cannot be understated. From its formal techniques to the appreciation for seasonal ingredients and the importance of simple flavours, it’s influence can be noted around the world.
But the question remains, how will French cuisine be affected when you can’t see what you’re tasting? Studies suggest the savouring experience will be magnified, but you’ll have to sign up to find out for yourself.
For the Dining in the Dark: French Cuisine editions, the team at P’tite Ardoise Bistro will prepare an entree, main and dessert (vegan, pescatarian and red meat menus are available) for you to try and taste while you are blindfolded.
Blindfolds will be provided to all guests, which will help to heighten their other senses but also help stop them from peeking at what’s on their plate. Guests will also be led into the darkened environment by a “guide” who’ll be on hand to make sure they don’t bump into anything on their way in.
Perth’s Dining in the Dark: French Cuisine events will take place on select Sundays, with two seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm. Hit the link below to find the exact dates.