Dining in the Dark-Paris

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Jan 23rd, 2005, 11:44 AM
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no, jane, they have opened ones in Zurick, Germany and elswhere.
Not my way to eat but thought it would interest others who like odd-ball places.
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Jan 24th, 2005, 06:34 AM
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wouldn't it be just as easy to tie velvet eye masks over everyone's eyes, just as dinner is served? you can get a quick peep of the food, make sure it isn't gross, and then dine in the dark?

when you were kids, did anyone play those halloween games where they put cold spaghetti into a container, and they blindfold you, and you are supposed to feel it and guess what it is? and other foods? sounds a lot like that.

and who would want to possibly end up wearing their food? do they also give out bibs? why not just put everyone in a high chair with a tray.

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Jan 24th, 2005, 06:41 AM
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I've not read the thread in any great detail. But NYC has had this for a while -- at Suba, I believe, on Ludlow Street. I don't know if they still do it. The servers wear night goggles.

I ate at Suba once and thought it was ok. It's a bit pricey for what it is.

There's another restaurant called Papillon on Hudson Street (NYC) that had quite good reviews when it first opened. I don't know what it happened to it, but it went through a few incarnations. I remember reading a review about this sort of dining too -- and something about the diners licking food off the servers. A bit gross.

Then on a separate topic, there's/was a restaurant in NYC called La Nouvelle Justine. I never went. I don't know if it's still open.

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Jan 24th, 2005, 06:41 AM
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When I went to Suba, it was a normal thing -- I didn't eat in the dark.
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Jan 24th, 2005, 06:42 AM
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Sorry -- La Nouvelle Justine is/was a restaurant with an S&M theme.
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Jan 24th, 2005, 06:47 AM
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Here's a review on Suba from Jan 2003. Presumably, mutatis mutandis, the Paris experience is similar.
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Jan 24th, 2005, 06:56 AM
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Ok, I promise not to post anymore to this thread.... But review for Suba:

http://www.eatdrink.timeoutny.com/ar...8.eat.feat.php

Sorry for being so scatter-brained.
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Jan 24th, 2005, 07:20 AM
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My son ate at one of these type restaurants in Berlin-there had been a cancellation at the last minute and they were able to get a reservation. He said that it was one of the most interesting dinners he had ever had in his 22 years!
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Jan 24th, 2005, 07:35 AM
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The one in Zurich "Blinde Kuh" has already been mentioned here a few times. Search with "blind cow". There, as I understand, the servers are blind but not the cooks.
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Jan 25th, 2005, 09:59 AM
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Paris Pages article by Hariett Welty

http://www.paris.org/Kiosque/dec04/letter.nov04.html
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