Dining in the dark

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You have to close your eyes to really taste.

The dark is good for all kinds of things, like love, trysts or even murder. Now, however, another nocturnal activity can be added to the list: FINE DINING. In this era of information overload, visual stimulation has reached an all-time pinnacle. But just imagine that for an hour or two you cannot see. You will be abandoning vision in exchange for a new, more unique, stimulating dining experience.

A SEASONAL TASTING MENU
Dining in the dark is a unique dining experience showcasing a selection of indigenous ingredients, drawing inspiration from our rich South African culture and heritage. Our signature food menu comprises a series of tasting dishes presented in 5 courses. Sustainable seafood, local lamb and venison, and seasonal vegetables are featured, enhanced by wild herbs, and pickings from our own organic garden. Some of the elements on the tasting menu take weeks of preparation, while other ingredients are freshly handpicked daily.

NEW PERMANENT VENUE - 82 LIBRARY STREET, CULLINAN

We only book 12 diners per sitting - by keeping it small, we keep it sustainable and exclusive.

Thursday 19:00 for 19:30
Friday 19:00 for 19:30
Saturday 19:00 for 19:30

Sunday - Vegan Garden Market Stalls. (call us if you interested to have a stall)

The complete loss of vision, results in the heightening of the other four senses —

dinner in the dark is an extraordinary culinary adventure. Your sense of smell is enhanced; you are more receptive to differences in texture, consistency and temperature. "It's a holistic experience" as taste buds work overtime to discover fresh nuances in well-known flavours, even simple, everyday foods like potatoes or plain spices morph into nouvelle cuisine. Complete darkness changes the way well-known flavours are perceived by your palate. By restricting your vision, we intend to offer you a "multi-sensual dining experience". Let us take you on a journey of the senses in one of the most unique dinners you will ever experience. Once blindfolded let your senses take over and you’ll enjoy the smells, the sounds, the tastes and the textures in a way you never thought possible.

Bowl of food

What’s on the Menu you ask?

We prefer to leave you “in the dark” to tantalize and surprise your taste buds! Your evening will be a combination of fine food, inspiring music and a host will explain the process to you every step of the way.

You’ll laugh and enjoy, you’ll guess what you are eating and you will focus on the food, using all your senses, except of course your sight. At the end of the evening the masks will be removed and the menu will be revealed. Dietary Needs/ Allergies When you make your reservations, let us know if there is something we should be aware of. A vegetarian and/or vegan menu is also available upon request. We’ll do our best to accommodate you.