Not talking about dimly lit candlelight dinner, it was pitch dark, like one of the scene in CSI where everyone dine in the dark, and a man got killed.
It may not be something new in other countries, but it is definitely new in Malaysia. Located above Werner's at Changkat Bukit Bintang, Dining In The Dark is a new concept restaurant by Werner Kuhn (who also owns el Cerdo).
My advice is go there with an open heart, and trust the experts (their service staff consists of visually impaired and blind persons who lead their daily life without or with minimal light) to guide you through the whole dining experience. The food may not be top notch, but it is undeniable that their Surprise Menu is carefully designed and prepared for a fine dining experience.
The signage is quite small and hard to spot if you are not familiar with the area
Some games at the waiting area before we proceed for dining in the dark
Find paperclips amongst the rice - TOUCH
We only managed to find 2 out of 4, not that easy
Guess which is green bean, rice, and barley by shaking it - LISTEN
Flash too bright haha
Some clues on what kind of ingredients we will be having for our meal
A picture before we enter the door, you have to deposit your bags and lighters and handphones etc (anything with light / glow) into the locker before you enter
After 1.5 hours, we had our after meal coffee / tea downstairs
Oh. forgot to mention, the complete menu writeup of the 3 course meal we had will be revealed after we completed and exited the dark room.
Do try this place out, put food aside, you will learn how to respect the blinds / visually impaired folks.