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Dining in the Dark
True or False: there's a restaurant in Zurich where most of the waiters are blind and all the meals are served in total darkness? It's very strange, but true. The restaurant is called Blindekuh (translated: Blind Cow). Here's its website (translated via Google into English). You choose your meal first, and then you're led into the dining area, which is kept absolutely pitch black. No lights at all are allowed. Not even cellphones or watches. Reportedly (and not surprisingly) it totally changes the dining experience. My wife read about this in Gourmet magazine. I would definitely try it out if there was a restaurant like that in San Diego.
Categories: Food
Posted by The Curator on Thu Sep 30, 2004
Comments (5)
It is good idea for all kind of things - book stores, public toilets, barbershops, whole chain of businesses...
Posted by Lox  on  Thu Sep 30, 2004  at  03:33 PM
"That's not the steak you're cutting, that's my finger!!!!!!!"
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Thu Sep 30, 2004  at  05:56 PM
Didn't they do the same type of thing in NYC a while back?
Posted by Drunk Stepdad  on  Fri Oct 01, 2004  at  05:15 PM
If it's completely dark, how do you find your mouth?
Posted by Mr Henderson  in  Teddington UK  on  Fri Jan 13, 2006  at  08:53 AM
definetly true. you find a similar restaurant in berlin.
Posted by aeiou  in  rio de janeiro  on  Thu Feb 23, 2006  at  12:02 AM
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