Saturday, July 09, 2005

Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com

Ok, this is a cool place to go for a first date - get to know the person without worrying about how you look or sound. Get to know them by listening to them. What a novel concept for people!

Paris, Zurich and Berlin each have a pitch black restaurant. That's right - pitch black. You walk in the door, and then are guided to your table, which is in a pitch black area. I'm not sure how you order ( !!! ) the article mentions that some patrons don't even know what exactly they had for dinner as they pay the bill after leaving the darkened restaurant. While it appears you can also ask for a variety of traditional French and Italian dishes, the surprise menu would be the most fun - figure out what you are eating, and make it part of the fun!

I know that the restaurant wasn't designed for first dates. It has a more serious side - it gives anyone an idea, and an opportunity to experience what life is like without sight. It also, of course, is a restaurant which caters to the blind.

Nonetheless, what a great way to actually get to know somebody... and not worry that you've got a piece of lettuce stuck between your front teeth! :-)

Richard