Dining In The Dark Heightens Sensory Eating Experience
Amsterdam restaurant CTaste promotes eating without seeing and advertises with a dimmed down poster.
Image and credits: The Inspiration Room
Food has already been extensively deconstructed a la molecular gastronomy, so now should it be eaten but not seen?
If CTaste’s ‘dark dining’ experience catches on, we might all be chowing down with the lights off. The restaurant recently released a dark, colorless poster to promote the dining experience, which it claims helps to make the meal-eating more sensory.
If food is not visible, you will supposedly focus more on the combinations of tastes and textures without being distracted by composition. Eliminating sight will make the remaining senses more attuned to whatever it is you are doing.