D-14 Before the most romantic day of the year

You want to do something special with your loved one for Valentine’s Day but you are sick about flowers, cards and candles?

We have the solution: make it exceptional by inviting your soulmate for a unique experience and come at Dans le Noir? Rydges Auckland.

What is the concept?

“DANS LE NOIR?” (French for “in the dark”) opened its first restaurant 14 years ago in Paris, offering patrons a unique human and sensory experience by eating in complete darkness, guided and served by either a visually impaired or blind staff.

This first successful Parisian experience was soon followed by international openings and Auckland is opened since 10 months now. Dining in pitch darkness may change your point of view about many preconceived ideas of the world but also will permit to (re) discover your love one from a different angle.

This unique experience will focus and sharpen your senses and enables you to taste a surprising wine & food experience adapted to this unusual context. During this sensory journey, you will be led by unexpected guides and you will learn to socialize in the dark.
Discover the experience in video

Why is it unique?

Sensory experience: Dining in pitch black is surely unusual but awakens all your senses from the touch to the smell, hear and taste. You will re-evaluate all your perceptions. Would a kiss have the same sensation in pitch black? We doubt about that!

Social experience: In the dark, you don’t have any cellphones to disturb you, anything to look at, so you will focus on communication. Trust us it will be more intense, spontaneous and authentic.

Human experience: The blind wait staff will be your guide for the night, reversing everything, the unsighted host will become your eyes!


Are you ready to test and taste this adventure to celebrate Love?