Private events

Private Events

You can organiSe a group event any time during normal service hours at Dans le Noir?.

Contact our team to plan your special evening! We are happy to coordinate services up to 80 people. If you want a private gathering at the restaurant we have several options available, from two people to sixty, one seating to an entire evening. Dans le Noir ? at the Rydges Auckland is able to fully coordinate your private event including special menus, music in the dark, birthdays, anniversaries or any event of your choosing.

If you require a time when we are usually closed (weekdays breakfast, lunch or others schedules…), please contact our team. Minimum numbers apply.

business functions

business functions


Dans le Noir ? at Rydges Auckland is the perfect place to organize your next business function.

We can accommodate up to 80 people. We also have a bar and a lounge which enable you to enjoy a nice cocktail after dinner or have a debrief after sessions in the dark.

Eating at Dans le Noir ? is much more than just having dinner, it rather constitutes a real human and sensory experience that every employee will remember. Dans le Noir ? represents a tool that can be used by companies in many different ways.

some ideas


With your team

  • Team building
  • Brainstorming
  • Sensory training
  • Company lunch

With your clients/journalists

  • Corporate events
  • Press conference
  • Product Launch
  • Professional tasting

By structuring your team around positive values and releasing visitors from all visual preconceptions, the experience of a dinner in the dark represents a unique and very efficient tool for human resources management for businesses.

Dans le Noir ? is a great and very different opportunity for enhancing creativity and breaking the hierarchy barriers, as well as gathering people in a unique way.

To organize your event at Dans le Noir ? at Rydges Auckland, please contact us



Around 80% of the information we get is obtained through sight and had a significant impact on our global perception.

In the dark we use our other senses to hear, to touch, to smell and to taste. Tasting in the dark means coming back to fundamentals.

Living this strong experience, you reconnect with the sensory culture, many times overrides by marketing culture in our  “society of appearances”.


You want to organize a tasting in the dark of your products to make your guests:

  • Taste without any visual or marketing bias
  • Have a deeper focus on the taste and product analysis
  • Provide them with a better assessment with other non-visual senses: hearing, touching, smelling and tasting

>>> Contact our team to organize a tailor-made tasting with your products!

We created the European Institute of Testing and Tasting Blind (IETDA).

The IETDA is managed by Edouard de Broglie founder of Dans le Noir ? and Jerôme Barret International Wine Expert.

Blind Tasting Award