Singapore welcomed a new and revolutionary way of dining in August with the opening of NOX – Dine in the Dark. This unique restaurant presents a multi-sensory dining experience that switches off the lights to switch your senses on. It invites its guests to dine in total darkness to temporarily surrender the dominant sense of sight in order to enhance the four other senses. Plunging you into an intriguing new world of mystery and sensation through taste, smell, touch and sound, the experience opens your mind and focuses your taste buds.
The meal showcases a three-course innovative prix fixe menu of Modern European cuisine curated by Chef de Cuisine Desmond Lee. Each course consists of four small dishes, with each one specifically curated to challenge and tease guests’ senses with a variety of tastes, textures and smells. The menu is continually changing to ensure that guests are always treated to an element of surprise, but look out for (excuse the pun) Chef Lee’s crispy duck leg confit with chargrilled pineapple and a black pepper sauce. It is a true feast for the senses; a playground of flavours and a symphony of aromatics and textures.
NOX is the first restaurant of its kind in Singapore, but the idea comes from an immensely successful and long awaited concept from Europe and the US. Not a single form of light is allowed into the dining room to ensure nothing is visible, immediately awakening the four ‘deprived’ senses and making them more alert than ever before. NOX – Dine in the Dark is more than just a dinner; it is a unique and mind-altering experience that will reshape and reignite your perception of food and the power of the senses.
(www.noxdineinthedark.com; 269, Beach Road Singapore 199546; +65 6298 0708)