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Dans le Noir ? Geneva

Dans le Noir ? Geneva

Dans le Noir ? Geneva

A sensory experience

Dans le Noir ? Geneva

DANS LE NOIR ? Geneva

DANS LE NOIR ?, RANKED AMONG THE 10 MOST ORIGINAL RESTAURANTS IN THE WORLD

A UNIQUE SENSORY AND HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Dans Le Noir ? restaurant

Since 2004, Dans le Noir ? restaurant offers all over the world the opportunity to taste gourmet, creative and seasonal cuisine in complete darkness, accompanied and served by unexpected guides. Dinner or lunch in pitch darkness is an original experience that allows us to re-evaluate our perception of taste while reclaiming our senses, to reinvigorate our relationship with the world and others and to experience a surprising encounter with something different.

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Regularly ranked among the 10 most original restaurants in the world, Dans le Noir ? is a unique venue where we care about our social and environmental responsibility.

INNOVATIVE & GOURMET

Pascal Fourdrinier’s cuisine is creative, delightful and authentic with Swiss, French and Italian inspirations. His food is based on the selection of high quality ingredients, especially fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables. All our menus are tested and improved through tastings by sensory experts in pitch darkness.

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Monday 16 October 2023

CHEF PASCAL FOURDRINIER INTERVIEW - DANS LE NOIR ? GENEVA RESTAURANT

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Hailing from Northern France, Chef Pascal Fourdrinier leads the kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton. Starting as a Pastry Chef in 2014, he now delights the taste buds of guests at Dans le Noir ? Geneva, located within The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix! Let's delve into his journey and the new challenge the Chef and his team embrace to enchant you in total darkness...

WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING BACKGROUND?
I began my training at the age of 14 in pastry, then shifted into chocolate and confectionery. At 18, I completed a year in catering. Afterward, I focused on restaurant and boutique pastry.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CULINARY STYLE AND HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURS ?
Naturally, French and Italian cuisine. I've always loved good food and working with fresh ingredients to sublimate them. This involves selecting high-quality, local, and seasonal ingredients.

WHO ARE THE CHEFS THAT INSPIRE YOU THE MOST?
I don't have a particular reference. Throughout my professional journey, I've had the chance to work with several Chefs from whom I've learned. However, it is with my passion and my team, especially Rosario Abramo, my Head Chef, that I create my menus.

IN JANUARY 2023, DANS LE NOIR ? GENEVA OPENED AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, AND YOU ARE THE CHEF OF THIS UNIQUE CONCEPT. HOW DO YOU SEE THIS NEW CHALLENGE?
While customers come for the experience of dining in the dark, I, along with my teams, strive to make it a success like the other two restaurants.

HOW WILL YOU ADAPT TO CUSTOMERS' ALLERGIES/INTOLERANCES?
We are accustomed to managing allergies and food intolerances on a daily basis. From the start, my teams and I work to create dishes that avoid as many allergens as possible while retaining flavors and taste on the plates.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST CULINARY MEMORY?
The apple turnovers we made during my apprenticeship with apples picked directly from my boss's orchard.

AND YOUR FAVORITE INGREDIENT?
Lemon!

TO CONCLUDE, WHAT DOES DANS LE NOIR ? REPRESENT FOR YOU?
It's a unique concept where only the taste matters. It's also a human experience that everyone should live at least once. This restaurant aligns with my personality; I prefer to stay in the shadows and highlight my close collaborators.

 

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Monday 12 December 2022

Dinners in the dark ? are coming to Geneva

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by Aurore

With more than 2 million visitors worldwide since 2004, Dans le Noir ? is a worldwide success. Present in 8 countries and 12 cities, including Paris, London, Madrid, Bordeaux, Brussels, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Luxembourg, the eponymous group's inclusive concept "Dans le Noir ?" will open its doors in Geneva on January 20th, 2023 in partnership with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva. Online bookings are already available on the website!

The Dinner in the Dark experience will be open to the public three nights a week, from Friday to Sunday starting at 6:45 pm. We propose a 100% surprise menu with a starter, main course and dessert with or without food and wine pairing. Throughout this unusual experience, you will be served and guided by our incredible team of visually impaired waiters-guides who will make you live a unique experience, a moment full of sharing and questioning, as much on your perception of taste as on your relationship with others. Our waiter-guides have been recruited with the help of local associations that support our project. They were then trained by our team of Dans le Noir? experts.

The Dans le Noir? experience is unique on three levels: it is an incredible sensory journey, a convivial experience, and an enlightening human exchange. Dans le Noir? dinners are much more than a simple meal; they are a true living experience. We are very excited to share this wonderful adventure with you in Geneva and look forward to seeing you there!

"What always surprises me about the "In the Dark" experience is how dependent we are on our visual sense in our daily lives. Being immersed in a completely dark environment teaches us to sharpen all our other senses. This brings us back to what is really important when we eat, taste. Working with visually impaired people, I am impressed by their incredible ability to orient themselves. It's a real-life lesson in willpower and determination; an inspiring example to follow."

Antoni von Planta - General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva

Looking for a meaningful and experiential gift idea? Then the adventure can begin now! In the Dark ? Geneva offers customizable gift vouchers that can be downloaded online.

The Dans le Noir ? Geneva teams also offer an original concept for companies with customized events with high added value: lunch or dinner, afterwork, original seminar, team building, sensory marketing, disability awareness... And much more.

Information
• Dinners on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting at 6:45 pm
• 3 course menu "Eveil des Sens" from 98CHF
• Restaurant located in The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, Quai du Mont-Blanc 11, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
• Reservations only: geneve.danslenoir.com/en/booking-geneva
• Gift vouchers are available

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