One of a kind tailormade in the dark dining experiences in Abu Dhabi
An enthralling new dining concept has been added to the culinary portfolio of Bab Al Qasr Hotel. Known for its beachfront location and Arabian elegance, their unique Dining in the Dark experience is truly awesome.
The exclusive restaurant, Fresh Basil – Pitch Black Dining, located on the 2nd floor of the hotel promises a one-of-a-kind tailored-made experience. Its unique look has been specially designed to assist with the transition from light to dark, from known to unknown.
You are not allowed to have any electronic devices inside the pitch-black room. The lack of distractions fosters the notion that dining in the dark sharpens diners’ senses. It emphasis on taste, mouthfeel, fragrance, and sound, as well it promotes of the art of talking.
For some, the concept might seem daring or unusual, for all that have tried it has been proven to be a unique, fun and risk-free, a one in a lifetime opportunity: “It has been a journey… From the arrival experience where we have been welcomed until the last bite and the de-briefing”
Diners will be seated in the pitch black room by night vision equipped waiters. The entire journey lasts between 60 to 90 minutes. This allows guests to adjust to their new surrounding before being served with the 3-course dinner. The meal package stars from AED 249 per person and guests can choose their drinks before entering.
The idea has been brought up and implemented under the guidance of Elias Saad, Director of Food & Beverage, also the social face of the capital’s flourishing dining scene. Nemo Acimovic, General Manager at Bab Al Qasr Hotel & Residences also commented, “We are happy to host such a unique and enriching dining approach as Fresh Basil – Pitch Black Dining. We can see that the concept is generating a buzz in the market already even during pre-opening phase.”
Fresh Basil’s – Pitch Black Dining mystery menu has been carefully curated by Executive Chef Yvan Marclay and Head Chef Gayan Rupasinghe to welcome the most agile and exigent taste buds, while taking into consideration allergies and preferences of the guest.
In order to make the experience tailor made and as personalised as possible The Fresh Basil – Pitch Black Dining, is available to book in advance with very limited seats, up to 20 diners every evening.
To make reservations call 02-2053000