Dark restaurant Tenebris is open once again!
In relation to the current pandemic situation in the country, we provide you with information about the hygiene measures and practices. It is a funny fact that all of the following “measures” have been a fact since the first day of opening the restaurant:
– A table is used only once per evening;
– As we are a very boutique restaurant, the total number of visitors for the whole evening rarely exceeds 23 people;
– Our tables are distributed in 5 dining halls to avoid noise and crowding;
– In our largest hall, the number of all people never exceeds 6-7 people, and because of the specific format, the distance between the tables is at least 3 meters;
– Disinfection of all surfaces is and always has been carried out at least 3 times a day – once at the beginning of the preparation for the day, just before the start and after the departure of our last guest;
– We work with professional cleaning products, suitable even for children’s kitchens and hospitals;
– The establishment works with guests in a narrow 4 hours range;
– In Tenebris, washing you hands before dinner has always been a fact;
“Dine in the dark” concept was developed in the 90’s by Michel Reilhac, who later opened a theme restaurant in Paris. Multiple restaurants worldwide have followed and marginalized the idea since.
For the first time on the Balkans, the concept is fully developed by Tenebris. Our idea is to immerse you in a world, where vision is not present and let the other senses take over.
The main source of perception is sight, but as we know – eyes can mislead. About 83% of the information regarding our surroundings comes thought this main sensatory channel. This greatly determines how we interact with the outside world, our preconceptions and even the way we think. Tenebris presents a world, where our other senses take predominance. Taste, aroma and texture are dimensions, that will redefine your understanding of food and you will experience an unforgettable culinary journey.
Another essential part of the “dine in the dark”experience is the human interaction. When in pitch black darkness, conversations tend to be much deeper, devoid of prejudice, vanity and smart phones. You will have the chance to get to know yourself and your company in a profound way.
Come dine with us at Tenebris and allow yourself to truly see, because sometimes we need darkness to see the light. Welcome to our dark-bright world!
Tenebris is a social experiment, in which people with impaired vision will introduce you to their intriguing world. And it is one full of sense, touch, emotion, sound and flavor, often richer than the visual world.
You will experience a dinner in the world of blind people and that is precisely why they are your hosts. We believe the key to understanding people with sight problems is not within statistics, endless data and faceless stories, but in the personal experience and face-to-face contact. Although briefly, you will have the opportunity to put yourself in their shoes and “see” a different perspective.
Our goal is to create job opportunities for people with impaired vision, without the feeling of pittance. We truly believe that they are not less valuable than anybody else, having their strengths and weaknesses. By the unusual work environment at Tenebris, vision becomes needless, maybe even a flaw. Tenebris is not a place for donation, but a workplace where the visually impaired are stronger and more capable than the rest
What To Expect?
Our hostess will welcome and brief you about your upcoming experience. After leaving your coats, bags, phones and other incompatible with the experience items in a secured place, you will meet your host. He or she will introduce you to the pitch black dining room. In order to keep the room without any light, which is essential for our concept, all phones, watches, lighters, electronic cigarettes and all other objects that may emit light must be left outside. It is absolutely pitch-black darkness inside, just as if you close your eyes in a dark room.
Your host will lead you to your table and your culinary journey will begin. You will experience a 5-course menu, especially designed by our chef for your dark dining experience. Whether you choose to use cutlery or your hands is up to you, so please dress appropriately. If you want to order another drink, or go to the restroom, you can call your host by name at any time.
The dinner usually lasts between 1.5 and 3 hours, after which you will be guided back to the light, where you can see the dishes you were served and how much of them you have guessed.
Bring a pinch of courage, some adventurous spirit and an empty stomach, and let us present you a different perspective to food and people!