O is for Overtone

One of the wildest experiences I ever had was eating in the dark. And when I say dark, I mean dark. The restaurant is called O.Noir, and I guess you could call it a concept restaurant; not only do they feed you, but they give you the experience of a blind person – after ordering your food in a dimly lit bar area, you're guided into a completely lightless room and seated at your table by one of the restaurant's blind waiters. After struggling for minutes to see anything, you eventually give up. You're in darkness so deep that having your eyes open or closed makes absolutely no difference.

And then the food arrives. I should also add that for the more adventurous souls, the restaurant offers "surprise" dishes – that is, well, exactly what it sounds like. I distinctly remember the first bite of something with a slippery texture like a cooked mushroom, the smell of tomatoes and garlic. As I realized, it was pasta.

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