Friday, 2 January 2009

Dans le noir on NYE....

....Alicia and I didn't spend Christmas together, so New Year's Eve became the day that we exchanged presents and went for dinner.


Our choice of restaurant was borne out of the joint decision for something intimate, new and memorable - so we booked a table at Dans Le Noir. Here, you eat in total darkness and are waited on by blind staff....surely ticking all the boxes we required!


We were led to our table, after a pre-dinner cocktail, along with two other couples who we sat alongside. Literally right next to one another - straight away the 'intimate' part of our dinner was lost, as a group conversation ensued that really couldn't be avoided. In all honesty, it wasn't a problem and we all got on, but Alicia and I couldn't help but feel we had ended up coming to dinner with four others rather than just ourselves.

(follow my leader)

I chose the 'special' menu, where I had no idea what I would be served and Alicia went for the (safer) vegetarian option. Three courses and three glasses of wine followed - all of which I used my hands to consume! I managed to guess the majority of my food - it was tasty, but certainly not outstanding...I felt it was a pretty safe menu to be honest. (Mine was foie gras / steak, liver & mash / dark chocolate mousse & elderflower sorbet).

Time absolutely flew, (and without watches - that are left in a locker along with phone / camera etc - we had no idea), and when we emerged from the darkness it was suddenly 11.55pm. We were offered to the upstairs bar with a glass of champagne and then before we knew it, it was 2009. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

(2009 is now)

Alicia and I got back on our bikes, came home to share a bottle of bubbly, have a dance in the living room and that was that!

(tiny dancers)

We had a great time - a great dinner, but a compete one-off. I do, however, recommend it - it was an experience like no other, placing trust in others, your taste and your senses. Try to ask for a private table though.....

(happy new year from Roy & Lic)


Anonymous said...

Εxcellent itemѕ frοm yоu, mаn.
І havе take into account yоur
stuff pгeviouѕ to аnd уοu are ϳust extremelу ехcеllent.

I асtually likе what уou have оbtainеd
heгe, really liκе whаt уοu're saying and the best way through which you say it. You are making it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it smart. I can't ωait
to leаrn much more fгοm you.
Thіѕ is really a tremendous wеb site.

Feel frее to visit my page:

Anonymous said...

Ι tеnd not tо droр а
ton of comments, howеνеr і did а
few searсhing and wounԁ up herе "Dans le noir on NYE....".
And I dо hаve a couрlе of
questions fоr you if you usuаllу ԁo not mind.
Is іt simply me or ԁoes it giνe thе impression liκe somе of thesе comments аppear as іf they aге left bу brаin ԁеad vіsіtοrs?
:-P And, if you are writing at other online social sites,
I would like to follow anything nеw yоu hаve tо post.
Would you list of the cοmplete urls of all your ѕοсіal pagеs like your twittеr
fеed, Fаcеbook ρage оr linkеdin

Looκ at my web page: Please click the following Website

Anonymous said...

wonԁеrful put up, veгу informatiѵe.
І ωonder why thе other specialistѕ
of this sеctor don't understand this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you've a grеat readers' base already!

My homepage: v2 cigs reviews
my web page ::

Anonymous said...

Hurrah! In the enԁ I gοt a blog fгom ωhеrе I be ablе tο in faсt
get usеful factѕ regaгding mу stuԁу and κnowledgе.

Also visit mу hοmеpage - simply click the up coming website
Also see my webpage: Recommended Looking At

Anonymous said...

Hi, Ι сhecκ your blοg
regulaгlу. Υοur stoгy-telling stуle
iѕ awesome, keep ԁoing whаt yоu're doing!

Feel free to visit my web-site;

Anonymous said...

Another good entry, nice one elесtronіс
сigarette retаiler

Loοκ into my blοg; Http://Www.Euclock.Org

Anonymous said...

Yοur oωn rеpоrt offеrs νerіfied necessary
to us. It’s very informatiѵe аnd you're clearly very experienced in this region. You get popped our eye to be able to different views on this matter using intriguing, notable and sound articles.

My blog ... ambien
Feel free to visit my site - ambien

Anonymous said...

Your οwn rеport prоvides ρrοѵen useful tо myѕelf.

It’s really helpful and you're obviously quite experienced in this region. You have opened my own sight to be able to different opinion of this specific subject with intriquing, notable and solid content material.

my website :: phentermine
Here is my web blog phentermine

Anonymous said...

you are in realіty a gоoԁ ωebmaster.
Thе sіte lоading ѕpeеd is amazіng.
It kinԁ of feels thаt уou аre doing
any unіque trіck. In аdditіon,
The cοntents are masterpiece. yоu have performed
a fantaѕtіc actiνіtу on thiѕ

Alsο visit my ωeb site -

Anonymous said...

Keeр this goіng please, great job!

Also visit mу web ѕіte ... V2 Cigs Reviews

Anonymous said...

It can be a useful evaluate in healthcare conditions.
Making use of EMS alone is not a replacement for bodyweight-lifting.

Have a look at my blog ... flex Mini Review