Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Nocti Vagus

Eating in the dark

One of two dark restaurants in Berlin, where your eating experience is not "hindered" by sight; in other words, a unique experience (the other one is Unsichtbar)

Daniela writes on "Going on a Guilt Trip": "[...] when the owners of Nocti Vagus describe their restaurant as "Finest Sensuality And Culinary Delight In Absolute Darkness," believe it.[...] We proceeded to order from 4 fixed 4-course menus that also came with a hefty price. The Vegetarisch Menü (Menu is "Speisekarte" in German, but Menü is fixed-price/course menu) was 45 Euros. The Überraschung Menü (Surprise Menu) was 50, Francis ordered that. Michi ordered the Fish Menü. Despite the price, the experience was so. worth. it.[...] the dining experience was made so peaceful, pleasant, FUN, and pretty profound without having been given the access to see what's around you. [...] The food in Nocti Vagus was absolutely amazing (in fact, I actually had never heard Michi rave about food like that ever!), and I'm sure a bit of our overzealous reactions could be attributed to the enhancement of our other senses. I actually had zucchini lime soup as my second course and even fed Michi a few spoonfuls (it was So good) and didn't even get any on him (or me for that matter.) [....] my main course was a sesame-encrusted eggplant dish on a bed of mushroom risotto. Michi had various types of fish (he forgot what he ordered too!) but his appetizer was a delicious monkfish. Francis still has no clue what he ate (except for the fact that all the courses except dessert were all meat) since he had the surprise menu-- we asked the waiters as well but they didn't even know!"

Berlin-Life also have a review.

The Basics:
Saarbrucker Strasse 36, 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg (Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz)

URL: Nocti Vagus

Accessible? yes - there are steps but there is also a lift for disabled visitors

Child-Friendliness? obviously, a completely dark restaurants is not for people who are not comfortable with it, including probably all children

Related Tours/Sites:
Prenzlauer Berg
Could be integrated with the Jews and Booze Tour a customised Berlin tours

Nearby Hotels/Accommodation:

4 ****

Hotel LUX 11 Berlin Mitte

3 ***
Myer´s Hotel Berlin
AGON am Alexanderplatz

2 **Ibis Hotel Berlin Mitte
Alex Hotel

1 *
Hotel City Quartier

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