Tracey Ricci meets her customers in a spacious lounge, then leads them by the hand into the dining room. Inside, darkness reigns. Ricci is a server at O.Noir, an unusual restaurant. Diners enjoy their meal in the dark as blind wait staff guide them in a world with no light.
At O.Noir, guests are escorted into a dark dining room where they’re served by visually impaired waiters. It’s a unique experience that “enforces trust in the waiters”, restaurant owner Jianrong Feng said. “Most people that come to O.Noir are surprised, not by the darkness or the atmosphere, but by the fact that now their experience is in the hands of the waiters,” Feng said.