January, here we are! One year ago, we launched the amazing adventure of Dans le Noir ? Melbourne in the foodiest city of Australia. This year has been so intense, rich and powerful for everyone who has taking part of the project.
2018 : Melburnians learnt three French words, “Dans le Noir ?”
Located within The Como Melbourne Mgallery by Sofitel, Dans le Noir ? Melbourne opened on January 19th and offers since this moment a unique sensory, social and human experience to Melburnians, Australians and overseas visitors. Experienced by more than 4,500 guests over the year, the concept has been released in many local and national media such as Time Out, Urban List, Fox Fm, Herald Sun, The Age.
MAY – Brunch in the Dark
Willing on offering a new lunch experience, Dans le Noir ? organised the first edition of Brunch in the Dark at the occasion of Mothers’ Day in 2018. A sold-out event where mothers have been taken out of their comfort zone. A Mothers’ Day they will definitely remember for a very long time!
JUNE – NOVEMBER – Melbourne Awards 2018
Proud of the project, Dans le Noir ? Melbourne team has applied to the prestigious Melbourne Awards 2018, providing a high-quality application and an intriguing oral presentation to the jury. The team participated to the Melbourne Awards Gala 2018 and was proud to be awarded finalist in the category “Contribution to Community by a Corporation”. After 10 months of business it is such a huge achievement and a massive reward to all the team.
Bastille Day: Dans le Noir ? organised a special French Sensory Journey at Bastille Day Festival by plunging dozens of people in a pitch black environment with an exquisite wine and cheese tasting in collaboration with Romeo Wine.
Auction in the dark: The team was very pleased to host a special evening including an Auction in the Dark in partnership with Vision Australia to raise funds for the employment of the blind and vision impaired community.
SEPTEMBER – Dating in the Dark
Always seeking to offer patrons an original experience, Dans le Noir ? Melbourne partnered with WeClick to host the first Dating in the dark event in Australia. During a 5-tapas style menu, daters had the opportunity to meet 5 people and break the ice in a different and powerful way. In pitch darkness there is no preconception brought by vision, people have to rely on their other senses, a brand-new way to date and a good opportunity to rediscover the art of conversation and chemistry!
DECEMBER – Christmas Parties
Dans le Noir ? Melbourne has welcomed dozens of corporate groups this year for their Christmas Parties including Commonwealth Bank, GSK, HG Financial, Travel Associates, Broameadows Primary School, BF Brokers, BSGM, WEP, Bunnings, Lakeside Sport Medical Center…
2019 : New opportunities
JANUARY – FEBRUARY: After one year in South Yarra, the restaurant is moving to a new location in Melbourne! Dans le Noir ? is glad to announce its new partnership with Rydges on Swanston (701 Swanston street) and is excited to welcome more and more people in Melbourne and continue to make them live this unique sensory experience! New venue, new prices, new offers but same team and powerful experience from February 14th!
The team can’t wait to start 2019 and has already with many exciting new projects on going: Valentine’s Day, corporate events, EOFY, Good Beer Week (yes, we will be there!)…