At that moment, the only certainty is the shoulder of the person in front of you and Petr’s voice that navigates you through the space.
From now on you have to rely on your touch, hearing, smell and taste. “You should stand by your chair, try to feel it and sit down,” says Petr’s voice from the darkness.
“There is a plate in front of you; water and glass for water are on your right side; a glass for wine and bottle of wine are on your left side,” describes Petr the space in front of us, his voice is getting distant. Now it is all up to you. To fill your glass and the glass of your partner you can not see but you can touch in the ocean of darkness from which you can hear many voices.
Here, perception is given a different dimension and one thinks about what a first date would be like in this place when it wouldn’t be affected by the strongest sense. In the beginning, one searches for small light.
“It must be here somewhere.” No, it’s not.
After a short while, we hear Petr’s voice. “Can I serve the meals? I will serve it between you and will ask each one of you to take it over.”
People who like to enjoy food with eyes will be disappointed. After a while you find out another thing you are used to in the restaurant: Cutlery. The cutlery available to all guests doesn’t clink on plates. After the first unsuccessful try to pick up and cut something you can’t see, everyone starts to rely on their hands. The cook counted on it.
Now it is the turn of another sense you have left, the taste.
You are carefully tasting unknown pieces of food and your taste buds fantasize about what it is you are just eating. After dinner, if you are successful, you tap with wine glasses and all of the sudden, you don’t want to return into the normal world. But you stand up again and you place your hand on Petr’s shoulder. “I will now take you to a room where you will get used to light again and then we say good bye,” he says. Doors into the world of darkness are closing and you are exposed to dim blue light. This is the first time you see your blind waiter; he says goodbye, opens the door to the other, bright, side, where he could never join you.