The best part of a ‘dark restaurant’ is that you can indulge in bad table manners without anyone noticing.
It becomes a notch more challenging when you’re indulging in Nocti Vagus’ three-course chocolate menu (€69) and you’re knuckle-deep in white chocolate cheese soufflé.
After an hour of prodding, poking and awkwardly trying to fork the pepper-white chocolate risotto and bacon-wrapped chicken breast from plate to mouth, you may find yourself wondering what happened to the chocolate in this chocolate menu. In fact, the sweet stuff is blended in so subtly, it’s nearly undetectable, even with the heightened taste sense the pitch-blackness is supposed to provide.
Luckily, after the dinner show (which changes every day and features Christmas shows in December), the elusive chocolate comes out in full-force in the form of wickedly rich dark chocolate soufflé and white-chocolate mousse.
All in all, a thoroughly obscure but enjoyable chocolate experience.