- Blindekuh (restaurant)
blindekuh are two restaurants where patrons are served in the dark. The restaurants are located in
Baseland Zürich, Switzerland. The name is derived from "Blinde Kuh" (blind cow), the German name for Blind man's bluff.
The dark restaurants are a project of the Blind-Liecht (
Swiss Germanfor blind-light) foundation. The foundation works to create employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired people. Their first venture, the blindekuh in Zürich, opened on September 17, 1999and is claimed to be the world's first dark restaurant. The second location opened in Spring 2005 in Basel.
blindekuh won several awards, among them the Social Innovations Award of the Institute for Social Innovations in
The restaurant concept has subsequently been replicated elsewhere, including in
Londonand Parisas restaurants and multiple cities in the United Statesas special events.
* [http://www.blindekuh.ch/ blindekuh.ch] Official homepage (in German)
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