/R E P E A T -- O.NOIR Toronto opens on June 24th, 2009!/

    O.NOIR Montreal brings Toronto to its senses

    TORONTO, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - After three years of stimulating
Montrealers' senses and stomachs, O.NOIR is excited to bring its extraordinary
culinary adventure to Toronto.
    Already the rage in Europe, Australia, L.A., New York and Montreal -
O.NOIR - Canada's first-ever "Dine in the Dark" restaurant now invites
Torontonians to experience food, drink and conversation like never before -
without their sight!
    "It's a sensual dining experience like no other!" says O.NOIR owner and
founder Moe Alameddine. "When you eat food in the dark, your remaining senses
are heightened to savour the smell and taste of food. Even simple, everyday
dishes like potatoes and yogurt take on a culinary flare."
    But O.NOIR does more than just fire the imagination and stimulate the
senses. After a few hours in complete darkness (that's right, no flashlights,
matches, cell phones, cigarette lighters or luminous watches), customers gain
a better understanding of what it's like to be blind - just like the
restaurant's entire wait staff.
    This socially conscious concept sprang from Jorge Spielmann, a blind
pastor in Zurich who used to blindfold his dinner guests at his home so they
could share his eating experience. In 1999, Spielmann opened Blindekuh (German
for Blind Cow); a project aimed at teaching the sighted about the sightless
world and provide jobs for blind people.
    "How lucky am I." Moe proudly states. "I get to do something I love and
make a difference".
    Good cause or not, O.NOIR offers everything you'd expect from a fine
restaurant: Great service, a delicious menu... plus, a culinary experience
like no other!


For further information:

For further information: Moe or Ian, (416) 922-NOIR (6647),

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