Enhance Your Food Sense

I have heard of this restaurant where they serve food in total darkness. The reason behind it is that, when we block our visual perception our other senses get heightened, thereby making the meal experience more enjoyable. On a similar pattern is the SENSE tableware, which consists of Scent Flowers, Hot Stone Plates, Palate Cleansers and a Hot Ice Tea Ceremony.

The Scent Flowers explode your smell-senses with an aromatic experience and can be assigned to accompany specific dishes.

Hot Stone Plates are porcelain plates with inlaid warm basalt stones heated in stock or oil. This makes the meal more nutritious.

Palate Cleansers here, are essentially mint vapors which cleanse your palate between courses.

The Hot Ice Tea Ceremony consists of a table and tea set that are a part of a modern tea serving ceremony. “Placing the tea carafe on the table will set of the crystallization of the ‘Hot Ice’ that will run through the tabletop into the double walled tea glasses. Do not trust your eyes… the ice is hot! ”

Designer: Katrien Ploegmakers

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3KVTFDVitc 468 344]



SENSE Food Enhancer Tableware System by Katrien Ploegmakers



  • julia says:

    love it I’ve been to the Unsichtbar in Cologne, Germany and absolutely loved it, its so much fin eating in the dark, so creating a experience that can help you enjoy food in a different way, rock on.

    you should contact some posh food places like The Fat Duck or any other place that experiments with molecular gastronomy

  • M.S.W. says:

    Definitely sounds like an interesting dining experience.

  • dmangstar564 says:

    i like interesting exploratory projects like this! Cheers!

  • Confucius says:

    Nice innovation in dining experience! Skip to 2:07 and you can see a little love puff rise up from under the table, how cute.

    You could have some fun if you were the chef sending down the ‘scents’ on april fools day.
    “Sir, here is your braised lamp with a side of jus, complemented by a scent of horse manure”.

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