Does a dish taste and smell better in silent surroundings? Experience a new way of dining when communicating with your server in sign language and enjoy stunning East and West culinary fusion.
Experience Code : 10245
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We are controlled by sounds of life and we react strongly, swiftly to the words of others, expect the same in return. But what if that ability is taken away? Will food taste or smell better in silent surroundings? And would you experience a heightened sense of taste?
In Blanc. Restaurant, you are invited to try a new dining experience, where communication takes on a new form.
The menu blends Asian and European cuisines with ingredients from around the world that are cooked in different techniques and promises to deliver surprising textures, flavours and tastes.
With employment of deaf and hearing-impaired service staff, you get a better understanding into their community and help to raise their self-confidence and career trajectory. The restaurant donates part of its profit to charity activities.
All communication throughout the meal is by hand gestures; you can follow the pictograms on the menu and guidebook to order your meal and communicate in sign language with the service team.
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How can I order my food and drink?
We encourage our guests to try their hand(s) at signing with their server. If there are communication issues, remember that some of our servers can read lips. As a last resort, pointing to the items you wish to order is an option as well, or write down your request with pen on paper.
What happens if the staff cannot understand my signs?
If there is an issue with ordering, please point to menu items to assist in this communication. If there is a larger misunderstanding, please contact our staff who will be able to help interpret. There is pen and paper at the tables to write your request down.
Why are your servers hearing impaired
In short, we want to give the hearing impaired a new career choice in Vietnam. Approximately 65-70% of deaf and hearing impaired people in Vietnam are unemployed. If they do work, hearing impaired people are often confined to factory work, tailoring or hair and makeup. We wanted to give the hearing impaired another option for their career.
What if I have food allergies or other dietary restrictions?
We always have vegetarian options available. If you have other allergies or dietary restrictions, please inform our staff or your server before you order.
Can “junior diners” join us?
Yes, of course! Younger guests are always welcome. They may learn the signs to order even faster than the adults!
Should I turn my mobile phone on silent?
Yes, please turn your mobile phone on silent so as to be considerate and not disturb the other guests. This should be a practise in any restaurant!
Should we remain quiet during the meal?
No, you do not have to remain quiet during your meal. Due to the atmosphere and interactions with our wait staff, you may find yourself lowering your voice, but you do not have to remain silent during your meal.
How do you call a deaf person by name?
Besides the (written) name, deaf people have also a special sign that is uniquely identifies one person; the sign name or face name.
There are a few rules within the deaf community around sign names; for example, they must be agreed upon by you and people in the deaf community to ensure that no one else in the community already has the same sign name. Secondly, the face name sign should not have a different meaning.
Sign names are divided into two naming systems. The first system is descriptive; it is a sign showing a typical physical or facial feature, unique to one person. The second system is a combination of the first letter of the name (sometimes even two letters, with the addition of the first letter of the middle name) by pointing at a typical physical or facial feature. Typical features can vary from dimples, scars, freckles, moles to glasses or hairstyles.
Until a person receives a sign name, the person's name is usually fingerspelled.
Do come with an open mind to explore this exciting dining experience.
Do come prepared to use sign language to order your meal.
Do not forget to make reservations beforehand to ensure seating availability.
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