Blanc. Restaurant - Dining With Sign Language

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



  • Duration: 1 Hour(s)
  • No Cancellation
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • Fixed Date Ticket
  • Dine In Only

Fayfay Limited Time Offer: Enjoy 2 free drinks when you book 2 packages from Noir and Blanc.! You may choose among red/white wine, juice or soft drinks (Appx. VND225,000). The offer is valid until May 31, 2019.

  • Enjoy new flavours of Asian and European cuisine combinations
  • Ordering food by sign language
  • Having the most noiselessly time to enjoy your meal

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Highlights

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.

Head to a cosy corner of Blanc. Restaurant and feel a whole different way of diningHead to a cosy corner of Blanc. Restaurant and feel a whole different way of dining
It is where most of your conversations are by gesturing and using sign languageIt is where most of your conversations are by gesturing and using sign language
You can either call the staff to teach you how to talk by hand gesturesYou can either call the staff to teach you how to talk by hand gestures
The staff will enthusiastically assist you in demonstrating some common and simple expressionsThe staff will enthusiastically assist you in demonstrating some common and simple expressions
Find the guidebook on the table for your referenceFind the guidebook on the table for your reference
After ordering, the stuning dishes are ready to be servedAfter ordering, the stuning dishes are ready to be served
The restaurant dishes are a combination of Eastern and Western cooking techniques and ingredientsThe restaurant dishes are a combination of Eastern and Western cooking techniques and ingredients
The combination of food styles not only creates a delicate look but also makes each dish expose its best flavourThe combination of food styles not only creates a delicate look but also makes each dish expose its best flavour
Coming to the restaurant, you will get a chance to answer the quest whether the flavor is heightenred when using in a more quiet placeComing to the restaurant, you will get a chance to answer the quest whether the flavor is heightenred when using in a more quiet place
The fresh mussels are well-cooked, the curry fennel cream with pickled cauliflower, parmesan, rocket and strawberry gel will balance the flavour, while some chorizo crumb is giving the dish a slightly spicy tasteThe fresh mussels are well-cooked, the curry fennel cream with pickled cauliflower, parmesan, rocket and strawberry gel will balance the flavour, while some chorizo crumb is giving the dish a slightly spicy taste
The salmon fillet remains juicy and flavourful thanks to the sous-vide technique, a very popular cooking style in Western cuisinesThe salmon fillet remains juicy and flavourful thanks to the sous-vide technique, a very popular cooking style in Western cuisines
The diversity of food styles and the taste of the dishes will excites you and make you wonder if taste and smell are better in silent surroundingsThe diversity of food styles and the taste of the dishes will excites you and make you wonder if taste and smell are better in silent surroundings

Experience Info

1) Confirmation

  • Instant confirmation

2) Schedule

  • Lunch opening hours: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Dinner opening hours: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM (last seating at 9:30 PM)

3) Insider tips

  • If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please let the staff know when booking your reservation and reconfirm this upon arrival
  • The menu has pictograms of drinks and dishes for you to use to order and communicate with the server in sign language
  • If there is an issue with ordering, point to the menu item or us the available pen and paper on the table to write down your request
  • The server can be called by hand gestures and there are hearing staff members available as well
  • There will be a guidebook for guests to learn how to communicate non-verbally

4) Inclusion

  • Dishes as described

5) Exclusion

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks and other food then specified
  • Personal expenses
  • All other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion
  • VAT and Service Charge

How To Use

1) How to get to the restaurant

  • Blanc address: 178 - 180D Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, HCMC

2) How to redeem the e-voucher

  • Show the service team your E-voucher or printed voucher upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation or refund.

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FAQ

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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