Imagine stepping inside a restaurant blanketed in darkness and being served a sublime three-course meal – the flavours and textures of which are intensified by your remaining senses. Sounds a little bit incredible, right? In an experience that’s been backed by psychologists as an ‘amplified’ way to enjoy food, the enticing ‘Dining In The Dark’ event is returning to Birmingham, so you can find out for yourself. You can pick up your tickets here, and read on for more…
This special event, taking place on March 21 and March 27, promises to “elevate your meal to a whole new level” with darkened surroundings – leaving just you, your taste buds and your sense of smell to enjoy a three-course meal served at The Botanist or The Canal House. Exciting! The experience on March 27 is dedicated to Mother’s Day, so it’s the perfect time to treat your mum, or the mother figure in your life, to a slap up meal. Alternatively, it’s also an opportunity to get her back for all those times in childhood when you had to eat something you weren’t sure of, blind to what would be on your plate come dinner…
Blindfolds will be provided to all guests (disposable for your safety, of course), which will help to heighten the senses whilst stopping you from peeking at what’s on your plate. Guests will be led into the darkened environment by a “guide” who’ll be on hand to make sure you don’t bump into anything on your way in (perfect for clumsy souls like myself).
‘Dining In The Dark’ has received some rave reviews from attendees who have experienced the event in cities around the world.
💬 Aishlea S. – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fantastic and well thought experience. Really had to rely on other senses to get your way through the table and manage to carefully grab your wine without spilling. Food menu was well thought out… Waitress Georgia was fantastic. Had a great time and would recommend to all”
💬 Devon P. – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fabulous from start to finish. Waiters were great and welcoming and then food was amazing! Definitely would recommend and can’t wait to come back!”
Birmingham’s ‘Dining In The Dark’ event will take place with sittings at 6pm and 8:30pm. The event on March 21 will be located at The Botanist, while the Mother’s Day special on March 27 will be hosted at The Canal House. Tickets are priced at £45, and you can find them here.