Want to discover whether or not eating without your sight really amplifies your sense of touch and smell and hearing? This Dining In The Dark experience offers you the chance to do just that. As sweet, salty, bitter and savoury flavours dance on your palate, see if you can guess what you’re enjoying with a sublime three-course meal showcasing bold and balanced flavours from Thailand and India.
Zen Metro: Thai & Indian, a multi-award winning spot, will be cooking up a sensational storm on September 7. As mouthwatering aromas waft through the dining room, a limited number of guests will await their mystery meals. This experience has visited Birmingham before but this limited edition Dining in the Dark Thai & Indian Edition brings an extra something special. One thing’s for sure: this isn’t your usual meal out!
What can you expect at Dining in the Dark Thai & Indian Edition?
There’s no peeking allowed at this curious experience and you’ll be given blindfolds (which are deep cleaned after every use) to make sure that you can’t take a cheeky glance at what you’re eating. Over the course of 90 minutes your sense of sight will be plunged into complete darkness, altering the way that you interact not only with your plate but with those around you.
Rich, smokey aromas meet bursts of spice and zest. You might find that you taste each flavour more acutely, thinking: “where have I tasted this flavour before?” as an inability to see the dish does away with any preconceptions you might have about what you do and don’t like.
You can choose between three different options: vegetarian, meat and fish. Of course, allergies and dietary restrictions can be catered to as well. So, as you are led to your table, only the aroma of the dishes will give clues as to what it is before your tastebuds get to work savouring these delicious plates of food.
It’s up to you how you eat each plate. Use your hands to discover each element or try to tuck in with a knife and fork. It’s bound to be a messy affair but that’s all part of the fun and why this makes for the perfect date night. As those beside you fumble around for their food you’re going to hear a lot of laughing and joking but the best part is that nobody can see you anyway. It’s an intimate, entertaining experience devoid completely of self-consciousness.
Where is Dining in the Dark Thai & Indian Edition?
Zen Metro: Thai & Indian on Cornwall Street in Birmingham City Centre is truly special. This incredible restaurant has won too many awards to mention, including Best Thai Restaurant In The Midlands in 2019 and Best Oriental Restaurant In The Midlands the year before. The restaurant itself is almost as beautiful as the food is delicious but don’t worry, blindfolded diner, flavour is the name of the game at this tasty spot.
Expect vibrant flavours that really bring the whole experience to life from talented Chef Shailendra Kothiyal, who has curated menus designed to be devoured in the dark, with an emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients.
💬 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!”
💬 Marcus J. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “First-time experience! It won’t be my last! Great food and atmosphere! The meals were outstanding!”
Dining in the Dark Thai & Indian Edition in Birmingham rolls into town on selected upcoming dates over the coming months, with two sittings. The first is a 6 pm and then there’s a second at 8.30 pm, costing £70.00 per person. Zen Metro: Thai & Indian will be serving up the most delectable dishes so make sure not to miss it!