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foodmanchu Jan 26, 2008 02:18 PM

anyone been? dining in the dark. i think it is more about the sensory experience than about great food, but it is 100 bucks a person. is it worth it?

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    Outerspace Feb 18, 2008 07:55 AM

    I was hoping that someone here had tried it. It sounds interesting if you have the right companion. Anyone been?

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      caligreatest Feb 18, 2008 11:42 AM

      Your right it's more about the sensory experience than the food. You first order outside the restaurant, then your lead by a blind waiter by holding his/her shoulder to your table. It's completely dark and everyone is packed in the restaurant. You have to figure out how to eat without spilling or making a mess. It takes over an hour to finish.

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        fdb Feb 18, 2008 06:03 PM

        So what did you eat? How was the food?

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        Wheggi Apr 30, 2008 08:19 PM

        I'm taking my wife this friday for her birthday. She works with the visually impared and is really looking forward to it. I myself am cringing at the 99 bucks a pop price tag but I'm hoping she enjoys it. Does anyone have a take on the food there?

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          Outerspace Jul 18, 2008 10:37 AM

          Did you end up going? If so, how was the experience?

        2. SecretAsianMan Jul 22, 2008 12:59 AM

          I take my students every semester and everyone has a memorable time.

          I think its worth doing at least once. The sensation of total and complete darkness is unforgettable. The food has been upgraded since their inception several years ago. I find the beef and salmon dishes to be the best. The $100 for the food alone is probably not a good value proposition, but for the entire experience, I'd say, try it once. The darkness does something interesting to the quality of conversation.

          ...and for couples, let's say there is a seriously under-rated erotic quality to the evening. After all, no one can see you!

          Have fun!

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