The unique Dining in the Dark experience offers everything you’d expect from a top-notch dinner date in Chicago – excellent food, attentive service and an unbeatable atmosphere. The only not-so-small difference is that each and every diner is completely blindfolded. But, why? Well, when sight isn’t an option, your other senses are open to new intensities of tastes and smells. The burst of flavors are all the more powerful and the aromatic scents of the food smell even stronger, which in turn elevates the dining experience to new and exciting heights.
This summer, these unforgettable culinary experiences will be putting taste buds to the test at Hubbard Inn with the help of a fabulous three-course surprise menu. Unsuspecting diners will choose between a vegan, seafood and meat option before indulging in sensorial surprises. There’s no need to be afraid of the dark when your other senses are heightened by delicious flavors, tantalizing smells and the sweet sounds of a bubbly beverage being poured.
What to expect at Dining in the Dark
How good can food taste? That’s the question on everyone’s lips at Dining in the Dark. The theory is that when we take sight away, our other senses step in to help identify flavors and smells.
Now, distinguishing between a variety of different scents and tastes is one thing, but navigating your cutlery in complete darkness is another. Prepare to fumble around for your knife and fork and have a giggle along the way as you and you set out on this gastronomical adventure with your nearest and dearest.
Over the course of 90 minutes, diners will indulge in a delectable three-course surprise menu with meat, seafood and vegan options. The menus are jam-packed with crunchy surprises, mouthwatering combinations of tastes and textures, divine Mediterranean delights and explosions of sweetness that are just waiting to be discovered by your taste buds.
Where is Dining in the Dark?
This summer, Chicago’s finest establishments will be playing host to these unforgettable Dining in the Dark experiences. Located on the River North, Hubbard Inn offers a chic dining experience in sophisticated surroundings. And if you consider yourself a wine connoisseur, Hubbard Inn includes wine service in the ticket price—attempting to raise a toast and clink your glasses with your other half without the ability to see is all part of the fun.
Dining in the Dark Reviews
“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.” – Aishlea S.
“Fabulous from start to finish. Waiters were great and welcoming, and then the food was amazing!”– Devon P.
““Great food, great service, great experience.” – Chelsea W
Once you slip your blindfold on, all you have to guide you through the evening is your eager taste buds and your attentive sense of smell. This unbeatable culinary experience takes from one sense and gives to multiple others, allowing your mouth and nose to appreciate the mouth-watering food with even more intensity.
Please note: some allergies can be accommodated for and should be noted using the form in your confirmation email that you will receive on purchasing your tickets.