Dining in the Dark is putting a unique spin on the average dinner date. The one-of-a-kind culinary experience dares foodies to forget all they know about conventional dining to put their senses of taste, smell and touch to the ultimate test. But if you’re still not 100% convinced, we’ve rounded up five very compelling reasons why you should add a Dining in the Dark experience to your to-do list in Chicago.
1. A truly unique experience
Dining out is nothing new, but donning a blindfold while indulging in a surprise menu certainly isn’t your normal night out. By doing so, it adds an element of excitement and humor to the traditional, and transforms the typical “dinner for two” into an experience worth talking about before, during and after.
2. Variety of menus and dishes
It’s no secret that every foodie has their own individual taste. Some prefer to keep it meat-free with flavorsome veggie dishes while others prefer the salty freshness of the delights from the sea. To cater to the refined palates of their diners, Dining in the Dark offers a range of menus and food choices to their curious epicureans.
Currently, at Fulton Market Kitchen, you can expect three-course meat, seafood and vegan menu options while a 12-piece sushi extravaganza awaits at Sushi by Bou Gold Coast.
3. It makes for the perfect date night
We all need a bit of date inspo now and again. Catching a movie at the cinema or ordering takeout from the local Chinese is all well and good, but sometimes we just need to shake it up a bit. Dining in the Dark is the perfect date idea to enjoy with your foodie in crime, and puts quite a literal meaning to the term ‘blind date.’ And if you’re up for the challenge, you can even try your hand at feeding your date while blindfolded before letting the inevitable laughter ensue.
4. Channel your inner food critic
We’ve all seen those self-important food critics tenderly chewing on delicious food to distinguish between the mouthwatering flavors of every bite they’re eating. Thanks to this fun-filled gastronomical experience, you can channel your own inner gastronome as you and your fellow foodie try to figure out what delicious spices, sauces, and more are tantalizing your taste buds. Who needs MasterChef when you’ve got this sensorial adventure right here in Chi-town?
5. Enjoy new and exciting conversations with your nearest and dearest
When you’re dining in the dark, the only things that matter are you, your date and the unbeatable food in front of you. Not only will you find yourself giggling the evening away, but chances are you’ll also engage in new conversations too. Who knows? Maybe one of the flavors will take you back to a memory from that remarkable trip to Italy or the South of France that you’re yet to share with your date. The convo possibilities are endless and, the best part is, eyes and ears will no longer be distracted by pesky mobile notifications that hinder a good old-fashioned chit-chat.
Ready to dine differently? Curious foodies have described Dining in the Dark as a “first class, unique dining experience”, but don’t just take their word for it! Experience this winning combination of food and fun for yourself and embark on a gastronomical adventure that sets out to answer the all-important question – how good can food really taste?