For too long, dining in darkness has meant popcorn-down-the-shirt, which doesn't quite have that "high end dining experience" feel so much as it has that "greasy cleavage" experience. Pitch-black dinner series "Opaque" seeks to change that, bringing to town a "true journey of taste" that Dallas diners will experience in total darkness:
In this era of information overload, visual stimulation has reached an all time pinnacle. But imagine, just for an hour or two that you cannot see, that you are abandoning vision in exchange for a new, more unique dining experience – this is “Dining in the Dark.”On April 13th and 14th at the Aloft Hotel downtown, a "highly trained staff" of blind and visually impaired servers will facilitate a $99, four-course meal from a "mystery menu."
Opaque presents Dining in the Dark at the Aloft Hotel in Downtown Dallas.
April 13th & 14th, 2012
In this era of information overload, visual stimulation has reached an all time pinnacle. But imagine, just for an hour or two that you cannot see, that you are abandoning vision in exchange for a new, more unique dining experience – this is “Dining in the Dark”.
Opaque - Dining in the Dark offers one of the most unique culinary adventures known today. Based on an ingenious European concept that has enjoyed great popularity in cities like Berlin, Paris, London, and Vienna, the Opaque experience is coming back to the great city of Dallas for two nights only! Dining in the Dark is an opportunity to encounter the other senses (touch, taste, smell, hearing) on a level rarely experienced by the sighted. Diners are guided through a 4-course dinner experience, immersed in total darkness, by a server who is blind or visually impaired. This is a chance to take a short leave from the visual world and let a different kind of sensual consciousness into the sandbox for just a little while. Put your sense of taste to the test! Featuring star chefs from the Aloft Hotel Dallas, enjoy a specially prepared prix fixe menu that will have you discovering subtleties of flavor you never knew existed.
Our 4-course prix fixe dinner is a set mystery menu. (Diners may request info regarding the menu if needed). A vegetarian and/or vegan menu is available upon request. All other dietary needs or concerns can also be accommodated if requested prior to the event.
Be the first to explore this new dining trend. You will never turn the lights on during dinner again.
‘See’ you there.
· Opaque Dallas [Official]