Silly pop-up coming to Dallas forces you to dine while blindfolded
Dallas is getting what can only be described as a unique dining option with a new pop-up in town called Dining In The Dark.
The event doesn’t actually take place in the dark, but the guests were blindfolded with the slightly absurd notion that when you sit down to dinner with no opportunity to see, you will be forced to focus more intensely on your other senses .
The promoter, a company called Fever, describes it as “a fantastic experience” that is also an opportunity for restaurateurs and event producers affected by the pandemic.
The publication claims that “psychologists have for many years advocated eating in the dark as the ultimate taste sensation”.
“Studies show that 80 percent of people eat through their eyes. When that sense is eliminated, the theory is that the other senses, namely taste and smell, take control to take your meal to a whole new level,” is it[called
So you get a meal that you can enjoy 20 percent.
The participating guests have to blindfold their eyes by candlelight in a darkened room. Then “they quickly realize that just focusing on taste and smell can be a really insightful experience.”
There are three menu options: green (vegan), red (meat), or blue (seafood). You are not told what to eat. Instead, let yourself be carried away by the taste and guess what you are eating.
The publication states that Dining In The Dark has proven popular in other countries such as Spain and Portugal. What fun countries they must be!
The event takes place on Wednesdays in March and early April with seats at 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 80. They don’t say where it is yet, except in a “secret location – a downtown Dallas restaurant shrouded in darkness – its whereabouts will be revealed soon.”
So much mystery. Hopefully they’ll tell you where it is before dinner takes place.
Maybe the only thing dumber is the other traveling popup where you are forced to wear white. Ordinary food just isn’t crazy enough.
This isn’t the first dining-in-the-dark event to hit Dallas. An event initiated by a West Coast company took place in 2012. Before that, there was an event called The Blind Cafe, which campaigned for people with disabilities and in which the dining room was actually not lit.