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Tantalise Your Taste Buds At This Sensational ‘Dining In The Dark’ Food Experience

Marco Ruiz Marco Ruiz - Staff Writer

Tantalise Your Taste Buds At This Sensational ‘Dining In The Dark’ Food Experience

Imagine stepping inside a darkened restaurant and being served a three-course meal. You struggle at first with the cutlery, but you soon take your first bite and the flavours and textures of what you’re eating are on another level. Your sense of taste is amplified by your loss of sight. Sounds a little bit incredible, right?

An experience that’s been backed by psychologists as an ‘amplified’ way to enjoy food, the enticing Dining In The Dark events return to Auckland so you can find out for yourself if what they say is true.

This special event promises to elevate your meal to a whole new level with dimmed surroundings leaving just you, your taste buds and your sense of smell to enjoy a three-course meal at Auckland’s Viaduct Yacht Club.

Guests will be led into the barely-lit space by a guide who’ll be on hand to make sure you don’t bump into anything on your way in and blindfolds will be provided to all guests, which will help to heighten your senses. They also help stop you from peeking at what’s on your plate and ruin the experience.

Guests do have the option of choosing from a meat, seafood or vegan set menu prior to the event to ensure that they don’t eat something they don’t want to. However, that’s pretty much all the information you get about your meal.

Dining In The Dark has received rave reviews from attendees who have experienced the event.

💬 Aishlea S. – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “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. Food menu was well thought out… Waitress Georgia was fantastic. Had a great time and would recommend to all”

💬 Devon P. – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fabulous from start to finish. Waiters were great and welcoming and then food was amazing! Definitely would recommend and can’t wait to come back!”

Auckland’s Dining In The Dark nights will take place on select Wednesdays over the course of the next few months with seatings at 8pm. Places are strictly limited. 

Experience Dining In The Dark and see what all the fuss is about.

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