Imagine it now. You step inside a restaurant that’s blanketed in darkness, before being served an incredible meal – the flavours of which are completely amplified by your senses. Sounds a lot better than that ping meal you’ve had shoved in the fridge for a good few days, right?
An experience that’s been backed by psychologists as an amplified way to enjoy food in all of its flavour, an enticing new ‘Dining In The Dark’ event is coming to Manchester – with two dates taking place this summer for Mancs to take advantage of.
The special experience promises to “elevate your meal to a whole new level”, with darkened surroundings complimented with candlelight leaving just you, your tastebuds and your sense of smell to enjoy a fabulous dish served in a top-secret restaurant that’s yet to be announced. How mysterious! Blindfolds will be provided to all guests (disposable for your safety, of course!), and will help to heighten the senses as you enjoy your meal.
Guests will be led into the darkened environment by a “guide”, who’ll be on hand to make sure you don’t bump into anything on your way in (perfect for clumsy souls like myself), before leaving you to enjoy the heightened experience.
It’s received some rave reviews, too, since kicking off back in the summer for a bit of a UK tour, with previous guests saying:
“Such a great event – fab staff who made the experience such a laugh. Would do this again for sure”
“We had so much fun. Our server Theros was lovely, food is delicious and the whole experience was very well-planned and overall brilliant. 10/10 would recommend, I’m sure we’ll do it again!”
“Such a great experience, very unusual but we loved the concept. Our waitress Chelsea was amazing the whole way through and made it even more enjoyable. Cocktails were to die for, we would definitely do this again”
“Brilliant experience! Food was great, staff super helpful and very nice to talk to! Very reasonably priced too for what you get and I feel like everyone should do this at least once in their lives!! We’ll definitely go again!”
The sessions will take place on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th October, with limited tickets available to purchase now. For those who want to snap them up quickly, you can pop on over to the ticket booking page right here.