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Dining in the Dark

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Time Out says

One of the most exciting culinary events of the season is returning near New York from September 16 through October 30: Dining in the Dark, a 90-minute experience that asks visitors to forget all about the traditional way of eating.

During the pitch-black event, participants will be blindfolded while eating their dinner. 

"You may wonder what the benefits are, but the absence of distractions promotes the idea that eating in the dark heightens diner's senses making for a more pleasurable experience," reads the official description of the event. "The focus is instead on taste, smell, mouthfeel and sound, as well as promoting the art of conversation. Diners will enter a warmly lit room, and will be accompanied by waiters and seated before being blindfolded and plunged into total darkness to enjoy this unique culinary experience."

Make sure to pre-book your session, which includes the choice of two available main dishes (meat or vegetarian) and the chance to order some drinks before entering the secluded area.

The menu is secret but you can let organizers know about your dietary requirements and allergies right after you purchase your tickets right here.

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan


The Shepherd & the Knucklehead of Hoboken
1313 Willow Ave
Hoboken, New Jersey

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