Dining in the Dark invites all epicures and gourmands to immerse themselves in a three-course meal shrouded in mystery. Dare to be brave and don a blindfold for an evening at a top-tier NYC restaurant. Between nervous grabs for cutlery and lots of laughter, you’ll find yourself tasting normally undetectable flavors and surprising textures.
This tantalizing, culinary experience allows you to put your taste buds to the test—open now at Leuca’s and at Sushi By Bou at Hotel 32|32 for a limited time. Become part of the mysterious plan that will have you talking long after dinner is over.
And in the spirit of the holidays, why not give the gift of experience this year and surprise your favorite foodie with a gift card for Dining in the Dark? What’s more, the gift card is redeemable for 2, 3, or 4 tickets to use at any Dining in the Dark session making it the perfect holiday present.
What to expect at Dining in the Dark?
A secret menu will be served over the course of 90 minutes, prepared with the finest ingredients. Although we can’t disclose the menu, you can expect fresh and complex flavors that will have you salivating all evening long.
Why would anyone choose to enjoy a meal in the dark you ask? The theory with eating in the dark is that your other senses, namely, taste, touch and smell take over to elevate your meal to a whole new level. You focus, they sharpen and what’s sweet becomes sweeter, what’s sour becomes sourer and you savor your meal unlike ever before.
And it’s not just the food that becomes more intriguing; the darkness also alters the way we communicate and relate to one another, which is also why it’s a great date idea. You can really get to know how the other person reacts in a situation, where they have to do everything while blindfolded. Certainly, blindfolds will be provided to all guests, which are deep-cleaned after each use. Guests will be guided through the evening with an emcee, and the Chef might even reveal the meal at the end of the experience!
Where is Dining in the Dark?
Brooklyn’s own Leuca’s in Williamsburg. The neighborhood restaurant from Chef Andrew Carmellini’s NoHo Hospitality Group serves tantalizing dishes taking inspiration from Southern Italy. They’re known for their house-made pasta, rustic and hearty meats prepared on their wood-fired grill and certainly, their glorious list of pizzas.
Dining in the Dark is also coming to Sushi By Bou at Hotel 32|32, a sushi restaurant specializing in Japanese style Omakase. Indulge in a mysterious menu featuring the chef’s choice 12-piece “omakase”. The “high-energy vibes” at Sushi By Bou provides the perfect setting for the fun-filled event.
Dining in the Dark Reviews
“So much fun! What a way to experience Reality on a whole different level. Thank you.”“Food was wonderful. The whole experience was great. Staff was on their toes a trending to our every need.”“A unique way to enjoy a dinner. Force yourself to let go and enjoy!”
Dining in the Dark has taken other major cities such as Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Seattle and more by storm with its sensorial surprises. Tickets are available from $108.80 per person. So, gear up to indulge the senses… well, most of them. Grab that special someone or your close group of friends and embark on a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure that will play tricks on your perception.