Take a minute to imagine going to a restaurant for one to two hours, and being willing to experience the world in a completely new way. The dining setting is completely pitch-black, and all you are left with are your other senses to rely upon. Losing your sight for a few hours completely enhances your sense of taste and smell making the food infinitely more delicious.
The Opaque Restaurant in Los Angeles is so incredible that you don’t even need to see the food you are eating. If you are looking for a full body sensory experience in a restaurant, Opaque Dining in the Dark is for you. The trendy restaurant is located in West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard and has garnered tons of positive reviews since they opened. Now they have restaurants all over the country in New York, San Diego, San Francisco, and Dallas.
The Dining in the Dark website eloquently explains their reasoning behind the blind eating experience. They explain, “In this era of information overload, visual stimulation has reached an all time pinnacle. But imagine, just for an hour or two that you cannot see, that you are abandoning vision in exchange for a new, more stimulating dining experience – this is ‘Dining in the Dark’.”
The restaurant seats you in a completely dark room so you actually can’t see a thing. Once in the room, you will be served by blind or visually impaired people that are trained to serve in the dark. Opaque Dining in the Dark offers so much more than a meal. They offer an experience of deeper consciousness and a true sensory experience.
Their website states, “Whether you have been seen enough and want to hide in the dark, or just want to experience dining on a higher level – Opaque – Dining in the Dark – caters to the senses and a deeper consciousness. Not just a meal, but a truly unique, sensual experience.” You will leave happy, full, and with a deeper understanding of blindness and a greater appreciation for your food.