Pull yourself out of the typical date night rut and rely on a heightened sense of taste, smell, and touch during this eye-opening, of course not literally, event taking place at some of D.C.’s finest restaurants. Is the concept of Dining in the Dark totally foreign to you or is it a cheeky item on your D.C. to-do list? Whatever the cause is for you to have stumbled upon this enlightening article, read on to discover some of the tempting reasons why you don’t want to miss out on Dining in the Dark.
1. Make yourself uncomfortable
Oh no, there will be no peeking at Dining in the Dark and you won’t be looking to your sight for easy guidance when grabbing your napkin or directing a shaky spoon to your mouth. The tantalizing experience invites you to step out of your comfort zone and into some fun-filled blunders. Once that blindfold goes on, any inhibitions should fly away for an entertaining evening out in the city.
2. Something exciting for date night
If love is in the air, entertainment and icebreakers are also on the menu thanks to Dining in the Dark D.C. First dates and even a millionth date can be taxing when you have to make an impression or maintain that spark. Luckily, wearing blindfolds and letting down your barriers is part of the fun at this unique event. Shake up your next date and discover how effortlessly things flow under the influence of intriguing flavors, mysterious textures, and shared slips.
3. The chance to play a pretend critic
Any foodie has definitely dreamed of being paid to try restaurants and write about them. Well, it might not be the exact same thing, but Dining in the Dark gives you the chance to unleash your inner critic and apply your knowledge of food. As well as debating topics of tang and taste, you can even pretend to be anyone—from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to a tense contestant forced to identify ingredients!
4. Dine at a charming restaurant
While you won’t have much time to admire the aesthetics of the venue for Dining in the Dark, you will be able to enjoy the lively atmosphere and delicious food being served at some of D.C.’s finest restaurants. The blindfolded experience is making its way to Ambar Clarendon and Paraíso on select dates over the coming months. From traditional Balkan dishes to Mexican staples, there’s much to love about these restaurants.
5. Change the verbal record
Although there’s nothing wrong with discussing politics and the arts, in fact it’s generally encouraged, sometimes a dinner out can benefit from a bit of lighthearted conversation. Dining in the Dark is about getting flirtatious in a new way and knocking down the serious barrier. So, immerse yourself in the good times and talk about the food in front of you, each other, and revel in the comical aspect of it all.
But don’t just take our word for it. Previous diners have called Dining in the Dark an “awesome, tasty and fun experience“, and something “that everyone should embark on!” Discover the full potential of your tastebuds and appetite for adventure thanks to this spectacular event in D.C.