In this era of information overload, visual stimulation has reached an all time peak. But imagine, for just 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.”
When: First Monday of the month at 7pm or book a private event on another day.
Seating is limited - call 808.263.2633. Orientation begins at 7:00 pm
WHO? Adventurous diners, social groups, corporate parties
WHAT TO EXPECT: Arriving to a warm welcome and a few words of orientation, you don a featherweight blindfold and are immersed in velvety darkness. Then, gently guided to your table, you are served an extraordinary four-course meal paired with four fine wines. Other senses take over; you discover in yourself an expanded awareness and surprising competence. Savor the supper’s sensuous tastes, smells and textures. Playfully challenge your palate to tease out the mysteries of the menu. The environment will be safe and playful, one in which diners could relax, expand into their senses and drink it all in. It would be a true celebration of the senses. We all love to eat; it is our first conscious sensory delight. People worry they will not know how to eat without seeing, but they shouldn't - we all know where our mouths are and have held utensils in our hands without thinking for years.
Vegetarians When you make your reservations, please let us know if you prefer a vegetarian menu. Allergies When you make your reservations, please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Blindfolds As you enter, you are handed a blindfold to wear throughout the event. No peeking. If you need any assistance, simply ask or raise a hand; there are always several people ready to help to you. Our blindfolds are extremely comfortable with adjustable velcro closures and foam pads which permit wearers to open their eyes. Designed as meditation masks, they provide absolute blackout. Diners may keep their blindfolds.
Restroom Trips If you need to use the bathroom, simply ask or raise hand. You will be escorted there. Once inside, you may remove the mask. The room will be lit. When you are ready to come out, put your mask back on and tap on the door. Your escort will lead you back to your table.