Are you ready to have dinner together in complete darkness?
An evening at Calgary’s Dark Table restaurant will take you on a culinary adventure through uncharted territory where friends and food become a wonder to be unveiled and explored. Without the sense of sight, your senses of touch, taste, hearing and smell are enhanced, allowing a new understanding of reality. An unforgettable sensory and social experience!
This experience is for 2 people.
Upon arrival at Dark Table, you’ll choose your dinner from a first-class menu rivaling some of Calgary’s best restaurants. You’ll then be led to your table in the darkened dining room by a blind or visually impaired server who has been trained to ensure you are comfortable at all times.
You’ll quickly adjust to the darkness and begin an extraordinary experience. No light producing technologies are allowed in the dining room, including cellphones, luminous watches, or flashlights … you will be truly dining in the dark.
With an unemployment rate of 70%, the blind face challenges in a society that is constantly preoccupied with visual communication. In a dark dining environment, the tables are turned as the non-sighted servers guide the sighted. While Dark Table is proud to offer employment to blind and visually impaired people, they admit that it is truly the blind offering this unique, eye-opening experience to the sighted.
What's included: three-course dinner for two in complete darkness.
Duration: 1.5 hours approximately
When: Available year-round Evenings 7 days a week
Dark Table menu*:
STARTER - Surprise of the day
Your choice of one of the following each:
- AAA Canadian steak with dark table salsa verde or blue cheese (+ $3 at restaurant).
- Local chicken kafta with crispy aubergine and green tahini.
- Fish of the day Mediterranean style with aleppo pepper, grilled lemon and walnuts.
- Mushroom and herb risotto with parmigiano (vegetarian - can be made vegan).
- 6-hour braised lamb ragu rigatoni with tomato and basil sauce.
- Ratatouille Provencal with greens and warm bread (vegan).
- Daily Surprise (The surprise option can be requested to be vegan or vegetarian in advance of the day)
DESSERT - Surprise of the day
*Menu items may be subject to change.
Gratuities not included.
If you are looking for an exceptional experience gift idea or unique places to eat in Calgary, the Dark Table Calgary dining experience is the way to go. For date nights, Christmas, birthdays, weddings or any gifting occasion, Dark Table Calgary will truly impress them.
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