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Dark Table Restaurant, Calgary – Dining In The Dark

Where: Calgary, Alberta
Price for: 2 Participants
Without the sense of sight, touch, hearing, smell and taste are intensified, allowing a new perception of reality. Dark Table Calgary offers exceptional cuisine, superb service and a voyage to the unknown. Of all the places to eat in Calgary, Dark Table is a truly unique dining experience!

Adventurous dining in darkness!

Already a hit in major cities like London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal and Vancouver, blind dining has finally arrived in Calgary, offering a unique opportunity to experience dining in a whole new way—in the dark. An evening at Dark Table restaurant will take you on a culinary journey through uncharted territory.  Food, drink and friends—all familiar – become a wonder to be discovered and explored, as if for the first time. Dark Table Calgary dinner for 2 is a truly unique dining experience!  

This experience is for 2 people.

How it works?

Upon arrival at this unique restaurant, take your time and choose from a first-class menu rivaling some of Calgary’s best restaurants.

When you’re ready, you will be led to your table in the dark dining room by a visually impaired or blind server who has been trained to ensure your comfort at all times.

Once seated, you will have the opportunity to adjust to the darkness and truly give yourself to this extraordinary experience.

No light producing technologies are allowed in the dining room, including cellphones, flashlights, or luminous watches. This is truly dining in the dark!

With an unemployment rate of 70%, the blind face obvious challenges in a society that is preoccupied with visual communication.  In a dark dining environment, the tables are turned—the non-sighted servers guide the sighted.  While Dark Table is proud to offer employment to visually impaired and blind people, they admit that it is truly the blind offering this unique, eye-opening experience to the sighted.

In the words of William Shakespeare, “There is no darkness but ignorance.”

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 green tahini & crispy aubergine
  • Fish of the day Mediterranean style with walnuts, aleppo pepper & grilled lemon
  • Mushroom & herb risotto with parmigiano (vegetarian - can be made vegan)
  • 6-hour braised lamb ragu rigatoni with tomato & basil sauce
  • Ratatouille Provencal with warm bread & greens (vegan)
  • Daily Surprise …come on, you know you want to. (Surprise option can be requested vegetarian or vegan in advance of the day)

DESSERTS  (Surprise of the day)

Gratuities not included

If you are looking for a unique gift idea for a birthday, Christmas, anniversary, Mother's Day, Father's Day, employee reward or wedding present, the Dark Table Calgary dining experience is the perfect solution for a fun, memorable Calgary gift.

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