Want to eat in complete darkness? Here’s your chance

The Blind Cafe invites guests to eat a meal and listen to a concert in complete darkness. Photo from Blind Cafe.
The Blind Cafe, founded by a Colorado-based musician named Rosh, right, in 2010, invites guests to eat a meal and listen to a concert in complete darkness. Photo from Blind Cafe.

The traveling Blind Cafe is coming back to Austin with its dining-in-the-dark event at the end of next month.

I went to this dinner a number of years ago, and it’s a pretty surreal sensory experience that is both startling and fascinating. The dinner is a vegan meal prepared by a local chef, served by blind servers and enjoyed with live music, all in complete darkness.

The event returns to Austin on Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 22-24, with two seatings each night, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Organizers sell tickets on a sliding scale, from $55 to $195, based on what you can pay, and there’s a nice FAQ on the site to learn more. You can buy tickets and find out more at theblindcafe.com.

Author: Addie Broyles

Food writer for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.com.

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