A ‘dining in the dark’ experience is coming to Geelong this year

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A ‘dining in the dark’ experience is coming to Geelong this year

Delight your senses at this unique culinary experience at Little Malop Street restaurant Westend this year.

After selling out in multiple cities across Australia, Westend on Little Malop Street in Geelong will turn off the lights this September and October for a special ‘dining in the dark’ experience titled Pitch Black: Dinner in the Dark.

Diners will enter a warmly lit room and will be accompanied by waiters and seated before being blindfolded and plunged into total darkness to enjoy this unique culinary experience.

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.

You may wonder what the benefits are, but the absence of distractions promotes the idea that eating in the dark heightens diners’ senses making for a more pleasurable experience. The focus is instead on taste, smell, mouthfeel and sound, as well as promoting the art of conversation.

Upon arrival, guests will be required to hand over phones, watches and all other potential sources of light before being accompanied into the dining room where they’ll be met by total darkness. With no visual distractions, diners will spend the 90-minute experience indulging their other senses to truly taste, smell, feel and hear their food. Alongside the food, the experience also promotes the art of conversation.

There is an option of two set menus (meat or vegetarian), and although secret, dietary requirements and allergies can be catered for. Diners will also have the option to order all of their favourite drinks to accompany their food.

Each dining experience lasts 90 minutes, giving diners ample time to get comfortable with their new surroundings and enjoy a delicious two-course meal, blindfolded. A live host will be entertaining diners with multiple games and challenges centred around the sensory experience.

Tickets cost $99.00 per person and include a drink on arrival and a decadent two-course meal.

Shrouded in mystery and utter darkness, this unique dining experience is one you’re certain to remember.

Booking for Dining in the Dark is essential. Book your tickets for this unique experience by heading here