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27/09/2021

Eat your dinner blindfolded! Dine in the Dark is back at three Kildare restaurants

Fundraiser in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland

Eat your dinner blindfolded! Dine in the Dark is back at three Kildare restaurants

Dine in the Dark in aid of a good cause. Picture: File photo via Pixabay

Get your blindfolds on and prepare to eat your dinner in the dark – all in aid of a good cause.

The ‘Dine in the Dark’ fundraiser in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland will take place at three Kildare restaurants during November. The fundraiser, where punters eat their meals without using their vision – all the while guided by staff – is now in its third year.

Blindfolded before their food arrives, guests will dine in the dark, relying on senses of touch, smell, hearing and taste to experience dining in a completely new and evocative way.

According to the organisers, over 2,000 people live with blindness or a serious vision impairment in County Kildare.

Reservations can be made for the following Dine in the Dark experiences: Las Radas Wine and Tapas Bar, Naas, on November 1; Two Cooks Restaurant, Sallins on November 21; or Picaderos, Maynooth, on November 22. All listings are available on www.dineinthedark.ie. Each restaurant adds a €10 surcharge to the price of the meal which is donated to NCBI.

Chris White, CEO NCBI, said: “We warmly invite restaurants and diners throughout Kildare to feast with your imagination, and challenge your thinking around sight loss and the people affected by it. After all, one in six of us will start to literally see things differently during our lifetime.’’

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