Friday, October 4, 2013

Dark Table - what a interesting experience


Dark Table

2611 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

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Food: 2.5
Service: 4.5
Price: Fair

I always wanted to try Dark Table, so when Groupon came out with a dinner (3 courses) for two deal at only $54, I grabbed it without hesitation.

It looks like we are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with images, so you will just have to take my word for it :P. No seriously, what you see is what I see, which is pretty much nothing. The dining concept at Dark Table is eating in complete darkness where one has to reply on other senses without sight. This could enhance or change your dining experience complete.
Upon arrival, we were given menu to look at outside the restaurant. The hostess then came over to take our order before assigning our waiter for the night. I was told to hold on to the shoulder of our waiter, and he then lead us into a pitch black restaurant through a set of double doors.

I had the 3 course meal, which both appetizer and dessert are surprise items. You can also opt for a surprise for you entree as well.  Since I chose surprise for all the courses, so I won't go into detail what I had, this way it won't ruin your dining experience by having certain expectations. However, I will say the entree was good, but both the dessert and appetizer were rather weak.

If you wish, the courses can be revealed at the time of payment. (I got about 80% correct). I would recommend people to try this once, simply because it was truly an adventure: being lead through a dark space, feeling your food, and savouring each bite. The most fun part was guessing what you are tasting: a true test for your palate.

1. bring sunglasses (however now it should be okay, since it gets dark earlier)
2. wash your hand before you get to the restaurant, cause you may be using your hand alot to experiment
3. lean forward when you eat, so even if you drop anything, it will land on the plate
4. bring a change of cloth, cause you never know what you might drop on them.
5. Tie your hair back if you have long hair.
6. don't talk about personal things/secrets, because conversations seems much louder when you can't see.


Anonymous December 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Good review/suggestions. Thank you.

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