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The Blind Cafe - Boulder

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1290 Folsom Street, Boulder, CO 80302 1290 Folsom Street, Boulder Directions
+17204957797

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Report | 2 years ago
Was a very chill experience. The people that put it on are just some amazing individuals. Truly unforgettable.
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Report | 2 years ago
The entire staff was so friendly. The entire experience fostered a very open and accepting environment.
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Report | 2 years ago
Wasn't much food description. Besides the table bread, the entire meal was vegan/gluten free...which left me a little hungry. The soup and salad were delicious, but couldn't eat enough potatoes and beans to fill up. BUT, I didn't just for the food. The experience overall was AHmazing. Would highly recommend. Bring fun company to enjoy it with..and benefits a great cause.
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Before the dinner begins, each diner moves their drink to their left hand and lines up, placing their free hand on the shoulder of the person in front of them. That person could be a loved one or a stranger, but very shortly, trusting them will become important. A host walks the line to make sure everyone is ready, then pulls aside a heavy, canvas curtain flap, revealing a room of pitch darkness. The group of people file in, led by the waitstaff—blind people lending others their expertise at moving sightlessly—who help the group to their tables.

In the absence of sight, other senses take over at the meal; diners focus on the aroma and flavor of the plates of food that come before them. Local chefs craft purely vegetarian meals, forgoing elements of presentation to instead create interesting textures and tastes. As the evening commences, the meal pairs with an original soundtrack composed expressly for the event before turning into a Q&A with the blind waitstaff. The event doesn't just excite senses, but aims to educate visitors about life as a blind person. Yet for all the good it does, the event doesn't stick around forever: as a pop-up based in San Francisco, the organizers bring this experience to cities around the country for special temporary engagements.

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