The Blind Cafe

Wesley Chapel

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Pitch black dining area heightens the flavor of the pop-up café’s vegetarian meal and provokes conversation unhibited by self-consciousness

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Promotional value expires Oct 9, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online reservation required. Must follow voucher instructions to redeem online. Must provide valid 21+ ID to consume alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $79 for Dining in the Dark Admission for One Person on October 6, 7, and 8 ($125 value)
  • $155 for Dining in the Dark Admission for Two People on October 6, 7, and 8 ($250 value)

Seatings are available October 6–8, at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. The two-hour Dining in the Dark Boulder experience takes place at Wesley Chapel, where guests eat a meal in complete darkness while listening to music by Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra. The meal includes a vegetarian dinner with a glass of wine or other beverage. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will benefit a local blindness organization.

The Blind Cafe

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.

Customer Reviews

15 Ratings

Was a very chill experience. The people that put it on are just some amazing individuals. Truly unforgettable.
Samantha J. · October 11, 2016
The entire staff was so friendly. The entire experience fostered a very open and accepting environment.
Jordan C. · October 10, 2016
Fascinating, inspiring, a little scary, and fun.
Caroline S. · March 7, 2016
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    Wesley Chapel

    1290 Folsom Street

    Boulder, CO 80302

    +17204957797

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