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Going for a different dining experience

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#1 by dutch1898 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 22:04

On Sunday April 23rd I am taking my Wife,Daughter,Granddaughter
and my Daughter's partner to a Rest. called Darkplace where you
will dine in total darkness,Staff and servers are all blind. It will
give you a chance to experience what those people are going thru
all their life. Sofar this will be a total surprise for them. When you
come in you get to look at the menu and choose your items.
there are some called the chef's surprise,where you will rely on
your senses of taste,smell and texture to know what you are
eating. They are 3 course dinners. Will update about this experience
after the 23rd. :roll:
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#2 by Arvind9 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 23:39

Sounds good but how do people read the menu in total darkness
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#3 by seaeagle » Sat Apr 01, 2017 23:59

I would put something squishy or slimy on the plate just to give the diner the heebie-jeebies :lol:
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#4 by Nikorj » Sun Apr 02, 2017 01:42

How will you be able to find your glass without knocking it over?

Or eating the table flowers instead of your salad :lol:

This is going to get messy for sure :D
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#5 by Charez » Sun Apr 02, 2017 08:15

I already did it, I found it quite funny. I did similar too, where you are in an artificial jungle and you are supposed to cross the jungle in the complete dark, with briges,ect and you are only guided by a voice. I can tell you it's not easy.
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#6 by dutch1898 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:29

Before you go in you get to read the menu and place your order.
Also there are some chef's surprise items,so you will be totally
depending on your taste buds. :D
My family won't know about it until we get to the place.
So a total surprise for them.
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#7 by Nikorj » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:37

Cool, Wish we had that in Copenhagen.

Craziest thing i did, was eating sushi at -2 celsius :lol:
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#8 by pindokhan123 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:40

thats scary ,i would not even do it if sum1 paid me,,,then again depends on how much :D
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#9 by valerie » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:50

I had to do that when I was going for my bachelors degree in Rehabilitation.
The professor of Rehab at that university is blind.

His classes consisted of a lot of physical activity.

One day we had to use wheelchairs all day on campus. That was a big chore.

There was a day we all had to eat blindfolded. We were all given bibs first. :)

We had some fun activities like those but also many boring ones such as measuring doors, bathrooms, etc.
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#10 by dutch1898 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 13:18

To put yourself in someone else's shoes for about an hour
and experience what they go thru day in day out,I would
consider that a real learning curve. 8-)
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#11 by RoseGold » Sun Apr 02, 2017 13:40

Wow! Dutch I've never heard of anything like this before. :o It will be a learning experience for sure. Curious to here the outcome. Enjoy your meal with your family, and thanks for sharing. I learn something new everyday. ;)
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#12 by valerie » Sun Apr 02, 2017 14:17

dutch1898 wrote: To put yourself in someone else's shoes for about an hour
and experience what they go thru day in day out,I would
consider that a real learning curve. 8-)

It is and everyone should do it.

They also held events that was very fun and funny too. Such as wheel chair races for those that
are not wheelchair confined against those that are wheelchair confined. Lots of laughs and lots
of fun plus a great learning experience.

I will tell you that eating, is probably the easiest thing to do if you are blind. It's not difficult but
if you are not blind and not in a routine, you can certainly make a bit of a mess.

People that are blind, need to have everything in it's place. For example a drinking glass is always
on the preferred position side of the plate. If it's moved, an accident can happen.

We also had a day on campus when we had to be led around by a partner for an hour and then
switch up for the second hour. I did about bust my butt on that one going up concrete steps.
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#13 by Tara_chand » Tue Apr 04, 2017 08:16

Wow what amazing experience it will be. I have never heard or does this type of experience in my life. We are waiting for the experience to be shared on 23rd of April.
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#14 by Sarge25 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 08:37

That sounds cool, I guess I'd find it a little frustrating and feel the need to turn on the light....if only it took just the flick of a switch for those who are blind.

Hope you and your family have a nice time. :)
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#15 by Marcel-R6 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 08:41

Of course the Dutch can top that one :lol:

How about naked dating and dinner in the dark?

In my mind that will raise some obvious questions like: oops , that's the wrong sausage :lol:
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#16 by Sarge25 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 08:47

Marcel-R6 wrote: oops , that's the wrong sausage :lol:

:lol:
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#17 by pindokhan123 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 08:58

yep theres a programme on sky about naked dating,saw it once wasn't that interesting :roll:

well i guess the proof is in the pudding,gotta touch and smell and all the rest before you really get any thrills out of it i suppose :D

oh yeah marcel when you say wrong sausage, i hope its not same sex dating :lol:
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#18 by dutch1898 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:46

At age 81 and about 35lb overweight naked dating does
not really turn me on. :lol:
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#19 by pindokhan123 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:49

your just curvey and cute,,,,,,,,,,,or well endowed should i say dutchy dear :D
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