We can all agree that Auckland is full of weird and wonderful experiences for foodies. We’ve got inject-your-own doughnuts, meter long pizzas and teapot cocktails. And, if you love those, then you’ll be stoked to know that Dinner In The Dark is coming to one of our fave restaurants, Vivace!
The dining in darkness trend has popped up all over the world from San Fran to Moscow since it’s baby days in Switzerland and is now on our shores for two nights only—the 29th and 30th of August. With two sessions each night, now it’s Auckland’s turn to have some fun in the dark.
We’re not talking about a dimly lit kind of dinner here: Dinner In The Dark is all about dining in complete and utter darkness. That’s right, your meal will be served up and eaten in absolutely pitch-black room. Talk about next level!
The clever team at Vivace have conjured up a mysterious three-course meal full of tastes, smells and textures for you to indulge your remaining senses in. You can eat it with your hands, lick the plate, stuff your face—anything goes here, no one will see!
The serving team will also be in on all the fun. No night-vision goggles for them, they’ll also be experiencing the pitch black with you. But don’t fret over the thought of a crashing, bumping and spilling mess—they’ve been expertly trained by the folks at Blind Sport NZ to carry out this tactile task.
We’re thinking it might be the best place to, quite literally, have a blind date. Whatever the reason, this is an experience to remember and we can guarantee you’ll suffer serious #FOMO if you don’t hop to it.
What: Dinner in The Dark
When: Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th August
Where: Vivace, High Street
How: Get tickets here
Find out more about Vivace, including opening hours, here.
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