VIDEO: Longford restaurants urged to register for NCBI national Dine in the Dark Week

Alan Walsh

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Alan Walsh

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is urging Longford restaurants to register for its National Dine in the Dark Week.

Dine in the Dark Week is a week-long culinary experience which takes place from November 6 to 13.

It is a truly unique dining experience, with guests blind-folded throughout the meal. Without their sight to guide them, they experience taste, texture and flavour in a completely new and innovative way. Dine in the Dark is supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland and the campaign will see 200 restaurants and 8,000 people #godark for sight loss this November.

Through this campaign NCBI aims to raise vital funds for life-enhancing services for people with sight loss. Group CEO Chris White said: “There are 502 people with sight loss in Longford. We work with children and adults with sight loss, offering support and services that give people back their independence. Dine in the Dark is our way of bringing people together to raise awareness, vital funds and of course to have fun.”

Dining under blindfold intensifies the whole experience, from the sounds in the restaurant, to the taste, smell and texture of the food and even how you interact with your dining companions. People will now have a chance to have this unique experience in their favourite restaurant and it’s an opportunity for restaurants to have a full house in what is the quietest trading week of the year.

Restaurants can register now at www.dineinthedark.ie.

Dine in the Dark Ireland is kindly sponsored by Novartis Ireland, New Ireland Assurance, Classic Drink and supported by the Restaurants Association of Ireland.