Diners to dine in the dark to boost charity

Without their sight to guide them, guests experience complex tastes, flavours and textures in a completely new and innovative way

A very unique gourmet experience is being planned for Saturday, November 12 when the team at Danú Restaurant in The Brehon, Killarney will invite diners to enjoy their meal blindfolded.

The challenge to Dine in the Dark is part of a national campaign promoted by the National Council for the Blind. Over 200 restaurants across the country are set to take part in this campaign by hosting a similar event between November 6 and 13 and €10 from every meal will be donated to NCBI.

“The entire team here in Danú Restaurant are really looking forward to taking part in this fantastic initiative. Our customers can expect a wonderful dining experience when the taste, textures and flavours of our food will tantalise the tastebuds,” said Sinead McCarthy, General Manager at The Brehon.

Brehon General Manager Sinead McCarthy

Without their sight to guide them, guests experience complex tastes, flavours and textures in a completely new and innovative way. Senses are heightened, altering taste, touch, smell and communication during the meal.

Sight loss affects one in six people in Ireland and this event will bring people together to raise awareness, vital funds and of course to have fun.

NCBI’s services include emotional support and counselling, low vision solutions like magnifiers, assistive technology advice and training, rehabilitation training and a large print, audio and Braille library. The organisation also has an online shop with lots of practical solutions.

The three-course Dine in the Dark evening at The Brehon will cost €45 per person with €10 going to the National Council for the Blind. To reserve a place call the Brehon on 064-6630700 and for further information on this campaign visit www.dineinthedark.ie.

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