Restuarant name: The Dark Table
Location: West 4th, Vancouver. BC
About: Guided in the dark to your table. The starter and dessert are both surprises. Main course is chosen or can also be a suprise. (I chose suprise). No cell phones. No light. Just complete darkness. Accompanied through the dinner by a visually empaired server.
My thoughts: I went with some close friends (we are the typical Boston Pizza kind of people, i know….lame) and we did not have any idea of what it would be like. Once placed in darkness, its almost awkward. You dont know if you should talk… I kept looking around. Waiting for someone to turn on a light. Which didnt happen. The drinks came shortly after along with a unknown starter. When you dont know what is placed in front of you, its almost scary. I personally couldnt even get the food on the fork. But after you settle in, its a truly amazing experience. Thr main course came and after was dessert.the food was spectacular. I wish I knew what it looked like. It was a night for the books. We all enjoyed ourselves. Had a few laughs. Learned that checking our phone every 30 seconds is 30 seconds less I have on this earth, losing those moments with my people.
Today I learned how blessed I am to have my vision. To see every little thing around me. Being there made me realize how lucky I am, how I almost take for granted what I see around me. Some people arn’t as lucky. I could not imagine what individuals go through each day without sight. The food was filled with flavour, which I was told your other senses are heightened once you lose one. I could taste everything very vividly but couldnt figure out what it was. If you every get the chance, just go. Seriously, I have zero regrets. Once I left the restaurant, I looked around outside. Saw every little thing. The street lights. The people. The cars driving impatiently. The half butt cigarette crushed on the ground. When i say every little thing, I mean it. Sight is a blessing I hope no one ever loses. We live in a beautiful world. I dont ever want to miss a thing that passes me.
Look at your loved ones and remember that face. Goodnight world.