Today’s Groupon Calgary Daily Deal of the Day: Dark Table: $61.50 for Dining-in-the-Dark Three-Course Dinner for Two or $123 for Four People (Up to 26% Off)
Buy now from only $61.50
Discount 26% Off
Visually impaired servers lead patrons into a completely dark dining room, where they eat gourmet meals with options for surprise dishes
What You’ll Get
Newly reopened as of 6/16/20, Dark Table gives guests a unique chance to experience fine dining in the dark. The experience is meant to enhance your less dominant senses like smell and taste, while at the same time offering awareness on what it’s like to live without sight.
What to expect:
A greeter welcomes patrons and invites them to peruse the menu in a lit area. Diners then meet their guide server, a blind person who takes them to the table. Meals and conversations unfold completely in the dark. Cell phones, tablets, and other light-producing electronics aren’t allowed, so diners in need of assistance must ask their guide for help.
- $61.50 for a three-course dinner for two people – Valid Sunday through Friday
- $123 for three-course dinner for four people – Valid Sunday through Friday
Meals typically last around 90 minutes. Some dietary restrictions may be accommodated upon request.
- See the menu and prices
This deal is a very hot seller. Groupon has already sold over 1,000+ vouchers at the time of this post.
This is a limited time offer while quantities last so don’t miss out!
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Not valid on Valentine’s Day. Not valid on Saturdays. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Must use promotional value in 1 visit(s). Subject to availability. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
731 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2P 0T9
Dark Table’s chefs create some delectable cuisine, but it’s unlikely they will hear anyone say it looks good. That’s because not a single beam of light penetrates the restaurant’s dining room. Not from interior lights, not from the streets, and not from electronic devices. In this darkness, a new experience awaits. One that relies on the staff of blind or visually impaired servers. They lead customers to tables, help them to washrooms, and retrieve gourmet cuisine from the kitchen (which is lit, though diners never see this). Upon returning, the guide servers announce the arrival of preselected entrees such as veal schnitzel, peppered garlic prawns, or—for indecisive diners—surprise dishes left to the chef’s discretion.
Dark Table’s owner, restaurateur Moe Alameddine, drew inspiration for this culinary adventure from a Swiss gentleman named Jorge Spielmann. Blind, Mr. Spielmann wanted others to experience his world—if only for a brief moment. So, he blindfolded some friends and served them a meal. The results were captivating. Deprived of sight, his guests claimed that their remaining senses were heightened. Flavours seemed more complex, and conversations became more intimate and less focused on the colors of everyone’s socks. But most importantly, social roles had been reversed. The diners had to put their complete trust in their host.
And aside from gourmet food, this role reversal is what Dark Table is all about. The non-sighted servers are empowered, and for 90 minutes, each diner lives life as a blind person. For Alameddine, this experience is a chance to raise awareness about the blind and abate the high unemployment rates within this community. To the latter point, he hires servers in a partnership with CNIB, an organization that helps blind or partially sighted Canadians achieve independence.
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