Irish Restaurants to 'Go Dark' In Aid Of National Council for the Blind
The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) has partnered with the Restaurants Association of Ireland for a week long 'Dine in the Dark' event on 6 November, which will see diners at 200 restaurants '#GoDark' to raise funds for the non-profit charitable organisation.
Dine in the Dark will have around 8000 diners blindfolded at participating restaurants for the full dining experience with the aim of heightening their senses, altering taste, touch, smell and communication during the meal.
The restaurants will offer guests a two-course set Blind Menu with a €5 surcharge that gets donated to the NCBI. Those 'going dark' include Fallon & Byrne, Fade Street Social, Fenn's Quay Restaurant, as well as the Granville Hotel and Ice House Hotel among others.
NCBI, which has been operating since 1931, is the national sight loss charity and provides support and services to over 18,500 people who are blind or vision impaired.