Dark Dining Turns the Tables on Eating Without Sight

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NEW YORK—The concept of dining in the dark has become a tool for restaurants to give their guests an experience that keeps them coming back for more, but in fact, it started as a way to show sighted people what it’s like to eat while blind. Dark dining was popularized by Reverend Jorge Spielmann in Zurich, Switzerland. The idea for his first restaurant—which opened in September of 1999—began in his home, where he would sometimes “blindfold his dinner guests to immerse them in the world of the blind,” he told The Telegraph in 2000. Read More.