Step into the realm of sensory exploration as you surrender your sight at the upcoming Dining in the Dark event in Ballarat. This avant-garde culinary endeavor allows you to investigate whether our experiences of food changes when we can’t see it. Test whether your other senses are heightened as you savor a tantalizing three-course meal without knowing what graces your plate.
Indulge in an extraordinary 90-minute meal at the renowned Peasant eatery located in Central Ballarat, beginning at 7 pm. A trip to Peasant promises a one-of-a-kind dining adventure, where the emphasis lies on the robust flavors of European, peasant-inspired cuisine – wholesome dishes that pay homage to the Earth and cooking methods perfected over millennia. With limited availability, Peasant opens its doors exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays, catering to a privileged clientele.
What can you expect at Dining in the Dark?
At Dining in the Dark, guests can enjoy a delicious three-course meal, choosing between vegetarian and meat options. Any allergies and intolerances can be catered to too! What we do know is that these menus have been specially created by the incredible chefs at Peasant to play with texture and taste but as for the dishes themselves.
You’ll be blindfolded the entire time so you can really get the most out of the experience and not peek at the food. The only clue as to what you’re eating will be the tempting aroma as it wafts towards your face, the texture as you chew and the flavours that burst forth with every mouthful. There will be help on hand at all times to guide you to your table and provide any assistance needed during your meal.
Don’t worry about making a mess, it’s all part of the fun! Some ambitious couples like to try and feed each other, which is equal parts romantic and hilarious. It’s the perfect opportunity to do something different with family and friends and to perhaps see a different side of people. Is there a dress code? You do you!
Where is Dining in the Dark?
Peasant, on Lydiard Street North in Ballarat Central, is a truly unique spot. Ordinarily, you can only enjoy a meal here on a Friday or Saturday and the menu is created on the day from scratch from super fresh, seasonal ingredients. The peasant-style simplicity of these dishes lends itself perfectly to dining in the dark. There’s nothing processed or gimmicky about Peasant. It’s just good, honest ingredients combined to make super satisfying dishes.
“This was the BEST experience for me and my husband! We really enjoyed the food and the adventure.”
“I would do this over and over again! I’m a foodie and I loved each and every moment of this. Incredible cuisine and drinks!”
“It was fun trying to guess what we were eating and trying to get it on our forks without it falling off.”
Enjoy an unforgettable experience at Dining in the Dark in Ballarat. There you can make memories that will last a lifetime and really put your sense to the test for $110.00 per person. This enigmatic three-course experience is returning to Peasant this season so make sure not to miss it!