Dining in the Dark takes the average dinner date and completely turns it on its head. This unforgettable experience offers intrepid diners the chance to embark on a culinary journey as they sit completely blindfolded while chomping down on a delicious 12-course sushi extravaganza. Some say that taking away the visual element while eating can heighten the senses of smell and taste, so why not put the theory to the test and give your taste buds something to really salivate over on this gastronomic adventure in Fort Lauderdale?
This summer, Sushi By Bou will be hosting this totally unique dining experience. Masterful chefs will be serving up the finest sushi dishes the omakase way, meaning you’ll be left in the chef’s very capable hands as they dish out surprise seasonal specialties that contain the freshest ingredients and most tantalizing flavors. Tickets are available on selected dates over the coming months and are selling fast, so secure your place and don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind gastronomical experience.
What to expect at Dining in the Dark
The art of omakase is pretty simple, but incredibly effective at creating a sense of mystery and excitement. Chefs are given free rein and diners are essentially left completely in the dark. Pair that with the unique Dining in the Dark experience, and the saying has never been more literal. Over the course of the next 90 minutes, you’ll be immersed in a multi-sensory culinary experience as you give into perfectly seared sushi wonders paired with delicious traditional sauces all while completely blindfolded.
As the Roman food expert Apicius once said, we eat first with our eyes, so what happens when our sight is completely taken out of the equation? Your eyes may be covered, but that doesn’t stop the rest of your senses from working overtime. The fragrant scents of Japanese herbs and spices are heightened, and the mouth-watering taste of delicious seafood, tangy sauces and seasoned veg are more flavorsome than ever.
Dining in the Dark is a great way to have some fun with your nearest and dearest and makes for the perfect romantic date with your partner in crime. As both of you sit facing each other with blindfolds on, all that’s left is you, your other half and the tantalizing smells and flavors of a delicious 12-course meal. Get ready to giggle the night away while you navigate your cutlery, attempt to share each other’s food and try not to let things get too messy.
Please note: some allergies can be accommodated for and should be noted using the form in your confirmation email that you will receive on purchasing your tickets.
Where is Dining in the Dark?
Fort Lauderdale’s Dining in the Dark experience will be taking place at Sushi By Bou, one of the hottest restaurants on the bustling Las Olas Boulevard. Located on the third floor of Salt 7, this place offers a unique experience where chefs combine their expertise and creativity to create divine Japanese dishes however which way they want. True to the omakase tradition, diners will only know what the dish is once it arrives to their table (or in Dining in the Dark‘s case, their mouth).
Sushi By Bou only use the finest ingredients prepared by expert chefs, so top-quality grub can be expected here. Fresh fish, superior sauces, locally sourced veg and more top-notch ingredients are whipped up by sushi masters to create surprise delights while diners eagerly await to get their lips on a tasty Japanese treat.
Dining in the Dark Reviews
From New York to Madrid, Dining in the Dark has already taken cities around the world by storm, and the unmissable experience has received countless rave reviews.
“Fabulous form start to finish. We had a fantastic experience at Dining in the Dark. The food was delicious.” – Darren C
“Great food, great service, great experience.” – Chelsea W
“It was an amazing time. I have highly recommended this to several of my friends.” – Michael S
Ready to experience this immersive foodie adventure for yourself? Let the sushi magic happen with the help of Dining in the Dark and prepare to elevate your meal to a whole new level without being able to see a thing.
Taking place at Sushi By Bou, these experiences are held on select days throughout the year with four available dining sessions per evening. You can choose between 5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm and 9:30pm, and the 12-course omakase sushi meal includes a welcome drink and costs $100 per person in total.