Blind dates, let’s face it, often end in disaster. Everything that can go wrong, usually does and the standard dinner and drinks can turn out to be the longest three hours of your life. Oh and do not even get us started on how to make a swift and polite exit…Yes, blind dating is not for us, but how about blind-dining? If the thought of consuming a delicious three-course meal with a difference is appealing, ditch that blind date that you have been trying to get out of for weeks and head to the Lancaster London, where from 29th September to 2nd November, the Island Grill will be featuring a blind-dining menu in aid of the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB), which is sure to get your pulses racing.
The event is being held as part of RLSB’s ‘London without Limits’ season, challenging perceptions about visual impairments and highlighting how the loss of one sense, can work to heighten the others, with spectacular results. Furthermore, this is no ordinary blind tasting experience. As well as offering a menu to invigorate your senses, consisting of House-smoked Salmon, Moroccan Spiced Lamb and Honeycomb Panna Cotta, each attendee will be provided with their very own specially designed blindfold. You won’t see these blindfolds in terminal five anytime soon, (no, they are more for a fashion runway than an airplane one), designed by none other than Wayne Hemingway, Giles Deacon and Julian McDonald, adding a touch of glamour and style to the already exciting proceedings.
If you want to experience something new, then try blind-dining and better yet, do it for charity. The Handbook is certain you will be a convert and we promise there will be no elongated meals and awkward goodbyes.
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