Is the way that a dish looks really all that important or is it more about where you eat, what you eat, and who you eat with? Moreover, is it possible that eating without your sense of sight might help you savor the flavors of the meal and the conversation around you more than you otherwise would? You’ll have the chance to discover for yourself at a new Dining in the Dark experience coming to Cleveland.
The outstanding Acqua di Luca will host two 90-minute sittings with a limited number of reservations available. This spot has raked in glowing reviews since it opened, headed by husband and wife team Luca and Lola Sema. It’s known for its mouthwatering seafood, juicy steak, and fresh pasta, the aromas of which invite you in for the most sensational meal in the warehouse district.
What to expect at ‘Dining in the Dark’.
Sumptuous dishes carefully created to tantalize your tastebuds will arrive at your table, prepared by incredibly talented chefs at Acqua di Luca in Cleveland. This place is one of the best seafood restaurants in the city but at Dining in the Dark, you get to choose from three options: meat, seafood, and vegetarian. The exact dishes are under wraps so don’t even try to squeeze it out of us but allergies can of course be accommodated so everyone can enjoy a three-course meal.
As you enter the restaurant, waiters will place blindfolds over your eyes and lead you carefully to your table where you’ll eat in complete obscurity. Wondering what to wear? One of the most fantastic aspects of the whole experience is that nobody can see you. There’s no need to be self-conscious and you can eat the food however you want. Feeling brave? Try a knife and fork or just go for it with your hands to feel the textures and layout of the plate.
Don’t be tempted to peek! The whole point is to really immerse yourself in the experience and keep your blindfolds on the entire time. Don’t worry, the waiters can see what you’re doing and will be there to guide you so you can relax and really enjoy yourself. Just get stuck in. Try to guess what’s in the dishes – where have you tasted that flavor before?
The mystery of the experience makes for the funnest date night. Memories are often, after all, linked to food and you can even try to feed each other, which, let’s face it, promises to make you both laugh. All around you will be people doing exactly the same thing. You can’t see them, you’ll only be able to hear them, unable to find their knife and fork, reaching for their wine glasses and having an absolute whale of a time.
Where is ‘Dining in the Dark’?
Get ready for one of the best meals you’ll ever eat at this special spot on West St. Clair Avenue. Acqua di Luca is the third restaurant opened by husband and wife team Luca and Lola Sema and is widely regarded as one of the best seafood restaurants in the city. Luca was inspired by the fresh food he grew up with by the Adriatic Sea and so everything is cooked to perfection using the most delicious ingredients.
‘Dining In The Dark’ has received some rave reviews.
💬 Aishlea S. – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fantastic and well thought experience. Really had to rely on other senses to get your way through the table and manage to carefully grab your wine without spilling. Food menu was well thought out… Waitress Georgia was fantastic. Had a great time and would recommend to all”
💬 Devon P. – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Fabulous from start to finish. Waiters were great and welcoming and then food was amazing! Definitely would recommend and can’t wait to come back!”
💬 Lori M.–⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: “Food was great! Definitely a great experience.”
Prepare to be wowed by the flavors and textures of these irresistible meals whilst soaking in the unique atmosphere of Dining in the Dark. Diners pay $90.00 for a 90-minute experience that you certainly won’t forget in a hurry, with two sittings: one at 6 pm and the other at 8.30 pm. You certainly can’t afford to miss this sensational experience coming to Cleveland so check out the dates available below.