Why bother eating in the light when you can blindfold yourself and pay more attention to the olfactory and taste sensations of your meal. The Dark Dining Project is based on the concept that wearing a blindfold will help you to open your mind to the intensity of your food.
The Dark Dining project site describes that, "Each event is unique and features a different menu and artists/performers. Notice the unexpected. Let your other senses take over. Perhaps there is something unexpectedly hard, warm or smooth in the breadbasket, or you are swept up in the percussion of a rainstorm."