Please note that Monday, September 17, is the last day to book reservations!
Explore the limits of your senses at Dining in the Dark, a culinary experience to benefit accessibility at the RIHS’s Museum of Work & Culture and John Brown House Museum.
On Friday, Sept. 21, the RIHS will host an evening at Savini’s Pomodoro Restaurant (476 Rathbun, Woonsocket) featuring a 6pm cocktail hour, a three-course meal beginning at 7pm, a silent auction, and musical entertainment.
Chef Luis Alicea will design a menu focused on textures, scents, and fresh flavors for guests to enjoy “in the dark,” relying on touch, scent, taste, and sound to determine the contents of the meal they are savoring.
“Breaking out of one’s comfort zone is not only what keeps a chef passionate about their craft, but also keeps diners returning to their establishment,” Alicea said. “For this event, we will be sourcing local seasonal ingredients, which in turn heighten the aromatic ambiance as well as using an array of textures to elevate this dining adventure in a way most people have never experienced.”
Originating in Paris, Dining in the Dark is a culinary experience that has swept across the world as curious diners and adventurous chefs sought opportunities to heighten the interplay of the senses through food. After sitting for dinner, guests are asked to don blindfolds before the first course is served to start a unique and entertaining dining experience.
This event, along with a challenge grant from Ocean State Charities Trust, will provide funding for the Museum of Work & Culture and John Brown House Museum to make exhibit content accessible for those who are blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard of hearing.
Dietary restrictions will be accommodated upon request. Notice of these restrictions must be given at time of ticket purchase. Tickets are $60 and available here!