Dine in the Dark: A Taste Experience

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How good is your sense of taste and smell? Find out what it’s like to sit down to a meal without being able to see your food at Dine in the Dark, a unique experience on Friday 6 February 2015 hosted by The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) in Hereford at Gardner Hall, one of the  premier sites for private dining in Hereford.

With drinks at 7pm and dinner at 7:30pm, all served by visually impaired students at the College, the three course meal will include a hot main course – but that is about all guests will know until they smell and taste the food for themselves!

“People will have a small glimpse of what it is like to live in the non-sighted world,” explains RNC student Kyla, who is really looking forward to getting involved. “Eating a meal can be very difficult for people with sight loss and maybe, having experienced what it’s like to dine in the dark, they might not take their sight for granted in the future. Serving food and guiding people on the night is also a good opportunity for students to get some valuable work experience.”

“We can cater for special dietary needs if people let us know in advance,” says Director of Learning and Curriculum Nicola Smith, who is organising the event. “Seating will be in tables of 10, so it will be an ideal event for groups of friends or colleagues. All guests need to do is relax, trust and enjoy some wonderful food.”

Tickets are £30 per person and are available from Nicola Smith on 01432 376 340 or via info@rnc.ac.uk The evening will also include a charity auction and every penny made will go to the College.

Article written by Anika Backhouse, PR, Publications & Outreach Officer at RNC

 
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