Explore a New Sensory World at the Dylan Hotel's Dine in the Dark


Tue 1st Oct 2013
Dylan Hotel and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind have teamed up to transform how people think about vision loss through a unique dining experience. To coincide with World Sight Day on Thursday, 10th October, 2013 the Dylan Hotel is inviting diners to ‘Dine In The Dark’ in aid of national blindness charity, Irish Guide Dogs. 
Diners are invited to take part in a dining experience with a difference; wearing a blindfold in a darkened room while they are served a five-course tasting menu prepared by Dylan executive head chef, Glenn Murphy. This is an opportunity to experience not just a delicious meal, but something truly sensual and unique; by removing the sense of sight, the senses of taste, touch, smell and hearing can be heightened. 100% of the food proceeds will go directly to the charity.
“We are inviting people to try a new sensory experience in aid of Irish Guide Dogs,” said Sinead O’Keeffe, commercial manager with Irish Guide Dogs. “This event is an opportunity for individuals and companies to gain some awareness into what the world is like for blind and visually impaired people. By taking part, you are not only enjoying a unique sensory experience from one of Dublin’s finest restaurants, you are also making a positive difference in terms of awareness and transforming how people think about vision impairments.”
Each year Irish Guide Dogs changes the lives hundreds of people who are blind and vision impaired, helping them to become more independent and mobile. The charity is 80% funded through voluntary donations and fundraising events such as Dine in the Dark. While it costs €38,000 to train a guide dog or an assistance dog, the charity offers its services free of charge to the public. 
To make a dinner reservation for Thursday, 10th October or Friday, 11th October, please call 01 660 3000 or email reservations@dylan.ie. Dinner is €80 per person. Group bookings are also available for lunch and dinner. 


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