We invite you to embark on a journey of sensory awareness


Arriving in Southern California on the crest of the latest dining trend sweeping through Europe, based on an ingenious European concept that has enjoyed great popularity in cities like Berlin, Paris, and Vienna the first ever “Dining in the Dark” experience in the USA is now available in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Dallas and New York will also be launching in late 2016 to early 2017.

Just imagine, that you cannot see for an hour or two, that you are abandoning vision in exchange for a new, multi-sensual dining experience. Opaque is enhancing our senses of taste, smell, touch, and hearing by abandoning one that we often take for granted – this is “Dining in the Dark”.

Brought to you by Opaque, the dining in the dark experience allows you to willingly plunge into a world of sensitivity you have never experienced before, taking you through a journey of taste, sound and touch, all in the dark.

Upon arrival at Opaque, you will be welcomed into a chic and stylish lounge where you will meet with the hostess. He or she will provide you with a brief explanation of the Dining in the Dark concept before introducing that evening’s choice pre fixe menu. We encourage guests to discuss any dietary restrictions or food allergies with the hostess at this time. We will check your coat or bag as you don't need anything except for your senses.

Once you have placed your order, you will be personally guided into the darkened dining room. We will seat you in a pitch-black dining room where you will be guided and served by blind or visually impaired individuals that have been specially trained to serve meals in the dark, casually and comfortably offering guidance and reassurance for sighted guests. Special security measures are taken to ensure that your experience is both safe and enjoyable.

Whether you have been seen enough and want to hide in the dark, or just want to experience dining on a higher level – Opaque, Dining in the Dark, caters to the senses and a deeper consciousness. This is not just a meal, but a truly unique and sensual experience.

Dining in the Dark is available Thursday-Saturday at V Lounge in Santa Monica and _______ (if you want to list San Francisco).

Don’t be afraid of the dark! Come explore a whole new world of the senses with Opaque - Dining in the Dark - and find out what you’ve been missing - after all, the best things in life are not always what you see!

The Dining in the Dark experience is only recommended for children 12 years of age or older and accompanied by parents.