Dining in a very dimly lit atmosphere can be a little disconcerting if you cannot see your food very well… even when you know what you have ordered. Now imagine dining in total darkness on a meal that has been selected for you without its contents being revealed to you. If this sounds like a tantalizing or intriguing concept to you, you are in luck.
Perhaps you have heard of the dining in the dark experience at theme restaurants in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Now it is time for you to experience it here in Boston, but the offering is for one night only. Put your senses to the test at Sandrine’s Bistro’s Dining in the Dark dinner event on Friday, January 28 at 6:30pm. The three course meal created by Chef Raymond Ost will include chocolate, a glass of bubble to toast the beginning of the meal and a glass of red with your main entrée. The rest will not be revealed to diners pre-meal and is left for your four remaining senses to experience and detect. Ost promises a meal that will delight them all: rich smelling foods, delightful textures to explore through touch, auditory stimuli from guests and meal together, and, of course, tastes that will cut through the darkness and take you to a happy place.
Chef Ost is one of the most decorated chefs in the region and any meal he selects and prepares is sure to be a delight. Located in the midst of Harvard Square, Sandrine’s French cuisine, with a strong slant on Alsace cooking, has been a staple in the square for over a decade. Their nightly menu ranges from traditional baked Alsatian escargot to cumin and cardamom seasoned rack of lamb. And who could miss a French dessert of crème brulee or profiteroles served with vanilla ice cream, caramelized bananas and caramel sauce?
The Dining in the Dark evening costs $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and must be secure by Wednesday, January 26th. Call 617.497.5300 to make your reservation and specify that you are looking to attend the Dinner in the Dark event.
Sandrine’s Bistro is located at 8 Holyoke St., Harvard Square, Cambridge 617.497.5300