The latest European trend in restaurants is making its way to America.  It’s called dining in the dark.  These Opaque restaurants have been popping up all over the United States.  They consist of blind waiters serving food to patrons in absolute darkness.  Does it sound a little crazy? Watch this video to see what the craze is all about.

Date Idea #3: Dining In The Dark

The theory is that when you deprive yourself of one sense (in this case sight) that all the other senses become extremely heightened and it can be quite a stimulating experience.  Others have described it as a team-building experience due to the cooperation that is involved when trying to eat a meal in complete darkness with a partner at your side.  Sounds like the perfect Valentines Day date: a sensually stimulating meal that requires working together.  If this is right up your alley, head to Opaque’s website and contact them about upcoming events in Dallas.

Not up for a trip to Dallas?   Head to for complete DIY instructions on how to re-create the perfect dining in the dark experience for you and your valentine.  They give you some very helpful tips like what foods are best to serve and how to get your room absolutely pitch black.