Venue: The Cavalier, 360 Jessie Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94103
About the event
You may wonder what the benefits are, but the absence of distractions promotes the idea that eating in the dark heightens one’s senses, making for a more enjoyable experience. The focus is instead on taste, smell, texture and sound, as well as promoting the art of conversation.
Guests will enter a warmly lit room, and will be guided by staff to their tables where they will be given blindfolds, and then plunged into the darkness to enjoy this unique culinary experience.
Please note that strict Covid safety precautions are in place. Venues will be sanitizing in between sessions, and you will be required to wear a mask at all times unless you are seated for your meal. You will need to sanitize hands before entering the venue and may be asked to provide your contact information for the purposes of contact tracing. Venue capacities are limited based on the city’s current restrictions.
Anyone who is not adhering to these rules will immediately be asked to leave and will not be issued a refund.
Guests will enjoy a secret, multi-course meal, designed specifically by the chefs for this experience. Although the menu is a secret, you will have to option to choose from a meat or vegetarian entree. Prior to your event date, you will receive an email with more details about the event, including a form to fill out regarding any dietary restrictions or allergies. Your ticket also comes with a complimentary welcome beverage, and guests have to option to purchase more drinks during meal service.
Each dining experience lasts 90 minutes, giving guests ample time to get comfortable with their new surroundings and enjoy a delicious multi-course meal with a drink, blindfolded. The 'Pitch Black' event will run on select dates only and pre-booking is essential.
** Upon purchasing you will be sent a form in the coming weeks to fill in your details including dietary requirements. This form will be visible to all customers your session - if you are uncomfortable sharing your details please only fill in first name and surname initial. If you don't wish to be visible on the seating plan then please contact us directly.
** Tickets are sold on a non-refundable and non-transferrable basis.
DO I NEED TO MAKE A BOOKING OR CAN I JUST WALK-IN?
Yes, tickets are required to attend this event.
ARE MINORS ALLOWED?
No, this is a strictly 21+ event.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
We recommend smart casual.
I AM PREGNANT, CAN I DINE HERE SAFELY?
Definitely! Our restaurant is the same as any other restaurant, just dark.
HOW DO WE EAT IN THE DARK? HOW DO WE KNOW WHETHER WE HAVE FINISHED?
Be creative! Find a method you’re most comfortable with. We won’t tell.
DO I HAVE TO CHOOSE THE MENU?
No, there is a set mystery menu only. Table plans will be emailed prior to the event, at which point you will also be able to note if you have allergies or dietary restrictions.
DO YOU SERVE VEGETARIAN FOOD?
Yes, we do. Simply let us know whether you are a vegetarian/vegan, and we will modify the menu accordingly.
HOW LONG WILL I BE IN THE DARK?
Our standard dining duration is approximately 90 minutes.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M UNCOMFORTABLE AND WANT TO LEAVE?
If the atmosphere does become uneasy for you, you can ask a staff member to take you outside the dining room to calm yourself or you can continue your meal in a lit area of the venue.
WHAT IF I NEED TO USE THE BATHROOM DURING DINNER?
We recommend using the washroom prior to the event starting. Should you need to use the facilities during your meal, you are will be able to remove your blindfold, put on your mask and do so. Washrooms are lit and you will then be able to return to your table.
WHAT ABOUT DRINK SERVICE?
Tickets include one complimentary welcome drink, and guests are able to purchase additional drinks from their server during meal service.