Black Out Dinners is an experiential event, a three-course vegetarian dinner in the dark created by a chef and served by Chicago Lighthouse employees. These dinners continue the 6018North mission of connecting people through intimate, transformative encounters.
Black Out Dinners will be held at 7:00 pm for two consecutive weekends December 1-3 to December 8-10 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The suggested donation is $75-$125. Click here: For more information and to purchase tickets at Eventbrite.
Chefs serving three-course vegetarian meals:
December 1, 2, 3 – Eric May and the Easy Eats crew
Soup: Mulligatawny (curried lentil soup) with roasted apple raita
Salad and entree: Sesame nopal cactus salad and Oaxacan tamales with shitake mushrooms and molé negro
Dessert: Sweet potato cake with coconut cream cheese frosting
December 8, 9, 10 – Chef Giuseppe and Sonia Yoon from Midnight Kitchen Projects
Soup: Creamy soup with asian spices and preserves
Entree: Textured mushroom risotto
Dessert: Glazed cake in two flavors
We will meet in 6018North’s first floor to view the menu and order wine in the light, and then be escorted to the dark ballroom upstairs. After the meal we will have dessert together downstairs and engage in a conversation led by the Chicago Lighthouse servers about the experience.
Black Out Dinners included in Crain’s Top Ten To Do for the weekend.
Check out some of the press about last year's dinners, and RSVP for your spot now:
Black Out Dinners explore how to accomplish mundane tasks – eat with a fork or hold a glass – relying on just four senses. It also allows diners to consider how much of our reliance on the visual sense affects how we taste. – Megy Karydes, Forbes
In the age of Instagram, photographing and posting vibrant pictures of food online has become a social norm — one that lets you show off beautiful meals as works of art. But a new interactive exhibit at one of Edgewater's historic and unique mansion-turned-artist-space is aiming to force diners to hone in on the taste and smell of the meal. – Linze Rice, DNAinfo