June 15, 2016

Dining in the Dark Orlando Returns!

Author: Melissa Kear

Dining in the Dark squareFor the third year in a row, Second Harvest Food Bank is partnering with Lighthouse Central Florida to bring you Orlando’s most unique dining experience: Dining in the Dark Orlando. We’re excited to announce the Orlando Police Department SWAT Team will also be returning as our Guest Servers, helping guests safely get to their tables in the dark, and serve them their courses and drinks throughout the evening.

Award-winning Chef Jill Holland will be back to flex her creative muscles, allowing guests to enter a world of smell, taste, sound, & texture in total darkness. Some of the funniest parts of the evening are discussing with your table what you think you are eating, “Is it beef?” “No, definitely something else.” “I think it’s peach something!” “Are you sure, I thought I was getting mango?” And let’s not forget the fun of pouring yourself a glass of wine in total darkness.

Dining in the Dark OrlandoDining in the Dark OrlandoBut this event is about more than the fun of eating in the dark, because for some in our community, it isn’t only a one night event, it is everyday of their lives. “Just as there’s blindness and visual impairment, there is also a blindness at times in the community of hunger in our community, and food insecurity.” – Dave Krepcho, President/CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Join us Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6 – 9:30 pm, to help bring light to the isolation that hunger and vision loss can cause. Tickets are available at www.dininginthedarkorlando.com, with proceeds benefiting Second Harvest and Lighthouse Central Florida.

When? Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm.
Where? Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida | 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32805.
How much? Tickets cost $125 and are available for purchase at www.dininginthedarkorlando.com.

IMG_3884 IMG_3907 IMG_3789Curious to learn more? Check out some of these great videos about the event, including some great interviews with members of the Orlando SWAT team.



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