Challenge your palate blindfolded

One of the highlights of the Savour Kilkenny food festival over the past number of years is back – ‘Sensory Dining’ at the Club House Hotel.

One of the highlights of the Savour Kilkenny food festival over the past number of years is back – ‘Sensory Dining’ at the Club House Hotel.

Throughout the evening, guests will be blindfolded and will have no prior knowledge of the beverages or dishes on the menu. This is a dining experience of a lifetime, designed to heighten the diner’s awareness of the meal’s flavours, texture and smells by removing sight – the sense we rely on most.

This year will see a hugely entertaining evening, with diners’ remaining sense of hearing also being challenged by special guests.

A journey of the senses will begin with a drinks reception outside of the dining room where the host will talk through the evening’s events. After this, the guests will be brought to their tables where a blindfold will await. And from this moment onwards, the blindfolds will be worn for the entire meal.

“This is a truly unique dining experience like no other,” said Ian Brennan, general manager of the Club House Hotel.

“When you eat without the use of your sight, you rely on your other senses to smell and taste of the food. Even the simplest of dishes can take on a new culinary flair, and you will be amazed the things you may not be able to recognise.

“The night is great fun, and people need not be apprehensive of how and what they are going to eat. The dishes are all designed to be easy to eat, and there is nothing too unusual on the menu.”

Each course will be accompanied by a selection of wine and drinks that have been selected by Henry Anderson of Bacchus Vinos to match the sensory dining menu.

The Sensory Dining event takes place in the unique setting of the Georgian Dining Room of the Club House Hotel, Patrick Street on Sunday, October 28 at 7.30pm. This is the perfect night out for a romantic dinner, a feast of fun with family and friends, or a great gift for a foodie. Book at 056-7722907.