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Blindfolded for a tasty dinner in the dark


Lorraine Keane

Lorraine Keane

Kieran Harnett

Lorraine Keane

Foodies who want to push the boundaries, and day into night, are looking forward to the Dine in the Dark dinner to mark World Sight Day on October 9.

The Gibson Hotel in Dublin's docklands, along with the Clarion Hotels in Cork and Limerick, are hosting the fundraising events with Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

I heard all about the fabulous menu (scallops and duck amongst other things) when I caught up with the affable Nicky Logue of the Gibson as the hotel prepares for two major weekends with the All Ireland replay weekends.

This novel experience is also for a good cause and replicates the stark reality of more than 12,000 people in Ireland who are registered blind.

All proceeds are in aid of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Diners wear a blindfold while eating a four-course tasting menu in each of the hotels. Expect to see a few famous faces being blindfolded on the evening in the Gibson, including Lorraine Keane, RTE's Nuala Carey, and Aidan Power, Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin.

The price is €65 per person, including a four-course tasting meal, glass of wine and entertainment (www.guidedogs.ie)

Who knows, you might even meet Roy Keane.

- BP

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