Sunday, December 03, 2006

This Tastes Like A Napkin

Liz invites you to chew on this:

Have you heard of Opaque, a restaurant in LA where the dining experience is in TOTAL darkness? Total as in BLACK? Can't see your hand in front of your face? Meals are $99 per person before tips, taxes, and cocktails. The servers are blind or visually impaired but this IS NOT an experiment in equal opportunity employment; it is a total for-profit business. The servers are blind because they are used to navigating without sight. The patrons are obviously also impaired, though mentally, with too much disposable income.

The rest of this post is extremely entertaining and will cost you $99 to read. Oh, and if you can't see it, that's the beguiling angle I'm taking now. After all, I see a trend developing... even if you can't see it.


Killer said...

I just saw this on T.V.

I can actually see write through you.

Liz said...

What are we BOTH doing watching the CBS Sunday Morning show? Isn't that geared toward the +60 demographic? Where else am I going to find all of the hip topics I so frequently blog about?!

Mel Francis said...

Sorry. I'll have to pass.

Frankly, for a $99 plate of food, not only do I expect to be able to see my food, I'm thinking it ought to peform some kind of sexual favor. Especially if I still have to tip.

But that's just me.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to go to a an opera...or rock concert where its a totally hearing impaired event...can you hear me???

Red said...

See, I love interesting restaurant experiences, but I can't get past things like, what do you do if you have to use the ladies? Summon a waiter to be your guide and hold his hand until you get there safely?

othur-me said...

Red, why not hold his hand while you go? It's not like he can see what's going on?

Anonymous said...

Eh. Why not? I think everything else has been thought of.

Of course, I have trouble walking in a brightly-lit room, so no go for me.