Monday, June 7, 2010

Not-quite-blind tasting

"Dining In The Dark" at Andrew Blair's will put diners in a pitch-black dining room June 17 to experience three courses and the virtues and challenges of this kind of focus. Done in other cities, this is a first for Charlotte, says organizer Richard Gruica, whose Good Eats & Meets in Charlotte is a meetup group that coordinates group visits to restaurants, progressive dinners and the like.

The venture is a partnership with The Foundation Fighting Blindness and the restaurant, and part of the goal is to raise funds for the blind.

Diners will mingle over cocktails before entering the dining room, and they'll be seated and settled before the lights go out. Cost is $50 for the meal with one cocktail or glass of wine, and a surprise "food opportunity" will be auctioned off for the Foundation. 1600 Montford Drive. Info: