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Dining in the Dark

Eating out in Siedlce

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Eating without seeing in Siedlce

Culinary Attic Studio in Siedlce offered the blind dining opportunity to Martha, who is my colleague working for Pontes Foundation and teaching Polish to Ukrainian war refugees. She had experienced a blind dinner at a cafe in Warsaw. Martha invited her brother with his wife as well as us, my wife and me. At first I though it was a stupid idea and did not understand why I would want to eat blindfolded. However, we agreed and accepted the invitation.

Culinary Attic Studio, Siedlce

Culinary Attic Studio, Siedlce

Culinary Attic Studio, Siedlce

Culinary Attic Studio, Siedlce

Culinary Attic Studio, Siedlce

Culinary Attic Studio, Siedlce

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The event was designed for retired people and was called “Sensority for Seniors”. There were about thirty customers, who were offered black eye masks and then led into three separate halls inside the studio. The entrance was free, and the event took place in the premises of the Culinary Attic Studio.
Thus, the six of us had a great gastronomic experience during our blindfolded dinner enjoying the dishes of local cuisine. It was a really great way to test your senses and palate. It was alarmingly pitch dark in the room, but we followed all the instructions of the affable staff without trying to remove the black eye mask. We were initially nervous, but we were put at ease by the host, staff and the atmosphere and soon had ourselves exploring, describing and sharing our culinary delights.

Culinary Attic Studio, Siedlce

Culinary Attic Studio, Siedlce

The dinner challenged our senses enabling us to share the fun and the enjoyable moments with others. It consisted of five dishes: the appetizer, the main dish, the soup, the main dishes and the dessert. We let ourselves be surprised by the talent of the professional chef.

The chef of the Culinary Attic explains the dishes, Siedlce

The chef of the Culinary Attic explains the dishes, Siedlce


The staff of the Culinary Attic explains the dishes, Siedlce

The staff of the Culinary Attic explains the dishes, Siedlce


The staff of the Culinary Attic explains the dishes, Siedlce

The staff of the Culinary Attic explains the dishes, Siedlce

We were asked to discover the aromas, flavors and textures of each dish and then to share our observations and feelings. After the dinner was over, the lights were gradually switched on, and the chef came out to tell us what we ate. The staff explained to us that Culinary Attic Studio served mostly as a children’s workshop, where they held special events for kids.

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After our Dinner in the Dark, Siedlce

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We enjoyed the outstanding service, the delicious food and the cosy atmosphere of the studio. After dinner, the staff also gave each customer a gift: a reusable steel straw and an apple inside a reusable cotton shopping bag.

I would highly recommend this experience. As I found out later, the concept of dining in complete darkness originated in Zurich, when Blinde Kuh Restaurant (literally, Blind Cow) was opened in 1999. The initiative was aimed at educating the sighted people about the sensitivities and the abilities of the visually impaired. The concept of eating without seeing gradually evolved into a global culinary trend. Today there are numerous themed restaurants and specialized events throughout Europe offering this unique experience called Dining in the Dark.

Dining in the dark is a gastronomical experience that invites you to explore the full potential of your taste buds in a unique and entertaining atmosphere. While blindfolded, you will enjoy a number of surprise dishes without using your sight, thereby enhancing your other senses.

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A pint of draft beer at Warszafka Restaurant, Siedlce.

After Dining in the Dark, Martha invited us for a pit in the neighboring restaurant. We had often passed that restaurant, but had never been inside. It turned out to be a nostalgy place with confrtable furnitire and a variety of dishes.

KFC exhibition at the KFC Restaurant at Galeria Shopping Mall, Siedlce

KFC exhibition at the KFC Restaurant at Galeria Shopping Mall, Siedlce


I would call this exhibition a small KFC museum.
Cukiernja z Klonowej coffee house, Galeria Siedlce

Cukiernja z Klonowej coffee house, Galeria Siedlce


Our friends and us frequented this coffee house located in Galeria Siedlce Shopping Mall.
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Omega Bar, Siedlce
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Brama Cafe, Siedlce
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Kuchnia Ogienskiej Restaurant is in the basement of the former palace.
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Posted by Vic_IV 15:31 Archived in Poland Tagged masovia mazovia siedlce oginski

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What a strange idea!!!Still I guess it is an experience.

by irenevt

You are right, Irene! It was a great experience, something we had never planned doing.

by Vic_IV

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