Black Out Dinners
6018 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660
December 1, 2017 – December 10, 2017
Black Out Dinners is an experiential event, a three-course vegetarian dinner in the dark created by a chef and served by Chicago Lighthouse employees. An exploration of the senses, these dinners continue the 6018North mission of connecting people through intimate, transformative encounters.
Black Out Dinners will be held at 7:00 pm for two consecutive weekends December 1-3 to December 8-10 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The suggested donation is $75-$125. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-out-dinners-tickets-28344476091
Chefs serving three-course vegetarian meals:
December 1, 2, 3 – Eric May and the Easy Eats crew
December 8, 9, 10 – Giuseppe Catanzariti with Sonia Yoon from Midnight Kitchen Projects
We will meet in 6018North’s first floor to view the menu and order wine in the light, and then be escorted to the dark ballroom upstairs. After the meal we will have dessert together downstairs and engage in a conversation led by the Chicago Lighthouse servers about the experience.
Check out some of the press about last year’s dinners, and RSVP for your spot now:
Black Out Dinners explore how to accomplish mundane tasks – eat with a fork or hold a glass – relying on just four senses. It also allows diners to consider how much of our reliance on the visual sense affects how we taste. – Megy Karydes, Forbes
In the age of Instagram, photographing and posting vibrant pictures of food online has become a social norm — one that lets you show off beautiful meals as works of art. But a new interactive exhibit at one of Edgewater’s historic and unique mansion-turned-artist-space is aiming to force diners to hone in on the taste and smell of the meal. – Linze Rice, DNAinfo
6018North is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of culture and the arts in Chicago. 6018North projects are partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, the Illinois Arts Council Youth Employment Grant, the AD3 Innovation Bootcamp Grant, the Artistic Vitality Grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at the Driehaus Foundation, and individual donations. For more information please visit us online at 6018NORTH.ORG
Generous support for the Black Out Dinners is provided by EyeWantEyeWear and the Charleston Bar.