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Dinner in the dark with Butler’s Wharf Blackout

Posted at 4:30 pm, September 4, 2013 in Food & Drink
Blackout Banquet Butler's Wharf

Anyone who’s tried eating in total darkness, for example at Dans Le Noir, will know it’s a messy business. Visual deprivation is supposed to enhance your other, unimpaired senses, but it’s also a great way to leave yourself looking like a knock-off Jackson Pollock painting. It’s an experience to remember though, and here’s your chance to try it.

Throughout the Thames Festival (September 5-15), restaurants along Butler’s Wharf – Le Pont de la Tour, Cantina del Ponte, Blueprint Café and Butler’s Wharf Chophouse  – will be taking part in Butler’s Wharf Blackout; a range of light-shunning culinary events. Evening meals at each will be served by candlelight (8.30pm onwards) to enhance the riverside views. There’s also a nightly ‘Blackout Banquet’ along the riverfront with a rotating selection of dishes from each of the restaurant’s Blackout set menus (£35, book on 0207 940 1833).

And if you’re in the mood for a fright, other events will include Butler’s Wharf Chophouse’s Ghost Bus Tour, where guests take a break between the courses of their Victorian Feast for a spooky bus tour round London before returning to the restaurant for dessert (dinner and tour £55 per person, book on 020 7403 3403).

More information on all the events taking place can be found at chophouse-restaurant.co.uk.

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