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Dine In The Dark

Dine In The Dark


Dine In The Dark

An immersive sensory dining experience. By the end of the evening you will see things differently.

Working with the RNIB the National Space Centre is hosting a journey through the senses, except one!

Enjoy a five-course tasting menu, a guided walk of the National Space Centre and an audio described Tour of the Night Sky in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, all without the use of sight. Their visually impaired partners often have no understanding of what they are served in a restaurant, imagine approaching a buffet table and not being able to use sight to decide on what you will eat. The evening will engage, stimulate, entertain, nourish and put you in another person's shoes, if only for one night.

100% of all profits from this event will go to charity.

• What to Expect •

• Lights will be dimmed, and diners can choose to experience their meal either blindfolded or through simulation spectacles (simulate one visual impairment)
• Visually impaired RNIB members will host each table, spark conversation and answer any questions that diners may have.
• A locally sourced and seasonally themed menu will be served in the heart of our galleries.
• You will experience an audio described Tour of the Night Sky in the UK's largest planetarium.
• There will be free time during dinner to explore the ground floor exhibition.

 • Schedule •

19:00 – Arrival drinks under the rockets
19:30 – Call through for dinner
22:00 – Guided walk into the planetarium
22:30 – Audio described Tour of the Night Sky in the Planetarium
23:00 – Event ends

 • Menu •

Inspired by the foods of the Apollo 13 mission, they have created a 5-course tasting menu that will challenge your senses.

Please note that the in-house Chef and his team can cater to dietary requirements, just let them know at the time of booking.

Steamed Brioche Hot Dog Bites, with American Mustard
Middle Eastern Spiced Falafel Bites, with Harissa Salsa (V)

Roast Grape, Goats Cheese and Bacon Tartlets, served with Dressed Seasonal Leaves
Roast Grape and Tyne Chease Tartlets, served with Dressed Seasonal Leaves (Ve)

Roast Pave of Lightly Cured Salmon, Wild Mushroom and Vermouth Sauce, Fondant Potato and Tender Stem Broccoli
Gnocchi with Sweet Potato, Wild Mushroom and Rosemary Ragu (V)

Sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream (V)

Tea and Coffee to finish.

Their friends at Majestic Wines have worked with the chef to pair the perfect wine accompaniments to your meal

Add Dine In The Dark to your Itinerary

Visitor Details

Key Information

National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS

Tel: +44 (0) 1162610261

Opening Times

Event Date: (25 Apr 2020)
Saturday19:00 - 23:00



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