A feast for the imagination at Picaderos NCBI fundraiser
DINE in the Dark will be back for the fourth consecutive year at Picaderos Maynooth in County Kildare on Thursday, 21 st November, and tickets for €50 per person for the four course tapas tasting menu are already selling fast.
Dine in the Dark is an opportunity to explore the different tastes and textures of specially selected food without the use of sight and a chance to put away the mobile phones and the rest of the media devices to chat, laugh and catch up with friends while raising funds for charity. The theme of this year’s event will be the journey of the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrims walk to the Cathedral of Santiago. Over the years, Picaderos restaurant manager Martin McMahon has raised thousands of Euro for NCBI, the National Council for the Blind Ireland, most recently on the Camino Walk last September, which earned €2,500 in donations.
“All the food and wine will be in relation to the ‘Pilgrims Walk’,” said Martin McMahon. “There are some absolute gems in wine that we already stock, some really undiscovered gems that wouldn’t be as mainstream.”
NCBI offers community-based services to help people adapt to sight loss and maintain their independence such as emotional support, advice and information from birth to older age. “Everyone will put down their phones and have their blindfolds on, and the way it has been in previous years is everybody is extremely social and interactive,” Martin explained. “Some people bring their family members who are blind to experience for one night what it is like for them. The conversation flows just like it did when there were no phones or televisions to distract on a night out, and people are super in embracing it.”
The proceeds from the night will go to NCBI Home Francis Street, Dublin. Book
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