Ever wonder what it's like being blind? I have. Other than being unable to see, I wonder how much would my food appreciation be heightened without being able to see it.
Hence, when LivingSocial organized a blindfolded dinner at Elizabeth Fine Dine, Grand Shanghai in Setiawalk Mall, I readily participated in it to see whether my perspective on the food I eat changes.
By the way, I was supposed to have a complimentary ride to and fro provided by Uber Malaysia but decided against it after struggling with the app for 5 minutes when it was time to adjourn to Setiawalk.
When the time came, I was famished and was eager for some food since I'm used to having my dinner early. We put our blindfolds on and a wait staff lead us into the restaurant.
Once at our seat, we were provided with a choice of Red Wine, White Wine or some Juice to start us off which I decided for Red Wine.
Being blindfolded is much easier than I thought it would be and didn't fumble around much. It helps a lot having such a small table for 2 and to feel around a lot and dare to venture out further than just your small space of comfort. Didn't even need much assistance from the wait staffs.
The 6-course meal started off with Canapés:
When I bit through it, I tasted mainly tuna and piece of bread which is with garlic butter so to me, it tasted like a tuna sandwich. LOL.
After finishing it, I had this wacky idea to take photos with my blindfold on to see how it would turn out. Turns out, it was all quite okay. XD
I was bored waiting around and so I started snapping my surroundings blindfolded. Turns out, I had some really interesting results. Haha.
It looks like she's some kind of cyclops:
Next up that was served was what I guess as a seafood salad. The menu indicated as Caesar Salad with Seafood. This is how it's supposed to look like:
Wait again, till the third dish came and it was the Salmon Tartar:
Well, the first thing that I put in my mouth was the strong taste of basil which I immediately took it out after discovering what I had tasted. The salmon was easy to identify however, the buffalo cheese was not since it had such a neutral taste to it.
Strawberry Chili Soup:
The main course was up after the soup which I opted for Chicken with the choice of Chicken, Fish or Vegetarian.
The dish is called Chicken Diavola:
I opted to use fork and spoon because I was thinking that the chicken will be hot and using hands might not be the wisest thing to do. To cut the chicken, I constantly tap my fork till I hit something and just leave some space and cut it with the knife. Had a lot of imperfect cuttings but hey, I didn't care. As long as I get some food into my mouth, it's fine.
Lastly came the dessert:
My most perfect blindfold shot. XD
Dinner done, blindfolds off and we receive a door gift with a menu accompanying.
But some things are for sure when being blindfolded, it's very easy to grow afraid because you're not sure what's around you and what's there especially if you need to move around. If I'm settled in and I'm blindfolded, I feel very sleepy probably because of the emptiness and darkness. Nevertheless, it's a good experience and I now can cross this as one of the things to do off my list. LOL.