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305 Hahani St
Kailua, HI, 96734
United States

(808) 263-2633

Good Food, Fine Wine, Great Friends.


Live music every Friday & Saturday.  Dining in the Dark first Monday of Every Month.

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Dining In The Dark

  • Formaggio Grill 305 Hahani ST Kailua, HI 96734 (map)
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Imagine for an hour or two, that you cannot see.  When we lose one sense, the others take over.  Suddenly your palate becomes more acutely aware of taste and tactile sensations.  You are abandoning vision in exchange for a new, more stimulating dining experience. This, is “Dining in the Dark”

When: Last Tuesday of the month at 7pm (or book a private event).
Orientation begins at 7:00 pm.
Seating is limited - call 808.263.2633.
Reservations must be made 48 hours prior to event date and time.  

Who?  Adventurous diners, social groups, corporate parties

What to Expect: Arriving to a warm welcome and a few words of orientation, you don a featherweight blindfold and are immersed in velvety darkness. Then, gently guided to your table, you are served an extraordinary five-course meal paired with five fine wines. Other senses take over; you discover in yourself an expanded awareness and surprising competence. Savor the supper’s sensuous tastes, smells and textures. Playfully challenge your palate to tease out the mysteries of the menu. The environment will be safe and playful, one in which diners could relax, expand into their senses and drink it all in. It would be a true celebration of the senses. We all love to eat; it is our first conscious sensory delight. People worry they will not know how to eat without seeing, but they shouldn't - we all know where our mouths are and have held utensils in our hands without thinking for years.

Cost:  $79 with wine , $59 without wine


Dietary Restrictions When you make your reservations, please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.  We may not always be able to accommodate last minute reservations with dietary restrictions.

Blindfolds As you enter, you are handed a blindfold to wear throughout the event. No peeking. If you need any assistance, simply ask or raise a hand; there are always several people ready to help to you. Our blindfolds are extremely comfortable with adjustable velcro closures and foam pads which permit wearers to open their eyes. Designed as meditation masks, they provide absolute blackout. Diners may keep their blindfolds.

Restroom Trips If you need to use the bathroom, simply ask or raise hand. You will be escorted there. Once inside, you may remove the mask. The room will be lit. When you are ready to come out, put your mask back on and tap on the door. Your escort will lead you back to your table.