Benefiting the Center for the Visually Impaired
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) presents the first annual Dining in the Dark fundraiser on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The event will be held at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, located at 800 Spring Street NW, starting at 4:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit CVI.
Dining in the Dark is a unique fundraising event designed to raise awareness about vision loss, with all proceeds benefiting CVI. Guests will experience a sumptuous three-course meal served in complete darkness. Dinner will be preceded by a reception during which guests will gain insight on fully engaging all of their senses to talk, sit, and eat in the dark.
The featured menu will be designed by Chef Todd Ginsberg of The General Muir, Fred’s Meat & Bread, Yalla and TGM Bread and Executive Chef Damiano de Nicolo of the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Ginsberg, a 2014 and 2015 James Beard Foundation Semifinalist for Best Chef: Southeast, and de Nicolo, formerly Executive Chef at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel Conference Center and Legacy Lodge & Conference Center Lake Lanier Islands Resort, will join forces in creating a meal that is as delicious as it is educational.
CVI is also partnering with members of the Atlanta Police Department SWAT Team, who will serve as wait staff for the evening, using night-vision equipment to navigate the dining space in the dark. “Dining in the Dark” will expand attendees’ understanding of the challenges that individuals who are blind or visually impaired encounter on a daily basis.