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Would You Eat in the Dark?

This Saturday at 8:30 p.m., there is a worldwide initiative — called Earth Hour — that promotes awareness for global climate change. To reduce the amount of electricity used on earth, the residents, businesses, and governments of 2,712 cities from 83 countries will turn off their lights for one hour.

In San Francisco, many restaurants are participating in the blackout. It also happens to be my sister's birthday, so we are hosting a candlelight party.

I think this is a great way to celebrate an international movement. How about you? Would you go to a restaurant and eat in the dark for one hour?


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caramelqtee75 caramelqtee75 8 years
absolutly NOT!!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Candle light is so romantic.
ur_momm ur_momm 8 years
theres a restaurant here in montreal called o noir that you pick ur food and then eat in total darkness. ive been wanting to go.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I'm with Hater and courtney. And I knew about the dark eating craze from Rock of Love and Nip/Tuck, so you're not alone, annebreal!
danielle854 danielle854 8 years
I can't stand it when I can't see my food! Although I don't like it when it's extremely bright either.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
No. I eat with my eyes first. It's part of the fun.
KMattes KMattes 8 years
One of my pet peeves is not being able to see my food while eating. I like it quite bright when I'm eating--no candlelight for me! Butttt....I like what Earth Hour stands for, so I'm OK with it just this once :)
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
Candlelight yes, total dark no. The idea of a cute candlelight birthay dinner party sounds really cute. I might have to steal that. LOL, fuzzles.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Eating in the dark was on an episode of CSI (las vegas). i think it'd be fun to eat in the dark, as long as i knew that the food on my plate was what i had ordered. it'd be fun. you'd never know what you'd bite into next. chicken, veggie. . . though i'd be afraid of accidentally knocking over my drink. i'm nortorious for that even with the lights on!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'd eat by candlelight, but not in the dark. I think I'd probably spill on myself if I couldn't see my fork, lol.
courtneyd courtneyd 8 years
Eating by candlelight - fine. Eating in the dark to heighten your senses - fine. Eating in the dark/candlelight for one hour under the guise of saving the earth just seems silly to me. I'm with annebreal - are they shutting down the kitchen as well and only cooking by candlelight with fire, and keeping the food in coolers? Probably not, and probably not saving much energy either, so this just seems gimmicky to me.
Seka21 Seka21 8 years
Candle light sounds romantic but i would be annoyed if i had booked a dinner for a group of people and had to sit through that. Candlelight is fine for couples at home.. i have no need for romance with my friends! lol
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
Just don't light toooo many candles.
annebreal annebreal 8 years
Am I the only person who knows about the eating in the dark movement only from a Rock of Love episode? I'm really cultured. Also I'm not sure I get how cutting the lights in the dining room really cuts down that much on the energy being used in the restaurant...surely they're not cutting the lights or unplugging all the appliances in the kitchen, and I'm sure that's the bulk of the utilities being used in the restaurant. Seems like a way to lure in more customers and make more money - that people would hear about it and want to try it out - than participate in the spirit of Earth Hour.
greenapples1987 greenapples1987 8 years
by candel light, yes. seems like a good idea, but i don't think we will be eating around that time. i plan on just cuddling with my guy and watching a movie or something..i wonder..does the tv count..will we have to turn it off too?? well anyway, i'm not making any promises but we'll try this lights out thing..i'm going to check out the window and see which of the neighbors are doing thier part, lol.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Also, and I wished I had remembered where I read it, but there was a review of sorts on Dans Le Noir (a dark restaurant in Paris), where the two women that went got a little goofy and decided to eat not only in the dark, but totally topless. Guess you couldn't do that in a regular restaurant, huh?
HaterTot HaterTot 8 years
I don't mind eating by candlelight, but I will not be participating in this silly event. I hate nonsensical demonstrations that ultimately don't mean anything and just make people feel good about themselves for an hour or two. So, my lights will definitely be on on Saturday night.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've been hearing about this for a while, and i think that it's a good thing to have an hour of darkness. i would totally eat in the dark for a cause like this, or regardless for that matter!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 8 years
It depends on what I'm eating something like pasta or soup in the dark would not be pretty. I'd wear more than I would eat. ;)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Not in the dark, although I've heard of that, like mamasitamali. But candlelight is nice and romantic. Plus, everyone looks good in candlelight.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I think eating by candle light is very romantic and fun! however, dark eating is all the rage, its supposed to block your sense of sight so that taste and smell are heightened.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Yeah, what kiwitwist said. I mean, if it was for Earth Hour, I wouldn't mind, but I wouldn't regularly opt to dine in the dark. Having said that, about a month ago I took my boyfriend for a romantic getaway at a boutique hotel and we were really looking forward to eating at a certain restaurant. As soon as we were seated, however, all the power went out - not just in the restaurant, but for the whole block. Boy was I disappointed. And because my boyfriend was convinced it would come on again in like 5 minutes (we were later told that it wouldn't be fixed for another 5 hours) he insisted we stay for a drink and olives. And I was definitely grumpy.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
No. What if someone decides to take your bacon? How would you know what direction to jab your fork?
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
by candlelight, yes.. in the dark no
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Sounds like fun to me!
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