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Blindfolds turn dining into feast for senses

posted 12 Feb 2009, 04:36 by David Rintoul   [ updated 18 Nov 2009, 14:33 ]

It might seem a little strange to make diners pay full-price for a meal they will not even get to see.

But one of Edinburgh's finest hotels is doing just that, in the hope that taking away customers' sight will actually add something a little extra to the dining experience.

The Sheraton Grand Hotel on Festival Square has recently launched Scotland's first ever "Sensory Dining" experience.

The evening is designed to heighten the diner's awareness of the food's flavours, smells and textures through the process of sensory deprivation.

And the events are also set to help raise money for Scottish Guide Dogs For the Blind, with a donation to the charity included in the £60-per-head price of the meal.