Our five senses...

sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. Most of us take them for granted, and effortlessly combine them to produce our daily sensory experiences. But what happens if, just for one evening, we give our visual sense a rest? What if we rely only on taste, smell, touch, and sound to produce vivid imagery that might elevate an ordinary experience into the extraordinary?

On Wednesday, May 4th, Dining in the Dark Detroit will offer attendees the chance to do just that – to temporarily abandon their sense of sight in order to put their remaining senses to the test. The three-hour experience will feature a delectable four-course dinner presented by Chef Tim Castañeda of Zúmba Mexican Catering at the Great Lakes Culinary Center in Southfield. Guests will be masked in a candlelit room, and will immerse themselves in the tastes, aromas, textures and sounds of a creative "Cinco de Mayo" gourmet meal.

Dining in the Dark Detroit promises to be a deliciously different dining experience perfect for a romantic night out or a fun evening with friends. The prix fixe experience - which includes four courses and a handcrafted Mexican cucumber martini featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka - is priced at $55 (excluding additional beverages and gratuity). Sponsors also include Treat Dreams custom/homemade ice cream and Don Marcos tortilla chips. After the meal a cash bar will be offered, and guests will have the opportunity to meet the Chef, discover their menu through photos and to discuss the experience. Check in - 6:30. Dinner begins at 7pm.

About Chef Tim Castaneda

Chef Tim Castaneda of Zúmba Mexican CateringTim Castaneda has spent 30 years perfecting the Mexican recipes he grew up eating and then preparing in his family’s restaurants. With a career that spans working at and owning Mexican restaurants and catering businesses in LA, San Francisco, Phoenix and Detroit, Tim has synthesized the best of Mexican regional and Latino cuisine to develop his own award-winning recipes while honoring the authentic flavors of his native cuisine. It is this native quality that separates Zúmba Mexican Catering from the ever-growing Mexican dining competition in Metro Detroit. Tim recently returned from a week-long culinary tour of Mexico City and is looking forward to sharing some exciting and authentic Mexican specialties on May 4th!

About The Great Lakes Culinary Center

Take a class, teach a class, host an event, test equipment, create beautiful menus, eat a great meal, grow a food business and more. The Great Lakes Culinary Center was created to build culinary dreams and fuel food passions. With absolutely everything located under one roof; the Great Lakes Culinary Center is destined to become the favorite new "food place to be."

Advance reservations required.


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Date: May 4, 2016
Time: Check in at 6:30pm. Dinner begins at 7pm.
Place: The Great Lakes Culinary Center
24101 W. Nine Mile,
Southfield, MI 48033 [ MAP ]

Questions:    248.687.9168

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