Opaque Finds New Home in Santa Monica

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Photo courtesy of Opaque

After a short hiatus, Opaque re-launched on August 23 at Santa Monica’s V Lounge. For the sensory experience, diners consume three courses in a pitch-black room, guided and served by blind or visually impaired individuals who have been specially trained. The organization describes the experience as “a journey of taste, sound and touch…Sounds tell a story, aromas come alive and elegance is felt.”

The three-course experience costs $99 per person, including tax, and takes place every Friday and Saturday evening, beginning at 6 PM.

SALAD (choose one)

Baby Greens Salad, Baby arugula, red oak, Frisee, and Bibb lettuce. Small bite of Veg Spring Rolls, Rice paper, carrots, cucumber, arugula, red pepper and mango.

Heirloom Tomato Salad, Coastal Organics tomatoes with basil, grilled Halloumi, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt. Small bite of Prosciutto and Melon, Shaved imported Prosciutto with Cantaloupe added on the plate.

ENTRÉE (choose one)

Roasted Lemon Herb Chicken Breast
Accompanied by garlic broccoli spears with parmesan

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Rigatoni
Roasted eggplant, zucchini, and onions with feta cheese

Seared Ahi Tuna Steak
Vegetable salad and sticky rice

Stuffed Beef Tenderloin
Spinach, garlic, roasted pepper and shitake mushrooms

DESSERT (choose one)

Chocolate Mousse filled Croissants, garnished with fresh berries
Buttery and flaky croissants filled with rich & creamy chocolate mousse, served with fresh berries

Angel Cake with almond butter sauce
Fluffy angel food cake topped with a warm roasted almond butter sauce.

Opaque also operates in San Francisco at the Crimson Lounge and in San Diego, at the W Hotel’s Great Room.


Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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