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Blind Date

“A Blind Taste” invited guests to experience a dinner that heightened their senses.

Michael Smith, hosts Mia and chef Justin Devillier and Event Chair and emcee Charles Smith

Jeff Strout

A black blindfold donned each guest’s place setting at “A Blind Taste,” a gala to support WRBH Reading Radio. All 80 guests dined blindfolded during dinner in order to heighten their sense of taste and their ability to discover the divine flavors of the special menu created by chef Justin Devillier. The meal was provided by La Petite Grocery, and included wine from Purveyor of Fine Wines.

Charles Smith served as Event Chair and emcee, and Don Banning was the keynote speaker. Chef Justin Devillier and Mia Devillier were the hosts.

Greg Smith and Mark Welicky performed music at the Patron Party as guests mingled prior to dinner. Highlights of the main menu included an heirloom tomato salad, braised lamb meatballs, pan roasted red snapper, crispy chicken confit and a lemon pistachio cake, all individually paired with fine wines.

Key auction items included a cocktail hour for 30 people provided by chef Justin Devillier, a Pacific Northwest travel package and a George Rodrigue Blue Dog print.


What: “A Blind Taste,” benefiting WRBH Radio for the Blind
When: Tuesday, June 14
Where: Le Petite Grocery

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