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Dining in the Dark


Event Chairs Charles Smith and Angela Hill


“A Blind Taste” gave patrons an opportunity to gain awareness of the challenges faced by blind and print impaired listeners experience daily. WRBH Reading Radio and La Petite Grocery partnered to allow guests to dine on a delectable palette of dishes and wine pairings blindfolded.

Event Chairs were Angela Hill and Charles Smith. Beth Arroyo Utterback served as Keynote Speaker. The event was hosted by chef Justin and Mia Devillier.

The Patron Party featured hors d’oeuvres and champagne with live music.

The main event menu was provided by La Petite Grocery with wine by Purveyor of Fine Wines. The courses featured: Beef Carpaccio paired with De Martino Itata Valley Cinsault Rosé 2016; Potato Gnocchi paired with Lustau Muy Seca Manzanilla Papirusa; Pan Roasted Gulf Fish paired with Spy Valley “Envoy” Waihopai Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014; Roasted Lamb Loin paired with Maison Passot “Les Rampaux” Fleurie 2014; and Fig Leaf Panna Cotta paired with Chateau Langlois Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé NV.

Greg Smith and Mark Welicky provided musical entertainment. Key auction items included suite tickets to a Saints game, a staycation package and a cocktail party for 25 guests.

Proceeds from “A Blind Taste” will be used to support programming on WRBH, the United States’ only reading radio service to operate on the FM dial.


Event at a Glance

What: “A Blind Taste,” benefiting WRBH Reading Radio
When: September 18
Where: La Petite Grocery


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