Crust Chandler Hosts Dining in the Dark Benefit

Dining in the Dark CoupleGet your blindfolds ready for Dining in the Dark, hosted by Crust Chandler on April 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. to benefit the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Relying solely on your sense of taste, smell and sound, Dining in the Dark offers a unique awareness experience where guests will taste their way through a sensational four-course wine pairing dinner.

Delicately crafted to enhance the sensory experience, Crust staff and special guests from the Arizona Center for the Blind will help guide guests through a four course dinner including:

Course I

Roasted Beets Salad – goat cheese, walnut pesto, garlic honey ciabatta, paired with Sauvignon Blanc

Wine notes: exploding with flavor! Intense and vividly focused, with plenty of fruit and herb flavors.

Course II

Crab and Pineapple moose on endive spears with candied jalapeno and insalata prezzemolo, paired with 2014 Chardonnay

Wine notes: opens with an inviting tropical fruit-like bouquet and aromas of kiwi, banana, and summer stone fruits (apricot and white peach) A slight hint of toasted oak on the finish.

Course III

Short Rib Ravioli – wild mushroom ragu, crispy shallots, paired with Rapture Cabernet

Wine notes: medium bodied, the wine shows flavors of dark raspberry, spiced plum and integrated toasty oak notes.

Course IV

Chocolate lava cake with a cayenne pepper whip cream, paired with Lust Zinfandel

Wine notes: a deliciously smooth, showy, and seductive Zinfandel that lives up to its name

Proceeds from Dining in the Dark will benefit Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ACBVI). ACBVI is committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Operating out of central Phoenix, ACBVI offers services including technology centers, social recreation, support services and rehab training for adults who are legally blind or visually impaired as well as those who have a degenerative eye condition which may eventually become a visual impairment.

Tickets for Dining in the Dark are $65++ per person. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call Crust Chandler to reserve your spot today at 480-917-4903. Crust Chandler is located at 10 N San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225.

About Crust Restaurants

Armed with a solid list of family recipes, New York style ambition, and a passion for making deliciously authentic Italian food; Mike Merendino opened the first Crust location in 2007. Located in Scottsdale at the corner of Hayden & Indian Bend Road, Crust offers Arizonians the best east coast classic Italian cuisine. The comfortable and friendly neighborhood vibe is described as Simply Italian. By serving authentic family recipes, the true spirit of tradition and the love of Italian food and culture are served one dish at a time.

Today, Crust Restaurants include three full service locations in Scottsdale, Phoenix and Chandler. Crust Restaurants also operates a satellite locations in the Phoenix Convention Center as well as a sister concept, My Pie – with two locations in Phoenix and Tempe. Visit Crust online at for more information and to view their complete menu.

Dining in the Dark

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