Over 30 supporters attended the Dining in the Dark ” event benefiting Guiding Eyes of Yorktown Heights on Sunday, January 26 at Via Vanti of Mount Kisco. Raising awareness, Via Vanti has been a Guiding Eyes supporter for many years. The organization trains seeing eye dogs and boasts over a 1,000 dogs working worldwide. Owner Carla characterized the event, where diners ate blindfolded, as a “Sensory experience in dining–a 5 course menu of mindful eating.”.
A delizioso 5-course tasting menu was served plus gelati,
– Polenta Stuffed Mushroom with white truffle oil drizzle
– Endive with fresh chopped tomatoes, sweet red onions, and black olives
Via Vanti! Pizzette
– Caramelized pears goat cheese, sliced almonds, rosemary, mint, honey and while balsamic drizzle
– Wild mushroom ravioli with a goat cheese, fresh tomato and vodka sauce
Free-range Chicken breast rolled and stuffed with figs, pistachios and feta,with soft polenta and a red grape sauce
– Mascarpone (Italian cheesecake) with berries of the forrest
– Amaretto chip
– Dark chocolate orange
The meal was a melange of flavors detailed on a Braille menu.Guests with the “savviest” taste buds received bottles of wine and a “Year of Gelato” as prizes. Guiding Eyes for the Blind was established in 1954 and place over 150 dogs a year. Via Vanti hosts many themed dinners and this was the first annual Dine in the Dark event!
Via Vanti! at the Mount Kisco Train Station
2 Kirby Plaza
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
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