Carol Steele Tribute Dinner at Rancho Pinot: Menu Features C. Steele Classics and Asian Pear Belinis from Aravaipa Farms

Chrysa Robertson has a well-earned reputation as a hard-charging business woman -- and one of the best chefs in town -- and she learned from the master: Carol Steele, who set the standard for culinary goodness in metro Phoenix with C. Steele and several other businesses in the Seventies and Eighties.

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Now Robertson's returning the favor with a tribute dinner at her own restaurant, Rancho Pinot.

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