I was lucky enough to attend the second annual Dig In event this past Sunday courtesy of my good friends at Yelp! Indy. More on that in a minute. First, I have to deal with a bit of business. Last week’s Eversave giveaway yielded ZERO entries! So obviously it didn’t appeal to my readers. If anyone has any comments, I’d love to hear them. Now, back to Dig In.
Dig In is a farm to fork event–in other words, Indiana chefs, food producers and farmers come together to celebrate Indiana food. If that isn’t cool enough, the event took place at White River State Park , a great setting on such a gorgeous day. There were 27 chefs, 11 breweries and 9 wineries offering samples as well as many more producers offering products for sale. I was determined to taste everything, but had to call it quits after visiting 13 chefs, and even at that I only had a bite or two of many of the dishes. It simply isn’t possible to leave this event hungry!
Here are some of the highlights. My favorite dish was a tie between the pulled pork with baked beans and bacon foam by Chef Brendon Cheney from the JW Marriott and the applewood smoked lamb with grilled peach and poblano relish and corn, wild rice and goat cheese fritter by Chefs Braulio de la Torre and Ryan Evans from the Severin Bar & Grill. Another stand out for me was the smoked turkey and ginger sausage by Chef Chris Eley of Goose the Market. As for the sweets, I really enjoyed the peach and frangipane tart by Chef Cindy Hawkins at Circle City Sweets and the toasted salted caramel marshmallows from 240Sweet.
There were so many more foods I loved, as well as many beers. And there were so many more things I didn’t get to try! I’d like to hear from those of you who went–what were some of your favorites?