Indy Eats 09/27/06 


Community Bites

Tune into Too Many Cooks on WICR, 88.7 FM at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, when Patti & Gary welcome not-for-profits volunteer Claudette Einhorn, also a former caterer, and business partner Jane Slagle, who have just returned from a food-focused trip to Italy. They’ll be sharing the culinary details and expertise they picked up during their travels.

Get your tickets for The Artist’s Vineyard’s Fall Harvest Wine Dinner, “A Taste of Fall for the Culinary Palette,” to be held at 68 N. Ninth St., on the Historic Downtown Square in Noblesville, Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy five gourmet courses with wine pairings. A chef and wine sommelier will be present to describe each menu pairing as presented. Limited seating available. For details call 317-219-3481 or visit

Chateau Thomas Winery will uncork its annual festival at the winery on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The Grape Harvest Festival will feature live music, winery tours, wine tastings and vendors. Food and wine demonstrations will be given by CTW culinary chefs and component tastings will be conducted by celebrated winemaker Dr. Charles Thomas. For additional information about Chateau Thomas Winery and the Grape Harvest Festival, call 317-837-WINE or log onto

Mark your calendars now for Harvest, a celebration of wines and the city’s best edibles, all benefiting Second Helpings, Friday, Oct. 20 from 7-10 p.m. at the Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian. Tickets are available for $60 by calling 317-632-2664 or at

Restaurant Notes

Enjoy a prix fixe dinner at Oakleys Bistro for just $25 this Thursday evening and Thursdays through Oct. 12, offered by Sous Chef Tom Smith. This week’s menu includes mussels in a smoked paprika broth, Cornish hen with a squash purée and date nut cake with nut brittle. Call 317-824-1231 for more information.

Shula’s Steak House at the Westin Indianapolis, 50 S. Capitol Ave., will host a wine dinner Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The four-course dinner with wine pairings is $60 per person. Please RSVP to Kim Tennyson at 317-231-3962 or

Still not sure which tequila is best for sipping? Mixing the perfect margarita, or the best shot? Have all your questions answered at the upcoming Tequila Dinner at Adobo Grill, 4939 E. 82nd St., at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25, which will feature Tequila Corazon in tastings and cocktails to complement a special dinner prepared exclusively by Chef Javier Fuentes. Cost for the Tequila Dinner is $36 per person. Call 317-915-9990 to reserve your table today.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, Morton’s The Steakhouse, 41 E. Washington St., is partnering with Napa Valley’s Franciscan Oakville Estate vineyards to host a Meritage wine blending seminar, and guests are invited to participate. The wine blending seminar will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. and is priced at $45 per person, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call Carla Monroe, Morton’s sales and marketing manager, at 317-229-4700.

The Restaurant at the Canterbury is re-opening Thursday, Sept. 28, under the new name Danielli. The new restaurant will offer some of the traditional standards from the old menu, as well as more Italian and contemporary touches.


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