The seventh annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival will feature wines from 18 of Indiana’s wineries, five restaurants and fresh produce from some of Indiana’s best farmers’ markets this Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Military Park downtown. In addition, a Wine & Food Experience Tent will offer cooking demonstrations and pairing suggestions from local wine and food experts. Advance tickets are $17 and are available at Marsh Supermarkets and participating vendors or online at www.vintageindiana.com. Tickets also are available for $20 at the gate on festival day.
Slow Food Indy will sponsor a tour at Hobbit Gardens, 6213 E. County Road 300 N. near Filmore, Ind., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 11. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share, dining ware and blankets or chairs for a picnic pitch-in after the tour. To RSVP for the event write email@example.com or call 317-685-0288.
The Greenwood Farmers’ Market, 310 S. Meridian St., 317-535-8495, will be open Wednesdays starting June 7 through Oct. 4 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. The Zionsville Farmers’ Market at the intersection of Hawthorne and Main streets will open this Saturday, June 3, and run from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Saturday through Sept. 30. If you missed the opening of the Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market this past Saturday, you missed a great crowd at its brand new location in the parking lot behind the Broad Ripple High School on Broad Ripple Avenue. The market will be open 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through the end of October.
Wild Oats Natural Marketplace at 1300 E. 86th St. in Indianapolis and 14598 Clay Terrace Blvd. in Carmel will host its annual Ice Cream Social event on June 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers will enjoy free samples of delicious ice cream and perfect sundae toppings during this build-your-own-sundae event. Wild Oats also recently announced that it will donate to the Hoosier Environmental Council through a point-of-purchase fund-raiser program in its stores. Customers can donate money right at the cash register using tear-off coupons in denominations of $1, $3 and $5. This fund-raiser program will run at the Indianapolis and Carmel Wild Oats stores throughout the month of June.
The deacons at Fairview Presbyterian Church will host their 72nd Annual Fish Fry, scheduled to take place on the church grounds at 4609 N. Capitol Ave., Thursday and Friday, June 8 and 9, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy fried cod, catfish, corndogs, chicken, fries, sides and homemade desserts, as well as music by Fairview’s recorder ensemble and Sam and Rebecca Lawson, plus kids’ activities. For more information about this event, or to learn more about Fairview, visit www.fairviewpresbyterian.org or call Joni Bubenzer at 317-924-9993.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art will begin a series of “Dinner & a Movie” dinners in conjunction with its annual Friday night summer movies on the IMA Terrace. The first will be a wedding-themed meal to be served before the showing of The Wedding Planner on Friday, June 9 at 6:15 p.m. Other dinners will be on June 23, July 7, July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18. Cost of the dinners is $60 for adults and $12 for kids 10 and under. The dinners include hors d’oeuvres and a three-course dinner.
Here are cuisine writer Terry Kirts’ picks for culinary-related events in the upcoming week.
Wednesday, May 31
Brix, 65 S. First St., Zionsville, 317-732-2233, 5:30 p.m., free. Weekly complimentary wine tastings with wine industry vendors in the wine bar.
Friday, June 2
Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville, 317-733-1700, 5 p.m., $15/adults or $12/kids. Friday Night Market Dinners with menus inspired by the weekly farmers’ market from 4-7 p.m.
Tea’s Me Café and Gifts, 140 E. 22nd St., 317-920-1016. Live music from noon to 2 p.m. at the café.
Chateau Thomas Winery, 6291 Cambridge Way, Plainfield, 317-837-9643, free. Weekly “Music on the Veranda” nights at the winery.
Saturday, June 3
Military Park, downtown Indianapolis, www.vintageindiana.com, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; $17/advance; $20/gate. Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival with cooking demonstrations and wine tasting.
Tuesday, June 6
Bella Vita, 11699 Fall Creek Road, 317-598-9011, $19.95/person. Two for Tuesday: shrimp-topped filet over asparagus with martini or glass of wine.
Oakleys Bistro, 1464 W. 86th St., 317-824-1231, 5-6 p.m., free. Tuesday Tastings: casual, informal tasting and wine education.
Wednesday, June 7
88.7 FM, WICR, University of Indianapolis Radio, Weekly, 9:30 a.m. Too Many Cooks! with hosts Patti Denton and Gary Bravard, discussing local food topics.
Indianapolis City Market, 222 E. Market St., 317-634-9266, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free. Live cooking demonstrations by Indy Cooks at the Original Farmers’ Market.