"Community Bites

Tune in to Too Many Cooks on WICR, 88.7 FM at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, when Patti & Gary welcome Chef Jacqueline Bols, originally from England, who has operated Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering in Indianapolis since 2001. She will talk about the traditional English Christmas and local holiday party fare.

Effective Jan. 1, Savannah’s Catering & Event Planning will be the official caterers for events at the Marrott Hotel at 2625 N. Meridian St., replacing Hoaglin Fine Caterers.

Restaurant Notes

If you’re looking for more interesting eats in Brownsburg, as well as a place to smoke a good cigar, stop in at My Favorite Cigar Bar and its adjacent eatery Cabana Room at 38 E. Main St. The restaurant offers everything from steaks to pasta and sandwiches for lunch. Call 317-858-8755 for more information.

Danielli Restaurant and Art Gallery at the Canterbury, 123 S. Illinois St., will host an Art and Wine Dinner this Thursday, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. to benefit the American Heart Association. A limited number of seats are available for $75 per person for the five-course meal. Call 317-837-9832, ext. 17 for more information.

Mark your calendar now for an exciting winter version of the summer’s Downtown Restaurant Week to be held from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4 at more than 29 downtown Indianapolis restaurants. Restaurants ranging from Greek Islands to Danielli to Restaurant du Soleil will offer special $30 menus for the nights of the two weeks of the promotion. So, don’t make your New Year’s resolutions too strict this year!

On Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Executive Chef Doug Knopp of the Conrad Hotel’s Restaurant du Soleil will teach adults and children how to design their very own gingerbread houses. Call 317-713-5000 for more information or to make reservations.

R bistro will open for three New Year’s Eve seatings on Dec. 31 and offer a special menu for the day. Spots are now available for 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. seatings. Cost for the dinner is $55 per person. Call 317-423-0312 for more details.

Hard Rock Café Indianapolis, 49 S. Meridian St., will feature Endobent performing live on New Year’s Eve from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Reservations are not required, but call 317-636-2550 for details.

The Artist’s Vineyard, 68 N. Ninth St., Noblesville, will host a New Year’s Eve bash from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Dec. 31. The event includes live music, free appetizers, door prizes and champagne at midnight. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple in advance. Call 317-219-3481 for reservations.

If you’re a local restaurant hosting a Christmas or New Year’s Eve dinner or party, NUVO is currently compiling a list of all holiday events. Please send Christmas notices no later than Dec. 16 and New Year’s notices no later than Dec. 23 to tkirts@nuvo.net.



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