Dig In – A Delicious Recap


Foodies from all over Indiana united on Sunday, August 30 for DigIN, a food-lover’s dream come true. A mix of Indiana farmers, chefs, breweries and wineries came together at White River State Park to celebrate the farm to fork movement and offer sample dishes to attendees.

Zesco was a proud sponsor of the chef’s challenge, a unique culinary thrown-down between the best sous chefs in the city. Each chef had thirty minutes to assemble a dish for the judges from a pantry of local produce as well as a mystery basket of local protein. Big congrats to Michael Blagg from Tallent in Bloomington for making the winning dish!

We had to check out what our clients were cooking up during DigIN, so here’s a look in case you missed it:

  • Cerulean, Chef Pete Schmutte and Alan Sternerg: Corn pound cake with mango and lime.
  • Delicia & La Mulita, Chef Ricky Martinez: Carnitas with yogurt-tomatillo salsa.
  • Napolese, Chef Tyler Herald: Heirloom tomatoes and cottage cheese.
  • The Local Eatery and Pub, Chef Craig Baker: Chicken and its lunch…cured, braised and grilled chicken drummettes, corn meal and bacon root vegetable gravy.
  • Late Harvest Kitchen/The North End BBQ, Chef Ryan Nelson: Rabbit sausage with giardiniera and country mustard.
  • Northside Social & Kitchenette, Chef Ricky Martinez & David Bradley: Pancetta mac and cheese.
  • Peterson’s, Chef Ricky Hatfield: Chicago-style duck bratwurst.
  • Tinker Street, Chef Braedon Kellner: Tomato gazpacho with watermelon relish.
  • Taxman Gastropub, Chef Joseph Tabor: Cheese and cracker.
  • Goose the Market, Chef Chris Eley: Smoked beef Sammy.
  • Circle City Soups, Chef Roger Hawkins: Pintxo of mushroom and goat cheese.

In addition to all the delicious dishes, Sun King Brewing was serving Cream Ale to refresh attendees from the hot sun and Natural Born Juicers brought their truck to the food truck park for fresh juices and smoothies.

What was your favorite dish from DigIN? Now that 2015 is in the books, we can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store!

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