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Southern Indiana chefs featured at upcoming On the Road collaborative dinner

Southern Indiana chefs featured at upcoming On the Road collaborative dinner

We're hitting the road again! Culinary Crossroads launched the On the Road dinner series last October in Evansville, and now we're headed to the New Albany and Jeffersonville area. We thought you'd like to meet our three "culinary ambassadors" who'll be creating an incredible menu for our May 18 dinner at Huber Orchard & Winery. Ming Pu, executive chef, Brooklyn & the Butcher A native of Taiwan, chef Ming Pu credits his mother for instilling in him a true passion for cooking. When he was 7, Ming and his family moved to Vancouver, Canada, where they lived for two years before making Louisville their permanent home in 1999. Along the way, the 30-year-old chef gained a diverse food vocabulary of East Asian and French techniques and...

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2022 Spring Dinner Series Begins

2022 Spring Dinner Series Begins

The Culinary Crossroads 2022 Spring Dinner Series kicked off its four-week run on April 19 with a menu inspired by the flavors of Spain and Portugal. The "global culinary experience" theme will continue as we spotlight Italy on April 26, France on May 3 and the Middle East on May 10. Chefs for week one were Abbi Merriss of Bluebeard and The Brasserie at Kan-Kan, Carlos Salazar of Lil Dumplings Noodle Bar and West Fork Whiskey and Pete Schmutte of Leviathan Bakehouse. Wine pairings are included at all dinners and were selected by sommelier Ashlee Nemeth of Tinker Street. "Tonight's kick off was so much fun," said Culinary Crossroads founder Larry Dickerson. "Being involved with Culinary Crossroads and especially the Spring Dinner Series is...

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Dinner series with top Indy chefs kicks off April 19

Dinner series with top Indy chefs kicks off April 19

The Culinary Crossroads 2022 Spring Dinner Series kicks off April 19 with three of Indy’s top chefs. Abbi Merriss of Bluebeard and Kan-Kan Brasserie, Carlos Salazar of Lil Dumplings Noodle Bar and Pete Schmutte of Leviathan Bakehouse will be cooking for the first night of the four-dinner series. The dinners are sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College and take place at Highland Golf & Country Club. “We’re so excited to have chef Abbi and chef Carlos back for the second Spring Dinner Series,” said Culinary Crossroads founder Larry Dickerson. “And to add pastry chef Pete Schmutte to the team is just phenomenal. It’s going to be a fantastic dinner.” The 2022 Spring Dinner Series has a global exploration theme, with each week featuring a...

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2022 Spring Dinner Series Tickets Now Available

2022 Spring Dinner Series Tickets Now Available

We’re so happy to announce that tickets for our second-annual Spring Dinner Series, presented by Ivy Tech Community College, are now on sale! The 2022 Spring Dinner Series takes place April 19 – May 10 at Highland Golf & Country Club and features an incredibly talented lineup of some of the Indianapolis area’s top chefs. Each week, two chefs will work together on a multi-course menu with dessert created by one of Indy’s top pastry chefs! A portion of the proceeds from the dinners will go to create a culinary scholarship at Ivy Tech – the perfect combination “great food, great talent, great causes.” Our 2022 dinner series will feature a Global Exploration theme, and menus will focus on Spain/Portugal, Italy, France and the Middle East....

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