Rev, the Methodist Hospital Foundation benefit, served as the kick-off event for the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The second annual bash offered not only a chance for patrons to take a pace car lap around the track and dance on the yard of bricks (two activities not, of course, happening simultaneously), but also an opportunity for local chefs to strut their stuff, creating show-off samplings.
The bar was high, but here are my top five picks for favorite samples from the May 1 event.,
Bluebeard's Beef Tartare with ginger vinaigrette with vegetarian fried wotons.
Newcomer North End Barbecue & Moonshine's simple, delicious Sugar Cream Pie.
McFarling Foods' Brie, Apple, Honey and Walnut Crostini.
The White Chocolate Mocha Bread Pudding from Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.
Ocean Prime's Stir Fry Rice with Miso Glazed Shrimp in a miso sauce with sprouts and sesame seeds.
The only downside of the event was the darkness and signage in the main event buildings. Food this carefully crafted deserves better lighting and lower volume from the musical acts, the better to talk with the chefs and their partnering Indy 500 drivers.
Did you attend? What were your favorite dishes?