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Indianapolis NFL Chef Greg Hardesty And Regional Chefs To Host Dinner Series

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First of Three Dinners Dedicated to Tackling Hunger Kicks Off at Recess on Oct. 16


Leading up to its annual Super Bowl party in February, the Taste of the NFL announces the line-up of Indianapolis restaurants that will participate in the Taste of the NFL Dinner Series this fall to benefit Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Indianapolis Taste of the NFL chef Greg Hardesty of Recess and the chefs of Joseph Decuis and Restaurant Tallent will each host unique dining opportunities during the NFL football season.

“These dinners serve as the precursor to our annual fundraiser on the eve of the Super Bowl, providing yet one more way to raise money and awareness of the hunger issue in Indiana,” said Wayne Kostroski, founder of Taste of the NFL. “We appreciate the participation of these local chefs for providing this unique opportunity for residents to enjoy the region’s finest cuisine while supporting efforts against hunger.”

The first of the three dinners will be held Sunday, Oct. 16 at Recess restaurant. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by a four-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. Joining chef Greg in the kitchen will be chef/owner Dave Tallent of Restaurant Tallent, executive chef Aaron Butts of Joseph Decuis and sous and pastry chef Abbi Merriss of Recess. Each course will be paired with a glass of wine provided by Gallo Wines.

The second wine dinner in the series will be held on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Joseph Decuis. The third wine dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Restaurant Tallent. Tickets are available for $120 per person per event (a portion of which are tax deductible). Reservations can be made through each individual restaurant. Guests are welcomed to attend one or all of the events which are sponsored by E&J Gallo.

Tickets to the upcoming Taste of the NFL “Party with a Purpose” taking place Saturday, Feb. 4 at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana will be available for purchase at all of the local dinners. The annual strolling food and wine event pairs a chef from each NFL city serving their signature dish alongside a current or alumni NFL player from that city’s team. The Indianapolis chefs participating in the Taste of the NFL Dinner Series will also have the opportunity to represent “The Flavors of Indy” at the February event.

To view more details about the Dinner Series and to learn more about the Taste of the NFL, please visit www.TasteoftheNFL.com.

About the Taste of the NFL:

The Taste of the NFL (TNFL) is a 501 (c) (3) that exists to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief organizations involved in tackling hunger in America. Proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011, the organization conducts national and local fundraising events throughout the year to raise money to combat hunger issues facing millions of Americans. Within more than 20 years of operation, Minneapolis-based Taste of the NFL has raised more than $11 million for this critically important cause. The 2012 event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Taste of the NFL is proud to have Tony Dungy, current NBC Sports commentator and former Super Bowl Champion NFL coach, as its honorary chair for 2011-12. For more information, visit www.TasteoftheNFL.com.

Tel: 952-835-7621

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