3 courses for $35!
Northside Nights is a two-week celebration of Indy’s northside cuisine. The Loft is excited to participate again to showcase our unique farm-to-table experience with an exclusive prix fixe menu!
Join us for this fabulous three-course dinner designed by our executive chef, Brandon Canfield:
1st Course (choose 1)
Butternut squash, pumpkin seed pesto, maple buttermilk
Greens, broccoli, blistered grapes, candied walnuts, feta, balsamic vinaigrette
Today’s farm egg, seeded loaf, bacon jam, fresh cheese curds
2nd Course (choose 1)
Braised chuck roast, malted rye, Amish creamed celery, coriander-caraway jus
Farm raised pork, parsnip-celery root puree, smoked onion sauce
Lake raised fillet, red lentils, yellow beets, horseradish cream
3rd Course (choose 1)
Mason Jar Parfait
Today’s fruit, honey yogurt, graham cracker crust crumbles
Cookies & Ice Cream
Chocolate chip cookies, single scoop
~$35 per person~
Available during dinner service hours September 16-28
Tues-Thurs & Sun: 5-9pm
For reservations: (317) 733-1700
8th Annual Oktoberfest on the Farm!
At our 8th annual Oktoberfest you’ll find food and festivities that will knock your lederhosen off, so get ready…It’s time to experience the biggest festival of the year on the farm!
Saturday, October 11th
German Biergarten & Sun King Brewery
Whole Hog Roast + more Farm Fare
Artisan Farm Market
Games & Crafts
Pumpkin Patch $
Pony Rides $
Watch Cow Milking (4pm)
~ Live Music ~
Tad Robinson Band: 12-3pm
PolkaBoy Band: 4-7pm
Inspired by traditional German food and our local Hoosier flavors!
Served throughout the festival, from 12:00-7:00pm.
Pulled Pork Hog Roast with Gunthorp Farm
rye buns, smoked pear-ale BBQ
with wild rice and dried cherries
with mustard-apple butter dipping sauce
Bavarian White Chicken Chili
farm-raised chicken stew, sauerkraut, pretzel bits
with nutmeg whipped fromage
Organic Chicken Tenders & Hot Dogs
Plus our famous Ice Cream, 100% Grassfed Hot Chocolate, and Sampling of our Organic, Grassfed Products!
**The Loft Restaurant will be closed for regular Lunch and Dinner service on the day of Oktoberfest
$8 in advance*
$10 at the gate
Kids under 10, FREE
*Advance tickets available at our Farm Store (9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville)
or online here (note: includes small processing fee)
Traders Point Creamery’s annual Oktoberfest raises money for the Traders Point Rural Historic District, a nonprofit organization that protects over 2,600 acres of green space around Eagle Creek for the enjoyment of generations to come. The fundraiser has donated over $120,000 to the Traders Point Rural Historic District, one of only three designated in Indiana.
As you celebrate this weekend with time for leisure and those you love,
come share some fun with us at the farm!
Hours for Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1):
The Loft Restaurant: serving Lunch, 11am-2:30pm
Dairy Bar: noon-5pm
Farm Store: 9am-6pm
Self-Guided Farm Walk & Nature Hike: available 10:30am-2pm
($2; learn more here)
*Note: The Loft Restaurant will be closed for dinner on September 30th to accommodate this event
Harvest in the Heartland Dinner
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | 6:00pm
Join us on the garden lawn for a five-course farm-to-table meal celebrating organic, seasonal cuisine with world-renowned chef Darina Allen of the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, Ireland!
Gather with Darina and other guests on the garden lawn, set aglow with candlelight, for an elegant open-air dinner at communal tables under the big Indiana sky. The evening commences with wine and hors d’oeuvres at 6pm, followed by five unique courses with wine pairings. Live music will complement the experience as Darina guides guests through the meal and reflects on farm-to-table cooking.
The gifts of the land in the hands of a gifted chef…
As a beloved teacher and supporter of local foods in her native Ireland, Darina brings her skills to the Heartland for a celebration of the relationship between farm and table during harvest time. Joined by local Indianapolis chefs, Darina will craft a gourmet meal with dishes that honor the colors and flavors of fall harvest and her Irish heritage. The centerpoint of the meal is the farm’s whey-fed pork, complemented by courses showcasing the vegetables and fruits of the fall harvest. Each course will be paired with local Indiana wines.
With the help of local chefs…
To prepare and present the meal, Darina will work in concert with outstanding chefs from local Indianapolis restaurants, including James Beard award nominee Chef Regina Mehallick of R Bistro, Chef Thom England of Ivy Tech Culinary School, and Chef Brandon Canfield of The Loft Restaurant. Culinary students from the Ivy Tech Culinary School will work with these chefs to assist in dinner preparation and service. Together with Darina, this team offers unique culinary gifts and a passion for farm-to-table food.
For a good cause…
All proceeds from the event will fund a scholarship for a local Indianapolis culinary student to study at Darina’s Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland. The recipient will attend a two-week farm-to-table cooking course, gaining knowledge and experience to bring back to the Indiana food community.
$135 per person
Tickets may be purchased online by credit card
(click here to purchase)
or by check
(payable to “Eagle Creek Nature Conservancy & Preservation, Inc.” Mailed to 9211 Moore Rd, Zionsville, IN 46077)
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
As the co-founder and teacher of the world’s only cookery school located on a 100 acre organic farm, Darina Allen is a respected leader in farm-to-table cooking and a tireless champion for local food, as well as the award-winning author of numerous best-selling cookbooks. In 1983 she co-founded Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, Ireland, and remains one of its most cherished teachers. Darina also launched Ireland’s first farmers market and hosts Simply Delicious, a television cooking show beloved by viewers around the world.
Sometimes nature gets the best of us! Our phones are currently not working due to a power outage. Feel free to find general information and make Loft Restaurant reservations through our website!
Happy Memorial Day!
We are open, so come on in and celebrate with us!
Farm Store: 9am-5pm
The Loft Restaurant: 11am-2:30pm
Dairy Bar: 11am-5pm