Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Milktooth, a fine diner coming soon!

As you can tell, dented ladle has been in serious hibernation while we work on our next big project, Milktooth. Set to open soon, this fine diner will focus on our favorite meal of the day, brunch. It was a very organic shift for us as a family to move into the brunch concept but we also saw a blaring void of great, elevated brunch options around downtown Indy! Thus, brunch was a no-brainer. It had to be done, and we couldn't be happier! We are working with a wonderful and talented team of servers, baristas, bar & kitchen staff, designers, farmers and so many more! It is truly a community effort to make this Fletcher Place neighborhood spot a destination for anyone who appreciates a unique, boozy brunch joint.
We're located at 534 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis 46203. Please check out our Facebook page to catch up on our current progress! We also currently have an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign where we are trying to raise that last little bit for finishing touches. We set the bar high but you know what they say, "go big or go home!"
Photos by Michelle Pemberton of the Indianapolis Star Keep in touch, we can't wait to see you at Milktooth once we open at the beginning of summer!

Monday, July 8, 2013

DLD Brunch for Slow Food Indy

Join us Sunday, July 21st for a three course brunch; proceeds to support Slow Food Indy. You can purchase tickets through Eventbrite.

Our local chapter of this international, grassroots organization works to promote good, clean and fair food for all. They are focused on building relationships and community through food; helping the public get to know local farmers and food through tastings, workshops, farm tours, and delicious meals. Slow Food Indy also advocates for sustainable methods of agriculture and food distribution and believes in fair compensation for those that labor to produce our food.

This exclusive event has limited seating available, menu is as follows;

Bjava coffee bar
Belgian mimosa

Fried chicken liver waffle crostini, bacon, spicy egg rillette, butter lettuce

Fresh corn grits, sausage sugo, market greens and vegetables, poached egg

Trader's Point fromage and local peach tart, pumpkin seed granola

We will be using Gunthorp Farms, South Circle Farms, Eden Farms, Full Hand Farm, Smoking Goose, BJava, Biltz Greenhouses, Trader's Point Creamery and many other local farms to bring you a fabulously slow meal. We will also have food stylists, Savannah Norris & Jesse Lee along with photographer Rachael Enneking shooting photos for upcoming publications. The Finance Committee Chair of the board of Slow Food USA will also be dining with us and speaking at the event. Please dont miss out on this wonderful afternoon of food, friends, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the future of food in our region!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

idle hands are the devil's playthings...

...and we've been good this year. Here are some misses and some dishes!
...we were properly hitched...
...the honeymooners in Portland, at The Woodsman Tavern...
...and yes, that is a tower of seafood... Here are a few things we've cooked lately:
Fluke crudo, ginger soy tomatoes, blue corn arepa, grapefruit wasabi
Hazelnut gazpacho, poached lobster, Ossabaw ham, pickled strawberries
Jon's famous kimchi
Octopus, house pasta, radicchio, lemon-foie sauce, rosemary breadcrumbs
Wild rice congee
Banana polenta cake, blackberries, chocolate ganache
Pistachio cake doughnut, sweet potato ice cream, concord grape coulis, marshmallows
...just to overload you with cuteness; Roman, almost 2 now. Sometimes a man just needs a doughnut.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

COLLABORATION Supper Club, Monday the 30th

This month will be a little different.

We are collaborating with some friends of ours; John Adams of H2O Sushi, Abbi Adams of Recess, Chris Benedyk of Goose the Market & Ally McFall of Angel Egg Cakes.
Each of us will prepare one course to highlight our own unique tastes and talents. Don't miss this one of a kind opportunity to savor the skills of five young local chefs!

Ashley Wright: Glutinous rice pouch, Chinese aromatics

Jonathan Brooks: Fregula broth with baby octopus and chicken livers

John Adams: Monkfish Pil Pil

Chris Benedyk & Ally McFall: Beef short rib and blackberry cobbler

Abbi Adams: Citrus trio

We will provide a reception cocktail, otherwise this event is BYOB, so bring a fermented or distilled beverage of your choice that will be fun to share around the table!

$100 per person. location disclosed upon reservation.

Please make your reservations through our website:

*as always serious inquiries only. We require 48 hr cancellation notice or compensation is due

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dented Ladle Dining hits Mass Ave

Look for us at this hip new vodka bar in downtown Indy!

We will have a revolving menu offering upscale bar snacks, you wont even have to wait until the next supper club!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

December 19th Supper Club

We're back!! To celebrate our first supper club since Roman was born we're hosting a delicious seven course menu featuring offal and game. Only ten spots open. Cheers.

-charred octopus with roasted garlic hummus, oregano salsa verde, fermented chilies, malt vinegar potato chips

-fried veal sweetbread ceasar salad, chicories

-vanilla scented foie gras torchon, hazelnuts, chokecherry jam, squaw bread, candied arugula

-shrimp and oyster stew, chorizo, cornbread croutons

-ginger glazed veal cheeks, coconut/salsify confit, crispy kale, soy-balsamic

-winter hot pot of wild elk, sea beans, potatoes, udon, juniper broth

-dos postres: chocolate meringue layer cake AND "fruit on the bottom" creme brulee with blackberry, bear fat rosemary shortbread

$120 per person includes beer and wine. location disclosed upon reservation.

Please make your reservations through our website:

*as always serious inquiries only. We require 48 hr cancellation notice or compensation is due

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Welcome to the world!

Dented Ladle has taken a little time off... welcome tiny sous chef, Roman Sinclair Brooks!

Born at home, in water on 9/15/2011

We are set to resume suppers in mid - December with a special menu in the works, so keep us in mind as you're making those holiday plans, and subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to know!