Chef Steven Phelps of Indigenous (located in Towles Court) has outdone himself yet again with another spectacular event.
Teaming up with Chef Derek Barnes of Derek's Culinary & Casual (located in the Rosemary District), the duo hosted a night dedicated to putting their talents paired with the flexibility of duck on display. Leading the charge in putting downtown Sarasota on the map for culinary exploration, they have out done themselves yet again. For a mere $25, over a hundred locally loyal patrons came out for a night of several delectable treats paired with Intuition Ale Works Pale Ale, a local beer brewed out of Jacksonville.
After Chef Phelps last event "The Pig, The Egg, and The Keg", where he collaborated with Chef Eric Bein of Station 400, the bar was set high. With only a limited number of tickets on sale the event sold out in about a week, not surprisingly. While I have yet to miss an event they have hosted it was great to see so many new faces out this time around. It is amazing to see Sarasota's local chefs coming together to show support to Sarasota by hosting fun events to give a boost to the downtown nightlife.
If you missed out this time around there is no need beat yourself up over it. You can expect the next one will be put into planning before long. You can always catch an original dish with local ingredients at any of their restaurants. Be sure to also follow Indigenous, Derek's, and Station 400 on Facebook as their specials change as the seasons come and go.
Now that they have covered the duck and pig my imagination has gone wild trying to figure out what they might come up with next, and how they can put that Sarasota twist to it. Between the amazing company and delectable bites you can expect that it will be a hit and sell out just as fast, if not faster!