It’s either feast or famine when it comes to tomatoes in central Indiana. At this time of the year, tomatoes are so plentiful that many rot on the vine for lack of use; while in the winter, you can’t find a decent looking and flavorful tomato to save your life. Fortunately for us, the most flavorful tomatoes are available in perfect time for this culinary offering. In this class, Chef Darcy Smink uses these locally grown tomatoes to celebrate their flavors and textures. Chef Darcy begins the evening with drunken cherry tomatoes with peppered salt (these vodka-infused sweet cherry tomatoes have a pleasing subtle flavor that make them a tremendous appetizer or a fantastic Bloody Mary garnish). She then prepares sun-less, sundried tomatoes (prepared in the oven for an easy-peasy flavor punch) that will be featured in a grilled hangar steak panzanella salad with sundried tomato vinaigrette. No tomato celebration would be complete without the quintessential BLT, and Chef Darcy puts her own spin on the classic sandwich, which boasts homemade tomato jam, avocado, and balsamic mayonnaise. The evening finishes with an unique and refreshing tomato sorbet (delicious and interesting, it will surely have everyone applauding). Come join in the celebration!