Depauw University Wins Top Honors at the Taste of Putnam County

Executive Sous Chef Laura Fornari and Executive Chef Chad Melinger are all smiles at The Taste of Putnam County

The first Friday of every month from spring into the fall, the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce sponsors an event in the town square to celebrate local businesses, food, and music.

One recent First Friday event featured The Taste of Putnam County, an annual event that brings together the best local restaurant talent for an evening of outdoor music, food, and judging to determine who has the best food in this part of Indiana.

Dulce de leche brownies and cannoli cupcakes contributed to
the winning meal

This year, the menu by the Bon Appétit team from DePauw University in Greencastle took home top honors! The winning menu: porchetta sliders with roasted local pork, sun-dried tomato aioli, and pickled Crosby Farm sweet onions; barbecued turkey lettuce wraps with house-made coleslaw, crispy rice noodles, and scallions; dulce de leche brownies with almond milk, macerated dark cherries, chocolate crumble, and mint; and cannoli cupcakes with cinnamon cake, cannoli cream, mascarpone frosting, and pistachio crumble.

Executive Chef Chad Melinger, Executive Sous Chef Laura Fornari, Catering Supervisor Chris Skrobot, Catering Manager Megan Inman, and General Manager John Hecko comprised the very happy — and deservedly proud — winning team.

— Submitted by John Hecko, General Manager