New Dishes at The Loft

At The Loft Restaurant, we strive to create and eat in harmony with nature – prioritizing sustainable & local sourcing and following seasonal rhythms. The benefits of this approach are abundant: the freshest, most delicious, and healthiest food for you…the most humane and honoring treatment for animals…the kindest and most responsible caretaking of the land. [...]

2018-03-07T09:40:57-05:00January 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Dishes at The Loft

Our Hay-Smoked Salmon…Indy’s Best!

When you think of a farm-to-table restaurant in the Midwest, perhaps one just like ours, smoked salmon is probably not the first thing that comes to mind as a representative dish. But here at The Loft, our chef Brandon Canfield has been putting a homespun, farmstead stamp on this popular fish dish by curing the [...]

2018-03-07T09:40:57-05:00December 18th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Our Hay-Smoked Salmon…Indy’s Best!

New Dishes at The Loft

At The Loft Restaurant, we strive to create and eat in harmony with nature – prioritizing sustainable & local sourcing and following seasonal rhythms. The benefits of this approach are abundant: the freshest, most delicious, and healthiest food for you…the most humane and honoring treatment for animals…the kindest and most responsible caretaking of the land. [...]

2018-03-07T09:40:58-05:00November 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Dishes at The Loft

Recipe: Baked Bloomy Crock

from the recipe files of The Loft Restaurant, compliments of our chef, Brandon Canfield... This recipe for our Bloomy Crock at The Loft Restaurant is great for a shared first course or appetizer. The beauty of this dish is its adaptability. You can use any ovenproof crock you prefer, but we use enameled cast iron [...]

2018-03-07T09:40:59-05:00October 1st, 2015|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Recipe: Baked Bloomy Crock

Elderflowers: Foraged & Featured at The Loft

One of the best and most rewarding parts of creating food in harmony with seasonal rhythms is anticipating the peak moments of particular seasonal foods. For some foods, like summer squash and tomatoes, their season can be delightfully long. For others, like morels or ramps, the moment is glorious but brief. However long the farm, [...]

2018-03-07T09:41:00-05:00June 18th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Elderflowers: Foraged & Featured at The Loft

Celebrating Strawberry Season!

Chief amongst the reasons to love early summer is the arrival of strawberry season. Is there anything better than the vibrant ruby red and melt-in-your-mouth flavor of a freshly-picked strawberry? We're talking about strawberries like your grandmother knew them - scarlet, tender, on the small side (compared to the average grocery store variety) but mighty [...]

2018-03-07T09:41:01-05:00June 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating Strawberry Season!

Embracing Earth Day as We Eat

“How and what we eat determines to a great extent the use we make of the world – and what is to become of it.” –Michael Pollan Today we celebrate Earth Day, a national holiday that is celebrating its 45th birthday this year. On such an occasion, we may sometimes find ourselves at something of [...]

2018-03-07T09:41:01-05:00April 23rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Embracing Earth Day as We Eat

Spring Has Sprung at The Loft!

The sea of green that transforms our landscape and our table heralds the coming of Spring in the Midwest. After winter months spent drawing on the stores of the larder, spring allows us to throw open our kitchen doors and welcome once again fresh food straight from the land. As the new plants in our [...]

2018-03-07T09:41:01-05:00April 14th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Spring Has Sprung at The Loft!