GOING LOCAL Week 2010 will be celebrated in the Hoosier state from Sunday, September 5 through Saturday, September 11, 2010. This is a one week challenge to Indiana residents, and visitors, to eat at least one Indiana locally grown or produced food at each meal during the seven day event. In honor of this statewide challenge, each day this week several foodie people in Hamilton County will provide insights on their organization - we hope this will give you an idea on places to dine, buy foods, wines, brew and more! Today's post is from Rich at Peterson's Restaurant in Fishers:
Locally owned and operated, Peterson's Restaurant showcases an expansive menu featuring Prime steaks and fresh seafood. Our wine list, with over 400 labels, has earned the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for each of the past ten years. Our guests are surrounded by the same metropolitan, sophisticated atmosphere found in cities like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. Only U.S.D.A. Prime Steaks are hand selected and custom cut to guaranty the finest in the country. Every day, we contact our seafood purveyors to locate the best and freshest catch, which is then flown in each day. At Peterson's we firmly believe in supporting local and Indiana grown products. Chef Jeff Heaviland maintains close contact with area farmers to seek out the best of Indiana. Peterson's award winning wine list spans over ten countries with numerous varietals offered both by the bottle and the glass. A wide price range is covered to make certain all of our guests can enjoy a great bottle of wine. We recently celebrated our tenth anniversary as an independent restaurant, which is quite a milestone these days in a city dominated by national chains. We invite you to experience the true passion of dining at it's finest. -Rich, Peterson's Restaurant Further information about Indiana food and producers, listings of local food events and farm tours, as well as recipes featuring Indiana's fresh, local, and in-season foods can be found on the GOING LOCAL site (www.goinglocal-info.com).