This special edition of the Swoon List compiles our top five dishes from the Speedway’s third annual Rev event. They’re not ranked, just delicious.
A layer of pureed hominy laid the foundation for bold flavors and textures in JW Marriott’s (1o S. West St., 317-860-5800) dish: shredded chicken thigh in a rich, slightly spicy chile sauce crowned with a pile of crispy yucca straws.
Abbi Merriss of Bluebeard (653 Virginia Ave., 317-686-1580) topped off a crostini with a layer of light, flaky cod brandade and curry aioli and cut through the savory notes of the dish with tangy, pickled mustard seeds.
Cerulean’s (339 S. Delaware St., 317-870-1320) Alan Sternberg dunked tender bits of pork escabeche into a cup of green-tomato gazpacho.
Georgia Reese’s (14 E. Washington St., 317-986-7883) signature hot fried chicken, flavored with spicy chili oil, was served slider-style with a pickle garnish.
Delicia’s (5215 N. College Ave., 317-925-0677) head toque, Ricky Martinez, put his spin on shrimp cocktail with a refreshing mint-watermelon broth infused with basil, serrano pepper, avocado, corn, and red onion.