Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. The corn “creme brulee” at Divvy (71 W. City Center Dr., Carmel, 317-706-0000), sweet but not overpowering, with firm kernels, a great creamy sauce, and the signature burnt topping.
  2. The artfully plated gorgonzola-stuffed chicken with scalloped potatoes and asparagus at Palomino (49 W. Maryland St., 317-974-0400).
  3. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant’s (3815 E. 96th St., 317-574-9463) confections case, stocked with chocolate-covered strawberries of every stripe and other ganache-coated fripperies. It brings out our inner kid in a candy store.
  4. The fun-to-order Tacu Tacu Relleno at Mama Irma Restaurant (1058 Virginia Ave., 317-423-2421). Slice into this plate-sized rice-and-bean patty, and (surprise!) the fork hits a core of tenderloin sauteed with red onions.
  5. The mixed greens Double-Double Nickel Salad with chicken at Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern (1130 W. 86th St., 317-566-3463), composed of crisp bacon bits, bleu cheese, and nice chunks of tender chicken pulled from the bone. The sweet house dressing hangs perfectly on every morsel.