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Artisan, Flavor 574 partner on summer meal to help Memorial Children's Hospital

Gathering with others to share a meal is fun. Doing it with stellar food for a great cause is even more fun.

It’s been years since we’ve organized a Dining A La King meal, so let’s just say it’s time.

On June 8, we’ll gather at Artisan for five courses of goodness, paired with wine. Chef Matthew Jay and his staff will cook for however big the crowd is on a Monday night, when the restaurant is usually closed.

Artisan owner Kurt Janowsky and Truth Publishing Co. support a number of charities in northern Indiana. Memorial Children’s Hospital is raising money for a new facility and has $8.7 million of the $10 million raised.

6 p.m. June 8, 2015
Artisan, 505 S. Main St., Elkhart

Tickets: $125 per person
Includes a five-course meal with wine pairings.

Questions? Please send an email to

Artisan and Flavor 574 will donate a portion of the proceeds from the meal to that project and other programs that help many in Elkhart County and beyond.

Why Memorial?

Rob Steiner, who was the topic of Sunday’s About Town column in The Elkhart Truth, said most people don’t know northern Indiana has a children’s hospital. His son Isaac was treated there prior to his death from cancer. About 50 children with cancer are treated there annually at more than 3,000 outpatient visits.

This children’s hospital serves children from 29 hospitals in 13 counties, according to Kellie Porter of Beacon Health System, which operates the hospital.

The hospital served around 50,000 patients last year, including emergency and trauma care and assisting with difficult births.

The menu for the June 8 wine dinner will be:

  • Salad of baby greens with market vegetables, Asher blue cheese and pear dressing
  • Cape Cod sea scallops with baby zucchini, bell pepper, parsley and cuttlefish sauce
  • Roasted monkfish with snap peas, spinach, hen of the woods and smoked mussel vin blanc
  • Texas wild boar rack with crushed fingerlings, local asparagus and roasted shallot jus
  • Dessert of Spanish chocolate ganache with blackberry, pistachio, honey and ice cream

The $125 cost includes food, wine pairings and tax, but not gratuity.

To reserve your spot at the table, visit and pay via credit card or Paypal account.

We’re hoping to plan other fun events this summer and fall to gather those who love food and community. If you have ideas for what you’d like to see, let us know at or

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