Alphabet Affair is an annual Indy Reads event that started with the letter ‘A’ in 1999. We’ve made our way through the alphabet and finally reached the letter ‘R’ in 2016! This wordy event is our largest fundraising initiative of the year and directly supports our literacy work. Every year, guests attend a dinner where the menu aligns with the letter of the year, a live and silent auction filled with amazing items and experiences, and entertaining entertainment. Guests are invited to dress up in costumes that celebrated the featured letter! The Indy Reads Alphabet Affair raises funds to help make Indianapolis 100% literate.
What To Expect For 2016?
On Saturday April 23rd, We’re going to be throwing the Rowdiest, Raddest, Righteous Race-themed party in town. Perhaps the R-themed menu will include Rabbit Ravioli with Roasted Red pepper Ragout, Ramp oil, and micro Radish tops! We’ll have a wine pull full of Reds, Roses, and Rieslings! Who will win the costume contest? A Rapper? A Rebel? A Robot? We’ll be celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and enjoying a night of Racy, Racing, Racecar drivers.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 at The Indianapolis Hyatt Regency
Support Literacy Though Sponsorship or Auction Items
We have sponsorship packages ranging from $1,750 to $5,000 that will directly support our adult tutoring programs. We are also looking for unique auction items. Contact Alyssa@IndyReadsBooks.org or (317)275-4048 to learn more about how you can help.
Fried Rabbit Ravioli, Roasted Red Pepper Ragout, Ramp Oil, Micro Radish Tops
Vegetarian: Fried Ricotta & Artichoke Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Ragout, Ramp Oil, Micro Radish Tops
Organic Greens in Raddiccio Cups, Smoked Red Grapes, Grilled Ramps, Roquefort Vinaigrette
Smoked Rainbow Trout Rillettes, Easter Radish, Salmon Roe, Rye Toast Points
**Chef’s Vegetarian Mixture as well for the Toast Points
Rosemary Crusted Barrel Cut Ribeye, Roast Vegetable Ratatouille, Rutabaga Puree, Red Cherry Steak Sauce
Vegetarian: Red Cabbage Rolls, Roasted Almond and Red Lentil Rice Pilaf, Red Pepper Vinaigrette
Black and White Ricotta Layer Cake, Rhubarb Compote, Riesling macerated Raspberry
Racing Fuel: 1 oz. Bourbon, Ginger Beer, Splash Lime Juice, Lime Garnish, over ice in rocks glass
Race Day Punch: 1 oz. Rum, 1 oz. Tequila, Orange Juice, Splash Grenadine, over ice in rocks glass