About the Chef

Chef David Tallent

Chef David Tallent Bio

The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail is proud to announce that chef David Tallent will be serving a farm-to-table dinner, paired with wines from the Indiana Uplands, at our 9th Annual Uncork the Uplands event on Saturday, July 20th. 


A Bloomington, IN native, chef David Tallent studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and worked with a variety of chefs in New York and Atlanta before returning to his hometown in 2003 to open Restaurant Tallent.  Under the guidance of David and his wife Krissy as head pastry chef, the restaurant operated around two goals – help local farmers and serve a distinctive cuisine blending Midwest ingredients and old-school culinary methods on a seasonally changing menu.  During their 12-year run as one of Indiana’s premier restaurants, Restaurant Tallent received numerous accolades: nine-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, a AAA four-diamond rating, mentions in The Chicago Tribune, Saveur Magazine and many more.  Today you’ll find chef Tallent running exquisite events out of the kitchens of Indiana University Catering.


Chef’s menu will be a multi-course dinner, including an all-vegetarian option, with each course artfully paired with wines grown throughout Southern Indiana’s Indiana Uplands AVA.  Tickets are $125/person, and include a cocktail hour, wine pairings and dinner.