It’s Christmas in July at Tony’s Steak and Seafood of Indianapolis

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June 2022

We invite you to join us and our fellow collaborators on July 26, 2022, for “Christmas in July” at Tony’s Steak and Seafood of Indianapolis for another exquisite “themed” wine-pairing dinner benefiting the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) Foundation.

Tony Ricci, proprietor, and his staff understand the value of community partnerships and that in order for an organization and/or business to succeed in these times, we all must lift each other up and support one another.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the remarkable team at Tony’s for their continued support of the CCPL Foundation and to spotlight the first-class service and commitment to excellence that Tony’s staff exudes each and every visit!

Hat’s Off to Tony Ricci and His Exceptional Team

General Manager Michael Morgan spoke with us about what makes their team unique from the neighboring businesses.

“We have stayed true to what we do,” Morgan said. “We’re not going to cut corners on anything, and if the product isn’t good, we’d rather say we’re sorry but it’s not up to our standards than try to push out a mediocre product.”

Another point that Morgan emphasized is that they treat their staff like they do their patrons—like they’re members of their own family. Which is one of the reasons why they’ve retained such exceptional team members throughout the pandemic and the challenging months that proceeded.

“When we’ve had enough for one night and the team has worked hard and given their best, we don’t want to choke on the tail at the end of the night, so when we’ve had enough for one night—we’ve had enough,” Morgan said. “We’re not going to push our staff as far as we can and compromise the integrity of service or food. Other restaurants would say, ‘Oh, they’re still coming in’ and fill more tables, and that’s when mistakes happen, and the experience isn’t what it should be.”

For those who have attended previous wine-pairing events with us, we do not have to sell you on the delectable dishes and superb wines that are served, nor do we have to explain the incomparable service provided by Morgan and his team. One does not need to attend one of these fundraising dinners to receive that level of service and attention to detail—these are simply the Tony’s standard!

Tony’s Steaks and Seafood

“We try to throw a party every night,” Morgan emphasized. “We’re so fortunate and humbled that people come to see us.”

Tony’s has not changed its menu since opening in Indianapolis—Morgan stated that’s because they believe in their menu that much—but for these specialty dinners, Tony’s Corporate Chef de cuisine Ryan Montgomery creates a feast for the eyes as well as the palate and creates a minimum of five delectable courses that Morgan pairs with some of the world’s most exceptional wines.

As a twist, this upcoming wine-pairing dinner will be themed “Christmas in July.” We can hardly wait to see what Chef Ryan prepares for the evening’s courses! Attendees are encouraged to don their holiday attire or some holiday-themed accessories—bearing in mind, it will be July in the Hoosier state.

Christmas in July at Tony’s

An Invaluable Community Partnership to the Carmel Community

The previous dinners of this quarterly series were sellouts and an astounding success for the CCPL Foundation. Ricci donates the cost, including food, wine and venue, so that the foundation retains all of the proceeds generated from these dinners.

Programming and resources such as those offered by CCPL are made possible through the generosity of its donors and supporters like Ricci and his staff.

Seats for this upcoming dinner are limited! To request more information and/or to reserve your seats for the next Tasting at Tony’s of Indianapolis Benefiting the Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, please email Elizabeth Hamilton at [email protected].

For more information about or to make reservations to dine with your family or friends at Tony’s at Indianapolis, visit