The restaurant scene in Indianapolis is thriving, based on my two dining nights out last week. I raise my glass with a resounding “clink” for two of Indy’s top restaurants.
The Libertine is known for its cocktails, and I started my night with the St. Joe Strummer, a concoction of Tequila Blanco, Aperol and Amaro.
I enjoyed PEI mussels served in a terrific garlic and red pepper broth — which I sopped up with bread.
The next evening, I dined at Mesh on Mass Ave, a trendy part of Indy. Mesh is known for American comfort food with some sophistication and its use of locally grown foods. The Gunthrop Farms roasted chicken was amazing, and it paired beautifully with the Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran white burgundy.
The evening was capped off nicely with a tray of locally produced ice creams paired with beautiful desserts including chocolate marjolaine, praline cheese cake, pie and bread pudding.