Where: Late Harvest Kitchen, Indianapolis
When: September 1, 2012
- Baked Heirloom Tomato Tart- roasted grapes, arugula, saba
- Potato crusted Lake Trout- green beans, heirloom tomatoes, lemon butter sauce
- Alaska Coho Salmon- concord grapes, smoked almonds, golden raisins
- Chocolate mousse
Local ingredients, a menu which is a reflection of “market availability and seasonality”, handcrafted and elegant cocktails (we tried the Wayfarer – Jason Foust, Late harvest kitchen bartender recently won a bartender battle at the Libertine liquor bar), a varied wine list (we had some Côte du Rhône), an outdoor pergola facing the south for the perfect outside dining experience, huge windows facing south, lacquered wood table, variety of rooms, cozy bar, big wall with wine bottles – Checked! If you want an excellent dining experience you should go there. The service is excellent, professional and friendly at the same time. What I totally recommend from what we had is the Trout (if still available as Chef Ryan changes is menu daily). An interesting dish with very simple ingredients full of their essential savor, an incredible sauce for the salmon and a tasty and crispy tomato tart. The chocolate mousse was good but a little to rich for me. Next time, I will make sure to try the spicy toffee bread pudding that our waiter recommended. The size of the dish are big so if you have a little appetite you can easily share a a big plate for two. Chef Ryan Nelson offers a great environment for couples or friends who want to have a culinary experience in a nice atmosphere.
Why: We celebrated my husband birthday and I wanted to try this restaurant. It’s a little far from downtown for us but it was worth it. I made a reservation on Friday night at their location and the host let me pick the table I wanted to seat at the next day. She was very nice. I wanted to be close to the window because it was going to rain and I wanted to watch the rain! Guess what it was raining when you sat down!
Late Harvest Kitchen
8605 River Crossing
Monday–Saturday 5–10 p.m