IndeBleu Launches Lunch Service

IndeBleu recently unveiled a new lunch menu, joining the roster of upscale lunch choices in Penn Quarter that already includes Oya, Zola, Le Paradou and of course the brand new Acadiana.

Although the lunch menu is still pricey (main courses range from $18-$27), it might give diners who cringe at the thought of spending upwards of $30 on IndeBleu's dinner entrées a chance to try chef Vikram Garg's French and Indian inspired cuisine.

New appetizers ($8-$18) on the lunch menu include basil ajwain rubbed tandoori shrimp on cauliflower risotto and grape tomatoes; behl puri and romaine salad cone with tamarind mustard dressing; crispy "pomme" dosa with curry leaf cilantro pesto; and lobster-foie gras tortellini in green pea velouté and mint chutney. Many of the appetizers can be ordered as entrée portions as well.

Main course offerings include gunpowder basted monkfish on pickled cabbage; ginger studded snapper fillet in fenugreek tomato sauce with spinach and straw potatoes; and tandoori lamb lollipop with green lentil ragout, balsamic mash and sauce mojito.

IndeBleu's new lunch menu is offered Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.