9.13.2005

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess I take things to serious-like, but with peoples lives being wiped out due to Katrina I can't really think about "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" right now

Amanda said...

Well, my brother's still waiting to see if his house in New Orleans' Bywater neighborhood is under water, so I hear you.

Maybe you could check out one of the many fundraisers for the relief effort that I'll continue to post. The hard-working chefs of the city raised nearly $30,000 for Katrina relief at Acadiana the other day. The restaurant community here will continue to reach out, and I'll continue highlighting their efforts. If there's one thing the people of New Orleans know how to do, it's have fun while helping their neighbors.

Anonymous said...

jeez- lighten up anonymous! If this blog has done anything, it's highlight all of the fundraising activities based on releif efforts for the gulf. It is tragic, but that doesnt mean stop everything you do in life... including highlighting enjoying good food. New Orleans is known for many things, and one of them is their unique culinary experiences. Metrocurean has done a good job in promoting the enjoyment of food, restaurants, AND charity in our country's time of need. So take your tone elsewhere and go visit sad, morbid blog sites if you'd like. If you want to continue to get solid DC food and restaurant news, then keep coming back here- to one of my favorite blogs- and dont post your condesending replies when you are simply reading another entry on what this blog is all about.

Amanda said...

is that you, mom? ; )