3.14.2006

Another Spot for Shrimp and Grits, Y'all

With the opening of Indigo Landing less than a month away, more details about chef Bryan Moscatello's low-country menu, which includes a mighty fine sounding shrimp and grits, are emerging.

After eating his away around the South Carolina low country with Dan Mesches, president of Star Restaurant Group (Zola, Red Sage), and Ralph Rosenberg, the company's director of operations, Moscatello has crafted a seafood-heavy menu of Southern favorites with contemporary twists.

A few of the enticing dishes include shrimp and grits with bacon, leeks, oyster mushrooms and sage jus; a Cobb salad topped with buttermilk fried oysters and smoked ham hock with a cucumber vinaigrette; and a dish called duck bog that brings together duck breast, leg confit and duck liver served with "bog rice" (wet, oven-baked Carolina Gold rice with duck sausage, bacon and tomatoes).

Moscatello holds the honor of having been named one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in 2003 and previously headed the kitchen at Denver's renowned Adega Restaurant + Wine Bar. The waterfront Indigo Landing is slated for an April 10 opening, just in time for spring to have officially taken hold.

Indigo Landing
1 Marina Dr., Alexandria

4 comments:

Suburban Tasteland said...

I'm relieved that the Marina will finally have some quality grub (and low country inspired, no less) after years and years of being overpriced and underwhelming. Despite the shortcomings of its former occupant, the restaurant space at the Marina can be a pretty magical setting on a spring or summer evening. Now folks won't be paying a premium for the setting alone.

Amanda said...

Right. It's really unfortunate that most restaurants with a view are bad...but Indigo Landing sounds very promising.

Anonymous said...

I agree the marina is a magical setting, but low country cuisine can be so limiting...and will District foodies come far and wide to Indigo Landing when Acadiana is still a shining star? A slight variation in menu, but similar. I'm hopeful, but opening a "star" in the suburbs may not garner the same crowds that Zola did, being that it was near the Metro and next to the hottest museum concept at the time.

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