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To celebrate my birthday last night, we traveled down to Indianapolis to
dine at Oakley's Bistro, a restaurant that we had only visited once
before, shortly after its opening. With a very nice dinner (I had
seared scallops as a starter followed by an assortment of vegetable
dishes: veggie "lasagne" consisting of grilled eggplant between layeys
of grilled polenta with a tomato confit on top, a morel souffle that was
the highpoint of the meal, an artichoke chili relleno and cold sesame
noodles; Jean had a shrimp bisque followed by a grilled halibut with
olives, capers and sundried tomato) we had the following wines:

NV Zardetto Prosecco
nose: light, slightly floral
palate: crisp, clean, floral and melon notes, light

2001 Dom. Ramonet Bourgogne Blanc
c: deep yellow
n: initially, very oaky, blowing off to show lemons
p: rounded, midweight, nice acidity, lemons, slight minerality, clean finish

2006 Torres "de Casta" Rosado DO Catalyuna
c: almost hot pink
n: bright strawberry
p: light, bright, strawberries, dry finish

One lovely thing about the wine service was that we were able to get the
Prosecco by the glass and the other two wines by the "quartino," a
container holding 187 ml, enough for about three decent pours. That
enabled us to have a leisurely two hour meal and have no qualms about
the 60 mile drive back home. Of the three wines, the Ramonet was the
most interesting, but the Torres Rosado was a fun little quaffer for a
summertime dinner out of doors.

Mark Lipton

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In article , Mark Lipton
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To celebrate my birthday last night, we traveled down to Indianapolis to
dine at Oakley's Bistro, a restaurant that we had only visited once
before, shortly after its opening. With a very nice dinner (I had
seared scallops as a starter followed by an assortment of vegetable
dishes: veggie "lasagne" consisting of grilled eggplant between layeys
of grilled polenta with a tomato confit on top, a morel souffle that was
the highpoint of the meal, an artichoke chili relleno and cold sesame
noodles; Jean had a shrimp bisque followed by a grilled halibut with
olives, capers and sundried tomato) we had the following wines:

NV Zardetto Prosecco
nose: light, slightly floral
palate: crisp, clean, floral and melon notes, light

2001 Dom. Ramonet Bourgogne Blanc
c: deep yellow
n: initially, very oaky, blowing off to show lemons
p: rounded, midweight, nice acidity, lemons, slight minerality, clean finish

2006 Torres "de Casta" Rosado DO Catalyuna
c: almost hot pink
n: bright strawberry
p: light, bright, strawberries, dry finish

One lovely thing about the wine service was that we were able to get the
Prosecco by the glass and the other two wines by the "quartino," a
container holding 187 ml, enough for about three decent pours. That
enabled us to have a leisurely two hour meal and have no qualms about
the 60 mile drive back home. Of the three wines, the Ramonet was the
most interesting, but the Torres Rosado was a fun little quaffer for a
summertime dinner out of doors.

Mark Lipton


Happy birthday Mark. This sounds like a great meal and two of the wines
the Zardetto and Torres I have liked. Where is Oakleys? Is it all the
way downtown? I will be in Brownsburg near the end of the month and may
want to go downtown for a good meal as opposed to Brownsburg.
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Great notes, and Happy Birthday! I like quartinos.

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To celebrate my birthday last night, we traveled down to Indianapolis to
dine at Oakley's Bistro, a restaurant that we had only visited once
before, shortly after its opening. With a very nice dinner (I had
seared scallops as a starter followed by an assortment of vegetable
dishes: veggie "lasagne" consisting of grilled eggplant between layeys
of grilled polenta with a tomato confit on top, a morel souffle that was
the highpoint of the meal, an artichoke chili relleno and cold sesame
noodles; Jean had a shrimp bisque followed by a grilled halibut with
olives, capers and sundried tomato) we had the following wines:

NV Zardetto Prosecco
nose: light, slightly floral
palate: crisp, clean, floral and melon notes, light

2001 Dom. Ramonet Bourgogne Blanc
c: deep yellow
n: initially, very oaky, blowing off to show lemons
p: rounded, midweight, nice acidity, lemons, slight minerality, clean
finish

2006 Torres "de Casta" Rosado DO Catalyuna
c: almost hot pink
n: bright strawberry
p: light, bright, strawberries, dry finish

One lovely thing about the wine service was that we were able to get the
Prosecco by the glass and the other two wines by the "quartino," a
container holding 187 ml, enough for about three decent pours. That
enabled us to have a leisurely two hour meal and have no qualms about
the 60 mile drive back home. Of the three wines, the Ramonet was the
most interesting, but the Torres Rosado was a fun little quaffer for a
summertime dinner out of doors.

Mark Lipton

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Lawrence Leichtman wrote:

Happy birthday Mark. This sounds like a great meal and two of the wines
the Zardetto and Torres I have liked. Where is Oakleys? Is it all the
way downtown? I will be in Brownsburg near the end of the month and may
want to go downtown for a good meal as opposed to Brownsburg.


Thanks, Larry. Oakley's is at 86th and Ditch, placing it in the NW of
Indy. You can get there from I-465 E by taking the Michigan exit, going
down Michigan to 86th and then E on 86th to Ditch. I'd say that
Oakley's is one of the better dining opportunities in Indy and not a
part of any chain. There are a few more "upscale" spots, but none whose
standard of cooking is any higher IMO.

Good luck, and please post notes if you do go there (or elsewhere)
Mark Lipton

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In article ,
Mark Lipton wrote:

Lawrence Leichtman wrote:

Happy birthday Mark. This sounds like a great meal and two of the wines
the Zardetto and Torres I have liked. Where is Oakleys? Is it all the
way downtown? I will be in Brownsburg near the end of the month and may
want to go downtown for a good meal as opposed to Brownsburg.


Thanks, Larry. Oakley's is at 86th and Ditch, placing it in the NW of
Indy. You can get there from I-465 E by taking the Michigan exit, going
down Michigan to 86th and then E on 86th to Ditch. I'd say that
Oakley's is one of the better dining opportunities in Indy and not a
part of any chain. There are a few more "upscale" spots, but none whose
standard of cooking is any higher IMO.

Good luck, and please post notes if you do go there (or elsewhere)
Mark Lipton


Thanks, I will go there and post a review.


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Great Bistro. Its a regular place for some of the people at my company that
reside in Indy.




"Mark Lipton" wrote in message
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To celebrate my birthday last night, we traveled down to Indianapolis to
dine at Oakley's Bistro, a restaurant that we had only visited once
before, shortly after its opening. With a very nice dinner (I had
seared scallops as a starter followed by an assortment of vegetable
dishes: veggie "lasagne" consisting of grilled eggplant between layeys
of grilled polenta with a tomato confit on top, a morel souffle that was
the highpoint of the meal, an artichoke chili relleno and cold sesame
noodles; Jean had a shrimp bisque followed by a grilled halibut with
olives, capers and sundried tomato) we had the following wines:

NV Zardetto Prosecco
nose: light, slightly floral
palate: crisp, clean, floral and melon notes, light

2001 Dom. Ramonet Bourgogne Blanc
c: deep yellow
n: initially, very oaky, blowing off to show lemons
p: rounded, midweight, nice acidity, lemons, slight minerality, clean
finish

2006 Torres "de Casta" Rosado DO Catalyuna
c: almost hot pink
n: bright strawberry
p: light, bright, strawberries, dry finish

One lovely thing about the wine service was that we were able to get the
Prosecco by the glass and the other two wines by the "quartino," a
container holding 187 ml, enough for about three decent pours. That
enabled us to have a leisurely two hour meal and have no qualms about
the 60 mile drive back home. Of the three wines, the Ramonet was the
most interesting, but the Torres Rosado was a fun little quaffer for a
summertime dinner out of doors.

Mark Lipton

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On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:18:35 -0400
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To celebrate my birthday last night, we traveled down to Indianapolis to

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