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Tonight, Jean and I enjoyed a rare night out together, and we used it to
go to a restaurant in Indianapolis that we'd not yet been to:
L'Explorateur, a place with seemingly big ambitions that specialized in
creative preparations using locally sourced ingredients. With the meal,
we ordered a few wines off their decent but not exceptional list. With
our amuse (scallop sashimi with wasabi tobiko, scallions and ginger) and
first courses (hamachi carpaccio and scallop ceviche) we got a fairly
forgeettable glass of Blanc de Blanc Champagne from a producer whose
name was unfamiliar to me. After our second course of a zarzuela
(bouillabaise-like shellfish stew with Spanish chorizo and fennel), we
got our main courses (Halibut with tomato coulis for Jean and trout with
a smoked chicken risotto for me) and a bottle of:

2005 Movia Pinot Grigio (Brda, Slovenia)
nose: pineapple and minerals
palate: medium body, crisp entry, slight creaminess, citrus

Among another 20 or so rather undistinguished white wines, this wine
stood out for me. Like yet unlike many other Pinot Gris/Grigios we've
had, it had the pineapple and rich mouthfeel that I associate with the
Oregon version of the grape, yet retained enough acidity to pair well
with the fish. The wine brought out the licorice-like elements in the
fennel of various dishes, and wasn't overwhelmed by horseradish.
Overall, quite a successful wine for our dinner, which was quite fine.

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"Mark Lipton" wrote in message

L'Explorateur, a place with seemingly big ambitions that specialized in
creative preparations using locally sourced ingredients.



Fish & shellfish locally sourced, in Indianapolis?

Somewhat surprised, although my Nth American geography
isn't great.

greybeard (from the the maritime realm of his lordship; St H)







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greybeard wrote:
"Mark Lipton" wrote in message


L'Explorateur, a place with seemingly big ambitions that specialized in
creative preparations using locally sourced ingredients.




Fish & shellfish locally sourced, in Indianapolis?

Somewhat surprised, although my Nth American geography
isn't great.


Touché. Yes, the seafood was not local (obviously), but most of the
other ingredients (from what they say) are. I'm just reading what they
write, not vetting the information.

Mark Lipton

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