While I will be heading to a different restaurant for my official "I" visit - Larry and I stopped at Indigo in Hyde Park over the weekend. My friend & fellow blogger Veggie Option stopped by recently and had some good things to say and another friend gave me a gift certificate there - so we headed down to Hyde Park Square on Saturday night to try it out.
My dish was a pretty classic carbonara - cream sauce, peas, red onions and bacon. The bread was wedges of focaccia - it wasn't so good. It wasn't warm but it was stale. The pasta was okay - but again didn't love it. The bacon was the culprit - it big chunks and they were sort of chewy like jerky. I'd rather have had it a little underdone or crispier. I liked the dish - but didn't love it.
This was a great sandwich - it was meaty, cheesy, crispy and the dressing was nice too. I really liked the fries - I think rather than a fryer they use a broiler. Some were crispy and others were bendy (my favorite).
Why Should You Go? Well - it is a mixed bag of tricks. The appetizer was okay but a little big for an app. My pasta was fine. Larry's sandwich was good. I think this is probably the best experience I've had at Indigo. I'm realizing as I write this - it's very similar to my former favorite place in all of Cincinnati - Kona Bistro - but not as good. Oh how I miss Kona. But all in all - Indigo was okay.