Friday, April 15, 2011

Tulip Noir

The first restaurant stop on our trip was Tulip Noir in Indianapolis. The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere almost as fresh as the food. While I wouldn't classify it as a kid-friendly restaurant, we were certainly made to feel welcome and the boys enjoyed grilled cheese and pb & j sandwiches with fresh fruit.
I decided to have the fresh veggie panini done vegan (no cheese) with hummus on gluten-free bread. The sandwich was tasty and satisfying, but after sampling my husband's spring saute, I almost wished I had ordered that. The favorite for both of us though were the asparagus walnut risotto cakes. They were in fact, my favorite food of the whole trip. Yum!
In addition to our meal, I enjoyed tea in the most charming little pot and a gluten-free lemon bar which was divine. If you live in or are traveling through the Indianapolis area, Tulip Noir is definitely worth a stop. Do go in the earlier hours though, as they only serve breakfast and lunch.

Anyone else ever been to Tulip Noir?

3 comments:

HAZEL said...

My son and his family live in Indi and I go there every couple of years. i will remember this one.

Meg said...

Ooooh! I'm going to be in Indianapolis (probably) around June. Now I wish the trip was sooner!

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Bonsoir and Merci! First, what a delightful spot to dine. The pics look delicious! Second, we appreciate you stopping by, and are happy that you entered our "April In Paris" Giveaway Event. Wishing you the best of luck in the 2 remaining Giveaways! Au Revoir ~ Chelle