A colleague at work mentioned Tina’s Tea Room as a good place for a quiet lunch, which led me here a little after noon on a Friday. As many times as I’ve driven by the tea house on Main Street in Carmel, I hadn’t paid enough attention to realize it was a restaurant and not someone’s home.
I had only been to Napolese only once before for an awkwardly tense work lunch and had been wanting to make a return visit to erase that bad memory and actually focus on the food. I finally got a chance to make up for that first experience with a second, more casual get-together.
If you spend more than few months here, you’ll definitely hear about the rotating restaurant, The Eagle’s Nest, downtown. There are some restaurants that are iconic in Indy and this is one of them. After living here for years, it felt like everyone else in the city had been here except me, and I finally decided it was time to remedy that.
Ever since coming home from a recent visit to Paris, I’ve been on the lookout for authentic French macarons in Indianapolis. While in Paris, I visited Ladurée, which had the best macarons I’ve ever experienced. Literally life-changing. So much so, that I started to become frustrated that I couldn’t find anything that was anywhere as close to the flavor of those French macarons here in Indianapolis.
The St. Joan of Arc French Market is one of those events that seem to come to my attention every year… after it’s over. I’ll talk to a coworker who went or see a Facebook post of someone who attended and think, how did I forget about this again?!