Late Harvest Kitchen

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I am noticing a trend here on my blog…I eat out A LOT. I mean, this week alone I’ve tried and reviewed The Dancing Donut, Open Society Public House, & High Velocity and I am cranking through my Indy restaurant bucket list.  And on Tuesday, I was able to try yet another local Indy restaurant – Late Harvest Kitchen in Keystone.

A former coworker of mine was in town from Philadelphia, and I wanted to take her somewhere unique. There are the usual chain restaurant suspects in Keystone – Cheesecake Factory, Seasons 52, Maggianos…but I sent her a list of 5 options and she chose Late Harvest Kitchen, about 3 miles from where she was staying.

We decided to do what we typically do, split the meal, so we can take full advantage of all 3 courses.

Late Harvest Kitchen is a farm to table restaurant, with a seasonal menu that changes frequently. We had an awesome waiter, who walked us through the menu and his top suggestions. We opted to try the General Tso’s Pork Belly & Fried Oysters for our appetizers and oh man, that pork belly is on my top list of “best foods I’ve ever ate”! The oysters were a little too heavy for me (but what can you expect since they’re fried), so I had a little more pork belly than was probably my share.

For the entree we split the “whole fish” – a branzino with Korean BBQ sauce filleted table-side, and a side of broccolini with fermented black bean sauce. We had a nice joke with the waiter asking if that was a part of the interview process, because if you’ve never seen someone fillet a fish on the spot in front of you, while trying to maintain the utmost professionalism, it is a pretty funny thing. Luckily, he did really well taking out about 90% of the bones (which is pretty good actually!).

We left room for dessert, because we could not pass up the sticky toffee pudding, the house dessert. It was incredible, but heavy, so we didn’t finish the whole thing, but that was not because it didn’t taste delicious.

WHEN I return (not if…), I would be satisfied with just the General Tso’s Pork Belly & Sticky Toffee Pudding for my meal – both are “must gets” if you visit!

What are your favorite restaurants in the greater Indianapolis area?

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