With the help of expensive obedience courses, the stomach can be trained to grumble when it wants attention rather than tearing up its owner's childhood teddy bear. Reward your tummy’s newest tricks with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of contemporary cuisine at Euphoria, located inside the historical Buggs Temple on West 11th Street.
Within the confines of the converted church and gospel hall, Euphoria mixes and mingles fresh, seasonal ingredients to construct creative, modern American appetizers and entrees. Peruse the sophisticated menu before nibbling on an appetizer of phyllo-wrapped goat cheese accented by a fennel, pear, red onion, and chestnut salad ($10). The succulent entreetainment includes seared lamb loin, which serenades taste buds with the help of a backing band of parsnips, golden beets, capers, and yellow curry spaetzle ($30). Pan-roasted monkfish shares plate space with demi-glazed mushrooms, golden raisins, and celery salad ($24), and a Gunthorp Farms maple-bourbon-glazed pork chop makes its table travels attended by an entourage of fall squash, grilled knob onions, and sycophantic yes-men ($28). Euphoria also offers a lighter bar menu and a rotating roster of cheeses, both ideal for snack-samplers looking to make a mouth-friendly match with a selection from the extensive list of wines.
- …Euphoria offers terrific views of downtown Indianapolis. The surroundings---white tablecloths and high ceilings---set the stage for a fine dinner. – Gayot