July 2, 2014 01:00
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Fine dining without the fuss tucked off Johnston Street

 

iMonelli is one of Lafayette's popular fine dining restaurants with a relaxed atmosphere and dazzling specials that will leave you satisfied. The pecan-grilled sea bass is one of those special dishes to try.

Photos by Madeline Hurst

iMonelli's Pecan-grilled sea bass

Today's dish of the day begins with hardwood-grilled sea bass, finished with a seafood stock reduction and a bundle of fresh assorted vegetables to accent the delectable fish. Not only is it delicious, but it's gluten-free and low-fat.

Some other great choices include the poached halibut, which is a fillet of halibut poached in an Italian lemon-and-herb butter that is also gluten-free. If you're not feeling fishy, try the medallions of beef tenderloin - four ounces of  center-cut beef tenderloin medallions that are pepper-crusted and grilled over hardwood and finished with mushrooms and red wine demi-glace.

iMonelli
4017 Johnston St.
989-9291


The EatLafayette campaign, which runs through Sept. 1, aims to encourage dining at locally owned establishments. To have your dish featured in INDEats as the EatLafayette Dish of the Day or Dish of the Month in IND Monthly (you must be willing to share your recipe for the monthly feature), contact Kari Walker at kariw@theind.com find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.