EatLafayette Dish of the Day: Café Vermilionville's seared duck

by Kari Walker

Foie gras, chickpeas and oven-roasted tomatoes create elegance on Pinhook Road

Step back in time the moment you step through the doors of Café Vermilionville - the iconic building is rich in history and also famous for a cozy bar and courtyard for relaxed conversation and cocktails. But what's really special is the EatLafayette prix fixe menu Café V designed to treat guests.

For $28, you can get a four course meal complete with soup, salad, an entrée and dessert. Today's dish of the day is the seared duck and can be found on this limited time menu.

The Café V kitchen starts with a Maple Leaf Farms duck breast prepared with foie gras and a chickpea fritter topped with black olive caramel, oven-roasted tomatoes and a sprout salad. The earthy flavors of the olives and chickpeas compliment the robust duck to satisfy any game-lovers palate.

Photo courtesy of Café Vermilionville

Two other entrée options from the prix fixe menu include macadamia-crusted scallops and a pan-seared rainbow trout and the desserts are equally stellar - the big decision is whether you'll opt for the white chocolate bread pudding or the key lime pie.

Make your Friday evening memorable with friends at Café V as you end the first week of EatLafayette.

Café Vermilionville
1304 West Pinhook Road

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 [email protected] find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

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