Vida–innovative, fresh, beautiful food

Everyday this week, I’ll be posting short reads on some of my favorite Indianapolis restaurants for seafood. This is post four of 10. If you get a chance to visit, or have a place you think I should check out, drop me a line—I’d love to hear from you!

According to the Urban Dictionary, “vida” means life—and this “smokin’ hot and eco friendly” downtown Indy restaurant is full of life. Literally and figuratively. When you first walk in, you’ll notice the marvelous hydroponic wall of greens—and yes, they really do cook with them! Whether making reservations or just showing up on any given night, ask to sit downstairs for a lively neighborhood vibe, or ask for a table upstairs for a more intimate setting, either way, you can’t go wrong.

In 2016, Vida was one of a few restaurants nationwide, and the only one one in Indiana, to earn AAA’s exclusive Four Diamond award

The Food
With a rotating, five-course tasting menu and an à la carte menu based on seasonal offerings, Vida’s creations are innovative, exquisite and tasty. And there’s something for everyone … from beef tartare with quail egg and bone marrow, to foie gras, to elegant vegetarian options like the sublime heirloom tomato salad with burrata, to the seafood you see here: tuna with buckwheat soba, broiled oysters, perfectly seared scallops–honest, the scallops are prepared as perfectly as possible!

Bottom line: Vida’s an amazingly hip Indy restaurant offering an expansive lineup of flavors. And it’s far more than a meal, it’s an experience. GO!! |

Coming up NEXT WEEK on the blog … how to bake salmon and lobster thermidor.

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