THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED New Indigo Coastal Grill
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED New Indigo Coastal Grill Restaurant Review: Jean-Marc Carelle and Philippe Pochet both cut their Atlanta teeth at now-closed Le Saint Amour. Although born in different parts of France, they met in Le Touquet on that countrys northernwest Atlantic coast. Joining forces, they purchased Indigo, and changed its character from Caribbean to French-Caribbean, with an emphasis on fish and seafood. The menu changes every month and a half or so, but certain classics never leave. Start with an appetizer of two slices of foie gras marinated in Gewürztraminer and served with rhubarb compote. At just $12, its one of the better priced foie gras appetizers anywhere. Also good are the crab fritters, paired with a spicy corn salad and mango---the New World touches. Whole fish is a specialty here, such as Dover sole beautifully cooked and filleted tableside. Loup de mer is REAL loup de mer, not sea bass. The pot-au-feu with lobster and scallops might put some off, as the seafood rests in a ginger broth, and is topped with candied orange peel (a bit odd), but the flavors of the seafood are exquisite. Freshness is an ironclad rule in this operation. For brunch, classic oeufs meurette, a trio of gently poached eggs cooked in red wine and served with toast, is substantial enough to last the day. Follow it by the café liégeois, a layering of house-made coffee ice cream with caramel and whipped cream topped with toasted almonds. One will serve two handily. Good coffee is the cap. The wine list ranges the world, and theres a good French rosé by the glass, a perfect pairing with many of these dishes. Check the early bird specials---half off entrées from 5:30-6:30 (except whole fish).