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Table 45 Restaurant Review: Table 45, located inside the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center, is airy, modern and sleek. The wood is blond, frosted glass is plentiful, and the private booths pique one’s curiosity as to the activity within. The menu from local chef Zack Bruell is equally fresh and evocative with a spotlight on India, Asia and the Middle East, redefined with an American accent. Among the extensive list of international appetizers are the calamari fritti, served with sweet-and-sour pepper relish; and tandoori naan pizza pairing mushrooms, sweet caramelized onions, goat cheese and truffle oil essence. Salad, meat and fish selections draw inspiration from equally far-flung ports of call, but perhaps the most enduring dishes are those that seems closest to Cleveland in spirit, like the beef pot roast with roasted vegetables, cauliflower mash and a truffle mushroom demi, or the Lake Erie walleye with a saffron-pistachio risotto, roasted squash, spinach and a fragrant saffron-onion cream sauce.