Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Walking into Indochine you know you hit a scene still around since the '80's. After waiting for a few minutes for the model hostess to greet and seat us, we soaked in the palm tree laden scene. Finally, seating us in a nice though tight corner spot our model waitress appeared. Offering us the signature lychee martini which was good though not overly thick and as flavorful as it could be. Next, we ordered some appetizers which included the steamed Vietnemese Ravioli with chicken, shrimp, bean sprouts and mint wrapped in rice paper with housemade peanut sauce. Also ordered were whole baby prawns with heads on and accompanying plum sauce. The appetizers were all first-rate period. Next up were the main courses. Mine was called Vietnamese Boullabaisse which included sea scallops, prawns, baby squid, prawn, shrimp, squid, mussells and cabbage in a lime leaf and galagal sauce for $22 bucks. Delish, fresh and flavorful. All of the seafood eaten here was clearly from the ocean and of very high quality. Other model/waitresses came over to check on our food enjoyment. Located across the street from the Public Theatre and the other modelizer spot Butter on Lafayette Street, the food does rate and the eye candy rocks too if you don't mind a little 'tude along the way. The bathrooms here are something out of colonial Vietnam with whitewashed wood doors and ceiling fans cooling us off after a steamy, sexy meal.