Oceanaire was one of the new restaurants I picked for GenCon 2011. It’s almost sacrilege in my household to admit this, but I get tired of steakhouses. For some reason Indy has quite a few of them and not many restaurants with other cuisines! I picked Oceanaire since I thought it would be a nice change and a good place for Lance and I to celebrate our 5th GenCon together. I admit that I was a little nervous to try a fish place in Indianapolis, Indiana, but I’m really glad we did try it out. We were joined for this meal by our great friend Brian.
The menu changes often and Lance was smart enough to grab me a printout on our way out since all three of us ordered daily specials. Thanks, Lance! None of us were particularly hungry, so we dove straight into the entrees, skipping appetizers even though there were tons of delicious ones on the menu. I’d love to eat here again when I had a raging appetite.
Whole Grilled Florida Pompano
Charred Tomato Salsa, Tortillas & Lime
I had never had Pompano before, but it’s hard for me to pass up the very rare occasions when I get to order a whole fish. I’m glad that I was trained in the eating of a whole fish many years ago so that I didn’t make too much of a fool of myself!
The fish was extremely delicate and the whole entrée was the chef’s take on a fish taco. Due to my appetite, I mainly just ate the fish but everything was grand. I was surprised at how delicate the fish was, both in texture and flavor.