Where to go: The Lemon Bar
Address: 95 E. Pine St., Zionsville
What to get: Butter-poached shrimp salad
Anna’s take: If spring has a taste, it’s this salad. I had never been to The Lemon Bar prior to this review, and it is the cutest little restaurant I have yet to come across. A burst of pastel colors adorn the inside, and there is a beautiful pastry display, making this little spot perfect for baby or bridal showers (neither of which I will be participating in anytime soon, by the way).
The butter-poached shrimp salad is a refreshing combination of spring-mix lettuce topped with creamy avocado, roasted corn, pickled shallots and brilliantly colored watermelon radishes. And let’s not forget the plentiful butter-poached shrimp (if you read last week’s At the Table with Anna, you know how particular I am with the amount of seafood in my dish). A green goddess dressing pulls the dish together.
I also sampled the mushroom brie soup ($8), which is available daily. Another favorite to try is the Thai chili Brussels sprouts, available as an appetizer ($11) or a side. Even if you don’t like Brussels, I promise you’ll like these. They’re tossed with sweet and spicy Thai chili sauce and topped with fried shallots and Fresno chilis. Yum.
Suggested pairings: The Lemon Bar has an excellent selection of cocktails to pair with its dishes, but I would suggest The Lemon Bar Boozy Latte. It tastes exactly as it sounds – all coffee and booze (Pritchard’s Sweet Lucy bourbon, to be exact) – and there’s really not a better combination, in my opinion.