I wasn't expecting much in the way of culinary options while visiting Indiana. I usually associate that area with big eating, comfort foods, and wide prairie living. When our family suggested going to Capri Granger, a hip new Italian restaurant in Granger, I was hot to trot.
This place reminded me of some of the nicer venues I've enjoyed in major metropolitan areas. Walking in, you're greeting with shots from the past, an arsenal of black and white stills depicting old Hollywood. I'm at home. Adding to the charm were the standards playing in the background, upscale woodsy decor and an impressive menu.
We began with a few appetizers to satiate our swimming appetites. Hours on Eagle Lake created some hefty hunger pangs.
Grilled Eggplant ($7.00) won our hearts until the main courses arrived.
I was very pleased with my Fettucina Del Golfo, with shrimp, olive oil, garlic white wine and tomato sauce. ($17.50) It was easy to share, and even with divisions, I wasn't able to finish it.
Also notable was their Costata de Maiale Masaniello, a 12 oz. pork chop sauteed with white wine, sun dried tomatoes, senape mustard, pancetta and a bit of light cream ($21).
This is a special place, and although it's nestled in what seems to be a rather small town, it delivers big tastes, and some culinary surprises. Make it your special spot before it gets too crowded.