Plaça Miquel Santaló s/n
T: +34 972 21 12 12
Índigo is a modern tapas bar of stunning blue and violet interiors, located on the ground floor of the four-star Charlemagne Hotel in Girona. First impressions upon entering the restaurant are those of a well-designed space with it’s terrace overlooking a sunny plaza. An ambience perfectly suitable for business lunches and evening bar scene.
The menu befits its ‘lounge’ atmosphere, serving exceptional Catalan tapas with Mediterranean and French influences. These are notable in their fresh and colorful vegetable salads, well-chosen cheeses, and in the excellent quality and elaborate presentation of their primary fish and meat courses.
The mixture of colors, flavors and textures are some of Índigo’s main appeals. It’s dishes are meticulously designed and detailed, starting with their exquisite home baked bread, which I dare say is one of the best I’ve had in all my culinary adventures.
After getting your first impression of the place, you may start savoring the food. I began with a summer salad packed with lettuce, fresh raspberries, pomegranate, green apple, parmesan, mozzarella and goat cheese, pistachios and fresh raspberry. A feast for the eyes as well as the palette, this risky mix confirmed that Indigo is as much about fun as it is about eating.
As a second course I opted for something light: a fresh Tataki-style fish platter. The course included two separate dishes: a fresh salmon fillet with ginger and salt followed by fresh cod fillets lightly marinated with lemon, peas and beans. The ration is perfect for two or as a shared appetizer among a group.
The main course arrived slowly, as quality cuisine always does, but the wait was worthwhile: in came a beef steak herbed on its outside while perfectly juicy on its inside. The steak was complemented with fried onions and roasted peppers, detailed with vegetable tempura. Over-all a very creative dish, slightly spicy and very well presented. In two words: a delicacy.
Finally – coffee and dessert. My espresso came along a sweets platter called “Gourmand”, which will surely provide you with energy for the rest of your itinerary in Girona.
Índigo is a restaurant provides a perfect alternative for either a noon snacks, a full lunch, or an evening outing, with its selection of modern tapas, elaborate dishes and cocktails. The estimated price for two people can be between 60 and 70 €; a fair price for its value!