Ambrosia is a Broad Ripple staple. While they’re known for their Italian wines and delicious plates, Ambrosia recently switched things up with a new menu to keep you coming back for another 30 years. I was recently invited to a wine tasting with my friend Twinkle, and we also enjoyed a few of the new menu items.
We started with a Bruschette of roasted peppers and capers, drizzled with basil oil and laid on top of a goat cheese spread. Visually appealing with the red and green, this antipasti tastes just as delicious as it looks.
Now, this torta was addicting. Seriously. Warm, baked goat cheese with a gorgonzola cream sauce was enjoyed with herbed crostini that you can spread the torta onto. What you don’t see, of course, if the plate after we ate the whole thing!
One of my favorite things to order in an Italian restaurant is the quintessential antipasti plate of meats, cheeses and olives. Amrbosia’s antipasto misto is just that – sopressata, salami, artichokes, marinated olives and chunks of parmesan cheese are lightly drizzled with olive oil. Pair this with the goat cheese torta and I’d call it a perfect meal.
I understand why this appetizer was the last to be served. Griglia is grilled, prosciutto-wrapped shrimp drizzled with a lemon and herb-infused extra virgin olive oil. Hot, juicy and tender shrimp was nestled inside the crispy prosciutto. Just be prepared that if you’re sharing this dish, one shrimp is not enough. Hoard the plate near you to savor it, or order more than one!
Ambrosia will soon be moving, but don’t fret – they’re staying close to Broad Ripple and will be located near 59th and College. Their new menu will re-energize frequent guests and interest those who have not been before. If you’re like me and know little about wine, just ask your server and they’ll suggest something that complements your meal. I highly suggest making a trip to Ambrosia before or after they move!