For six years, the simple math of chef Greg Hardesty’s four-course prix fixe meals at Recess put fine dining on cruise control. Whatever Hardesty conjured up—beef-tongue carpaccio, gooseberry cod, chai-tea cake with miso buttercream—we ate. Last fall, Hardesty (whose first Indy restaurant was H2O Sushi, let’s not forget) added a selection of raw-bar nibbles, like $3 Montauk oysters and bowls of scattered sushi, to the standard set. Fans might struggle with the additional variables, but tuna tartare wonton tacos, octopus salad, and a wild-caught shrimp cocktail are no-brainers.
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