Indebleu Arrives In Washington, Dc

Washington, DC, November 2004 - Opening December 20, 2004, IndeBleu will offer its guests a multitiered experience - whether it's a cocktail at the dramatic bar, a relaxing evening in the vibrantly chic lounge, or a world-class meal in the refinement of the main dining room, IndeBleu has an evening for everyone. Located in downtown DC's bustling Penn Quarter (707 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 2001; 202-333-2538; www.bleu.com), Indebleu will rival the world's top destinations.

The locally based architectural team of Adamstein & Demetriou, known for exuberant, cutting-edge designs, transformed four adjoining historic townhouses into a fantasy of exotic modernity called IndeBleu. The architects morphed the 10,000-square-foot space, with its 23-foot-high ceilings and views of 7th Street and the National Portrait Gallery, into a vibrant, bold, and energized interior bathed in warm colors and swaddled in rich fabrics. The lushly appointed IndeBleu features playful and decadent ingredients, including a double-height entryway, a miniature suspension bridge, an ornamental staircase, and a Parisian-style lounge whose curved mattresses arch into the ceiling.

WHETHER IT'S BLUE JEANS, MINK, OR IN BETWEEN, INDEBLEU PAMPERS EVERYONE

GLOWING GLASS BLOCKS AT THE BAR
The after-work crowd, see-be-seen hipsters, theater-goers, and MCI patrons will be drawn by the indigo blue wall that leads to the swanky 65-seat, curved bar. Conversation at the bar is sure to be sparked as guests peruse the IndeBleu Metro Cocktail Map (inspired by Washington's color-coded Metro lines). Select a martini from IndeBleu's Red Line or a sparkling wine from the Yellow Line. The Blue Line offers, what else, IndeBleu specialty blue drinks. With more than 50 signature cocktails and a wine list featuring more than 300 varietals, IndeBleu offers room for exploration

SWING ON THE SOFAS IN THE LOUNGE
If a sophisticated, playful, and sexy evening of relaxation is on the agenda, IndeBleu offers a spacious lounge perfect for mingling with a sunken cocktail den, swinging sofas, and mattresses that curve up into the ceiling. Cushions galore made from sumptuous fabrics from all over the world ensure a sensual experience. A DJ housed in a pod-shaped booth will spin world rhythms and dance music as the mood commands.

THE ATTITUDE
IndeBleu is all about polish, style, and guest-oriented service. Your whim is IndeBleu's desire. In essence, it all spells no pretense, no attitude.

ASCEND TO THE SECOND-FLOOR DINING ROOM
Ascend the stairway and cross a suspension bridge to reach the dining room seating 125 "where tastebuds will delight" to the culinary treats of Chef Vikram Garg. Cabernet-and ivory-covered walls, tapestry-clothed leather banquettes, and hand-stitched curtains detailed with tiny mirrors set the tone as mood-evoking music plays in the background.

THE DINING EXTENSION
Designed for lively private parties and additional dinner seating, the second dining room features wildly sinuous ceilings, plush booths and banquettes, a cozy fireplace, and saffron- and paprika-colored walls.

CULINARY SECRETS
Under Chef Garg, IndeBleu's menu will introduce Washington diners to sophisticated world-class cuisine with elements of French style accented with the exotic flavors of India. Selected from an impressive field of culinary all-stars, Chef Garg comes to Indebleu with an international reputation for striking presentations, utterly modern style, and a wealth of experience in melding the cuisines of France and India. The chef's artful dishes will include the lilliputian tower of lobster and lump crab with marinated mango, pine nuts, and curry oil; rabbit samosa on celeriac purie with rum-soaked raisin, toasted pistachio, and vanilla truffle emulsion; cumin-scented scallops with orange-braised chicory, crispy pancetta, and holy basil; seared foie gras sandwich with

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