A fresh, new option for breakfast just opened its doors in Carmel City Center. Owner, Larry Hanes, is a self-proclaimed “foodie” and an art director/designer by profession. According to Larry, “Eggshell Bistro’s culinary style can be best described as ‘global fusion’—healthy, rustic, fresh and often creative. A unique range of culinary twists are displayed by its namesake—the egg…with supporting roles from sides, salads, soups and sandwiches. The “quintessential quiche” and freshly squeezed-to-order organic orange juice have already been receiving rave reviews and acquiring a dedicated following. A non-automatic espresso experience, siphon coffee bar and Kyoto cold-drip coffee system…paired with a palette of patisserie options, will further delight your senses.”
Eggshell Bistro’s chef has worked at French Laundry and Bouchon in Napa Valley, which are both Thomas Keller restaurants and considered two of the finest restaurants in the world. In Indianapolis, he has worked at Taste Café. Larry created Eggshell Bistro’s menu based on the way he has cooked for last 20 years, and after passionately travelling around the last two years to some of the major food-oriented cities in the U.S. and abroad for additional culinary research. The menu items have been influenced by the cuisine of France, Italy, and even China, just to name a few.
Eggshell Bistro will initially be open from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., plus some early evening hours, for special Palladium and community events. There is no doubt that Eggshell Bistro will be a favorite dining spot before attending world-class performances at the Palladium, however, a visit to Eggshell Bistro is its own cultural experience. Its bistro tables and chairs are authentic—purchased at auction and from antiquity purveyors, they originally resided in Parisian cafés. Other urban European artifacts will also grace its décor. Larry describes the atmospheric vibe as “a culmination of unique vintage-industrialism, modernism, and functionalism…all blended with warm touches in a very ‘London loft-like’ way.”
Be sure to check it out!