Happy-go-Foodie Mom Opens Kitchen
Avec Moi, a new carry-out comfort food restaurant, will open at 701 East 62nd Avenue during the first week of May. In a quaint space in a renovated 1928 Broad Ripple house, owner Kris Parmelee will serve an eclectic mix of homemade meals including turkey meatloaf, garlic smashed potatoes, ribs, butternut squash lasagna, and sugar cookies, and much more.
Her idea for the restaurant concept came about because she saw a need for fast-prepared yet wholesome food. “I know a lot of busy moms who don’t have the time to cook, but want something more than the same old solution of pizza or chicken nuggets. They want to make healthy food choices for their family,” says Parmelee. “Avec Moi makes it simple to pre-order meals online and pickup on your way home. I use fresh ingredients, and make a concerted effort to use local produce and organic ingredients when they’re available.
“I’m just a mom [with boys ages 6, 8 and 10] who loves to cook. I don’t have a professionally trained palette, but I know the kinds of meals that make people happy. And I have a few tricks up my sleeve like French toast with a secret serving of vegetables that kids love.”
She hopes the restaurant will be convenient for commuters and residents in Broad Ripple and Meridian Kessler. The upper half of the building is currently rented to a music teaching studio, but Parmelee has bigger plans for the space. “Eventually, the top floor will become our offices, and the backyard will be open for wine and food tastings. It’s a great space to grow into.”