There’s something new at the downtown Milford restaurant Indigo By The Water. Restaurant owner Mary Johnson has announced the addition of Sonia Salazar as the new executive chef and the premiere of a several new menu items added to Indigo’s signature dishes.

Chef Salazar’s passion for food began when she was just seven years old, cooking recipes passed down from generation to generation. Her prior culinary experience with the Hyatt and Westin hotels provided her the opportunity to learn from many international chefs. Her expertise was also enriched during her work with Chef Jean Pierre at the Union League Café, Chef Franco at Rumba, and during her time at Morton Steakhouse and Prime 16.

“My move to the U.S. from Colombia began my culinary exploration and opened my palate to a new world of cooking and tasting,” Salazar said. “This diverse experience has rounded out my ability as a chef to prepare everything from duck confit and the perfect risotto to the best burger in town. I am pleased to bring my culinary flare to Indigo By The Water.”

The new menu at Indigo By The Water features new American cuisine with an international flare. Indigo offers daily specials, Express Lunch and a new Prix Fixe Dinner option — a three course meal for $20.

Many fresh, natural and local ingredients are used at the downtown restaurant. The kitchen offers a wide menu selection of homemade items made to order and to satisfy each individual’s palate and dietary needs. In addition, Indigo offers gluten free, vegetarian and low carb dishes, and uses 100% certified natural beef and natural chicken.

Another new feature is ‘Indigo’s Amazing Sunday Brunch’ – kids 6 and under eat for free.

A South Beach décor greets diners inside the glass-enclosed dining area overlooking the water — accommodating singles, couples and families. The interior also features a full bar. Indigo has become known for its 32 oz. Big Deck Drinks, just one of the many specialty drinks offered along with a large selection of wine, beers, signature Martinis, Winter Warmers, and after-dinner drinks.

The deck offers an outdoor lounge with comfy couches surrounded by fire pits, heaters, an outdoor bar and more.

The weekend entertainment menu features disc jockeys and acoustic performances.