Monday, 9 January 2012

Happy 2012!!-New Year's Eve at Lupo

I know this post is somewhat late but Happy 2012!  I can't believe it's already 2012.  The last 21 years of my life flew by and it's hard to believe that some of my friends will be graduating this year. 
 I was hoping to go to some kind of awesome New Year's eve party with awesome food and company but that didn't happen. I decided to grab a very pleasant dinner at Lupo with my boyfriend and went over to my boyfriend's house to chill to celebrate the end of 2011 and to welcome 2012.  Come to think of it, I totally forgot about New Year's resolution and did not think about it until recently.  I have decided that this year...

  1. I really have to save up some money.  Mostly to travel so less shopping and less eating out for me this year.  I will try to cook more at home and save, save and save!
  2. Eat healthier
  3. Try to get better marks
  4. Find a research opportunity
  5. Start a new hobby - I would love to learn about video editing, InDesign, or illustrator (anything similar)
  6. Treat other people as I wish to be treated
  7. Go out with my camera more often
  8. Blog more often
  9. Read more often

I think this was about it... If I think of more, I will mention it on my next post.  To start off on the right side, I've already finished reading one book, "The Girl Who Played With Fire".  I've read the 1st book of the triology last year during the summer but I got too lazy with the 2nd book and didn't pick it up until recently.  I actually watched the English version of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" yesterday but I personally enjoyed the Swedish version better because the Swedish version stayed with the original story and I thought Noomi Rapace did a better job portraying Lisbeth Salandar. 

Anyways, enough about me, I am going to talk about Lupo. 

I've only heard good things about this restaurant and I've been wanting to visit for a long time and when I was trying to make reservation for New Year's Eve last minute, 2 spots were available at Lupo. 

First, when you first look at Lupo, you will see this homey exterior with long stairs (obviously not accessible to people with wheelchairs).  When I walked in, I felt cozy and homey as if I was at a dinner party.  Since it was New Year's Eve, they decorateed the restaurant with balloons which added a festive feeling to the atmosphere.  (I apologize for the bad quality of the photos.  It was taken with my iphone)

As you can see, it was quite empty when we went at 5:30 but as we were leaving around 7:00, the restaurant was almost full.

We ordered "3 ways Crostini" for antipasti and this dish was $11.

The one on the left had proscuitto and mushroom, the middle one had bean paste, beans and boiled quail egg and the right one was mushroom, olive oil and parmigiano peggiano.

I am not a big fan of beans so I didn't like the middle one very much but the other two were faboulous!! Especially, the right one.

I ordered  Pappadelle for main.  This dish is composed of slow cooked rabbit, sage, and buffalo mozzarella cheese.  This dish was $22

This pasta was amazing.  I have been craving for it ever since I've had it.  The broth/ sauce (?) of the pasta is absolutely delicous!!! The pasta itself could be softer but the broth... the BROTHH!!!! I can't quite explain the taste but it sure was memorable.  When I told some of my friends that it's rabbit meat, they were struck with the possibility of eating a furry cute animal and didn't respond afterwards...:(... 

BUT I still recommend this dish.

My boyfriend ordered the rib eye steak with roasting fingerling potatos and balsamic onion

We couldn't quite identify the long yellow vegetable (the one in the middle not the one on the right)  Jae said it tasted this vegetable he used to hate eating when he was in Costa Rica (zucca?)

Anyways I thought the steak was decent but the reduced wine sauce was perfect with the steak.  Jae didn't specifically love the steak.

This dish was $32.

I also ordered a glass of reisling.  $12.

Overall, I enjoyed Lupo very very much most likely due to my delicious pasta.  I would love to come again and try some of their other dishes.  The waiter was very knowledgeable and he was very friendly and helful when we were ordering.  Except when I first sat down, he asked me if he can get me some water and he gave me 3 choices.  Tap water was  not an option (silly me I could've still asked for it...)so I asked for sparking water which was the only one I recognized out of the 3 and a bottle was $5.

The total came out to be $98 which ends out to be similar to the bill we got at Chambar.

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