Lupa...looking for ideas for what not to miss
I am going to Lupa tomorrow with a group of people. We've never been. And recs on what not to miss? Thanks...
the spiced date desert with an almond in the middle and mascarpone and I think a wine reduction sauce is one of the best desserts i have ever had. you are going to be so full that you will want to skip dessert . . . but resist, this dish is delicious.
Was just there last night - the salumi is all great, as are the pastas. I thought the carbonara was off a bit (and not as good as Otto's last week), but the bucatini al' amatricana was good and the ricotta gnocchi was outstanding. Though I didn't have it last night, I also think the pollo alla diavola is spicy and delicious.
I went a couple nights ago and got the pennette con trippa alla romana. If you like tripe, this was the best rendition of it I've ever had. I was doubtful about the inclusion of pasta in the dish, but it really helped to balance out the tripe. It was a little spicy. Amazing dish.
If they have the Orechette (probably spelling that wrong) with salciccia (definitely spelling that wrong) and broccoli rabe (woo!), I would give that a try. It's a hollow, round pasta, squished into a kind of ear-shape, and has a great texture; Lupa does it very well.
And as everyone has said, their cheese/meat appetizer plate is stellar.
If you're getting a dessert wine, all the Batali restaurants carry a Brachetto, an interesting sparkling red that I'd recommend.