Saturday, September 20, 2014

Coppa Boston: Italian Dinner in the South End



Coppa Boston

Summer dress by Tobi, tote by Target,
flip flops by Old Navy, wooden wayfarers by San Franpsycho

The other night, we went to the famed Coppa in Boston's South End. Nick found a great Gilt City deal for the venue, and we set out to try this Italian enoteca! 

While en route to dinner, we saw the cutest Rabbit & the Hare statues in Copley Square. Love this story & had to snap a shot with this adorable little guy.


Coppa Boston

Coppa Boston

We sat out on the patio to soak up the summer rays before the sun set. I loved the bright colors and how the patio sat on a street corner - great for people watching!

Coppa Boston

We started with the Ostriche - oysters escabeche with rhubarb verjus (and that's just the stuzzichini, or Italian small bar snack)!

These oysters were so good - and very different than any I had tried in the past. The rhubarb gave them a more rustic, earthy flavor that you don't usually get from oysters. It was a pleasant change and complemented the briny flavors nicely.

Coppa Boston

For our antipasti, we ordered these amazing Fried Fontina Bites in tomato gravy. They were perfectly crisp on the outside, and filled with warm melted fontina cheese inside. So tasty!

Coppa Boston

I've recently learned that I prefer white wine to red - it doesn't make me so sleepy (red wine will knock me out), and it doesn't leave me with a headache - which is much appreciated!

Coppa Boston

Our second antipasti was another unique dish: The Squash-Stuffed Cod, with peppers, cucumber, zucchini and squash. That's right, this incredible dish came with a cod stuffed with seasonal squash! 

It was absolutely scrumptious, as the subtle flavors of each complemented one another nicely. I loved the colorful presentation as well!

Coppa Boston

We ordered a Seafood Pasta, which came with mussels, green peas, and sea urchin (you can see it there in the bright orange color)! I was excited to try the urchin, since I had never had it before and always love trying new bites. 

Despite my excitement, I wasn't a fan of the texture or consistency of the sea urchin. The creature's skin is not smooth, but bumpy with tons of ridges, and it melts in your mouth in a strange way - it's hard to describe, but I don't think it's for me.

Coppa Boston

Look how healthy! For our last dinner plate, we ordered the Parma Woodfired Pizza, which came with tomato sauce, plenty of arugula and prosciutto di parma (it's there under all those greens). 

This was a delicious savory end to our meal, but I must warn you: Do not order this pizza if you have an aversion to salt! The prosciutto was extremely salty, even with all that arugula as a buffer. It was scrumptious nonetheless.

Coppa Boston

There's always room for dessert! Our Coppa meal was so good, we ordered this dessert dish that everyone from staff to fellow diners were raving about. Meet the Sciocchezza: A layered concoction of Sake soaked chocolate cake, miso dolce de leche, and cashew-sesame crumble all served in a mason jar. Simply devine!

Coppa Boston

Coppa Boston

Coppa Boston

Walking off that Italian goodness, we stumbled upon this amazing community art project outside of the Beehive (another great South End restaurant on my list)! 

The setup consisted of 3 ping-pong tables melded as one, and hooked up to a speaker system which echoed each time a ball hit the table. How fun is that??

Coppa Boston


Comment Challenge: I love trying new foods! What's the "weirdest" food you've ever tried? 

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19 comments

  1. Love the photos and your dress! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Mel

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  2. You look pretty another great restaurant with amazing food enjoy your weekend.

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  3. oooh everything looks so yummy and your photos are so pretty, love the dress! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Layla! The dress is so comfy too :)

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  4. Great place...oysters look so yummi....

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  5. ohhh .. the oyster looks yummy, your outfit is lovely as always

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  6. Everything looks so delicious. You look adorable in the dress. Stunning pics.
    Happy Sunday
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  7. looks so yummy!! im in a pool of my own saliva after this post lol
    sorry TMI!!

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  9. Lovely post. Love the dress and think it looks stunning on you. The Oysters look so delicious, sadly can't eat them (special diat bc of underactive thyroid) :(

    Caz xx

    http://lunchbreakadventures.wordpress.com/

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