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 Coppain 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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 crumbleall served in a mason jar. Simply devine!
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??
Comment Challenge: I love trying new foods! What’s the “weirdest” food you’ve ever tried?