Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Restaurant Alert: Lupe Verde

Med Lahlou and Antonio Matarazzo of the Lalou Group are pleased to announce the December 16th anticipated opening of their new Italian concept, Lupo Verde. The intimate 100-seat restaurant, which translates to “green wolf”, will serve authentic, rustic, Italian fare in the bustling 14th Street neighborhood at 1401 T Street, NW, 20009. This is the Lalou Group’s forth concept in Washington as the restaurant group owns Ulah Bistro, Tunnicliff's Tavern and Station 4 on the Southwest Waterfront. Lupo Verde will open serving dinner nightly, from 5 PM to 11 PM. Guests will also be able to enjoy late night hours Sunday through Thursday, from 11 PM to 2 AM, and Friday and Saturday, from 11 PM to 3 AM.

Corporate Chef Orlando Amaro will oversee the menu at Lupo Verde, which will feature a variety of small plates, house-made charcuteries, cheeses, breads and antipasti. Wood-fired pizzas will also be available along with a selection of paninis and salads at lunch, and house-made pastas, whole roasted fish and a premiere selection of meats during dinner. Customers will be able to purchase 70% of the restaurant’s menu “to go” including 50 cheeses (five of which will be made in-house while the rest will be made from local farmers or imported from Italy) sold by the ounce, two house-made prosciuttos and several other house cured meats. Fresh and dried house-made pastas will be available for purchase by the kilo, along with house-made sauces and rustic house-made breads. Daily specials will be posted on the chalkboard on both levels of the restaurant.

Lupo Verde will offer a boutique wine list with 100 wines available by the bottle and 70% of the wines will incorporate Italian grapes. Bottle prices will range from $22 to $350 with a majority of the selections available for under $100, along with a number of wines available by the glass for $6. The restaurant will have a selection of innovative cocktails, incorporating house-made vermouth and liquors made by aging fruit in oak barrels. Lupo Verde will also offer five beers and three wines on draft: Prosecco, Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio.

Lisa Halloran of Sculptures of Space has been tapped to design the space, which will feature an attractive 15-seat bar of Carrara marble; hand-painted Italian tile and a 25-seat lounge on the main level. Lupo Verde will also house a Cheese Shop, showcasing a variety of imported and house-made cheeses and meats. Upstairs guests will feel as though they have stepped into a private residence with lofty ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, luxurious wall coverings, and substantial crown and base molding. Customers will find an intimate 10-seat marble bar, and 50 additional dining seats including a semi-private alcove with seating for 10 and a working fireplace. A gated, private outdoor patio will also available during the spring and summer months (weather permitting) and can accommodate 40 guests.

Lupo Verde is located at 1401 T Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009.  For more information or reservations, please call the restaurant directly at (202) 827-4726 or visit http://www.lupoverdedc.com/

Dinner is served seven days a week, from 5 PM to 11 PM. Late night hours can also be enjoyed Sunday through Thursday, from 11 PM to 2 AM, and Friday and Saturday, from 11 PM to 3 AM. This January, Lupo Verde will begin serving brunch Saturday and Sunday, from 9 AM to 3 PM, and lunch service will also be introduced Monday through Friday, from 11 AM to 3 PM. 


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