Sunday, January 23, 2011

South End, Boston - Coppa Enoteca

After a long work week accompanied by equally grueling single digit temperatures, Friday night brought me to Coppa, the cozy little buzzing enoteca on a quiet residential street in Boston's South End neighborhood. Run by well-known Boston based chef Ken Oringer, Coppa features an extensive wine and cocktail list accompanied by Italian small plates. What I love about this concept is that you can order half a dozen or so plates and have the opportunity to experience many different tastes, textures and flavors, resulting in a more diverse dining outing. 

What I ordered: Baccala (warm salt cod crostini), Arancini (traditional warm ricotta balls with fontina cheese), Cavatelli di Pollo (house made pasta with chicken sausage and slow cooked broccoli), Bistecca ai Ferri (skirt steak with cippolini onion agro dolce): all 4 items pictured in order below. 

What I drank: the featured red wine by the glass that evening was the Sella e Mosca Cannonau from Sardinia, Italy.

Other dishes I frequently order are the marinated mushrooms with herbs; fresh burrata cheese with sea salt, chestnut honey and raisins; any of the wood fired pizzas; marinated cauliflower with shallots, thyme and sea salt; brussels sprouts with pecorino, parsley and horseradish; and crispy chicken milanese with greens, lemon and artichokes.

I've just received word that Coppa is now accepting reservations, which will make dining here so much easier! Pin It