Saturday, October 17, 2015

Lupo Verde Debuts an Aperitivo Menu for Fall

From our friends at Lupo Verde...

Lupo Verde, located in the bustling 14th Street corridor at 1401 T Street, NW, is pleased to debut a new Aperitivo menu available exclusively at the 15-seat bar Monday through Friday, from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. Aperitivo is an Italian tradition of enjoying a pre-dinner drink/snack to help stimulate appetite. At Lupo Verde, guests can now enjoy an assortment of snacks and small plates prepared by Executive Chef Domenico Apollaro, which showcase authentic, rustic, Italian fare. This new menu is perfect for those seeking a snack after work, or an afternoon pick-me-up before dinner. Dishes are priced from $5 to $8 each, perfect for pairing with specialty crafted cocktails, beer and wine, priced from $6 to $8.

Standout options off the new Aperitivo menu include the Millefoglie di Bruschetta with prosciutto, bresaola, pomodoro, mozzarella, ricotta, Grana Padano, served with a micro-green salad; Polenta e Baccalà, grilled polenta with whipped baccalà, Barilotto di Bufala and herbs; Coupitillo, crispy sardines, shrimp and zucchini with edible flowers and Meyer Lemon aioli; Zeppola Salata, shrimp with salsa rossa, micro-green salad, and toasted sesame seeds; Pasta “Cghina,” baked ziti with spicy salame, Neapolitan ragù and pecorino crotonese; Crocchette, smashed potato and mozzarella croquettes with parmigiano and herbs; Patatona, rustic fried potatoes with house made spicy ketchup; Polpette, cod fritters with red bell pepper, cheese and Meyer Lemon aioli, as well as Arancini, saffron infused acquerello rice balls stuffed with Neapolitan ragù and riso venere rice balls stuffed with squid ragù.

For the perfect pairing, guests can enjoy Peroni on draft for $5, wine on draft for $6 and an assortment of signature cocktails for $8. New additions to the cocktail menu include Lupo Alberto, rye, fennel liqueur, fennel bitters and strong tonic; the Peppino, gin, limoncello, lemon juice and Prosecco, as well as the Toto, vodka, mandarin, Cocchi Americano, lemon and bail.

Lupo Verde is located at 1401 T Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20009. 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. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. For more information or reservations, please call the restaurant directly at (202) 827-4726 or visit