Lupo Opening

Last night was the opening party for Lupo, a new Italian Restaurant in Yaletown.  Lupo is located in a delightful turn of the century Heritage House, a contemporary kitchen that is serving fresh reinventions of Italian classics in a cozy, neighborhood environment.

Grilled Lamb Chop, Wild Prawn, Veal on Polenta cake

Inside Dining Room

Upstairs Lounge/Dining Room

The Menu is rooted in familiar dishes and Italian favourites, but has a sense of adventure and extravagance that comes from Julio Gonzalez Perini’s (Executive Chef & Co-Founder) background in fine dining. Everything is created in-house –from hand rolled bread sticks to freshly ground sausage to pillowy pasta dough. Michael Mameli (Wine Director & Co-Founder) runs the Front of the House and is one of the most experienced Wine connoisseurs around.

Croistini Platter

Veal Meatballs

Pastry Chef Jeff Salzsauler with dessert platter

Coffee Chocolate Macarons, Chocolate Truffles, Strawberry Macarons, Madelines, Chocolate Cookies

I loved the ambience of both the upstairs and downstairs dining rooms and most of all loved the tantalizing flavours of the dishes that I tasted at the party, some of which you can see in these photos.

Lupo is now open and is located at 869 Hamilton Street in Yaletown.

By: Richard Wolak