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See Lupo Verde Osteria’s Inaugural Chef’s Table Dinner Unfold

The new restaurant’s exclusive nine-course dinner service has begun

Chef Matteo Venini visits with the first group to book the chef’s table at Lupo Verde Osteria.

It took a few weeks, but the first chef’s table dinner at Palisades newcomer Lupo Verde Osteria is now in the books. And word is already spreading about corporate chef Matteo Venini’s easily adaptable nine-course tasting menu.

“We have about two chefs tables scheduled each week for the next few weeks. My goal is to have five chefs table experiences booked each week,” Venini says of the reservations-required bookings made for the 8-person table tucked into Lupo’s basement market.

Venini, who is also in charge of the kitchens at the flagship Lupo Verde on 14th Street NW and the group’s new Neapolitan-style pizzeria, Lupo Marino, says he’ll continue to design each menu for Osteria’s chef’s table ($120-$140 per person) per each customer’s requests. The focus will always be on Italian dishes with modern flourishes; patrons should also expect an emphasis on red meat. Attendees at the debut dinner, served May 25, were served dishes including truffled burrata, garlicky pasta with anchovy, and risotto topped with foie gras.

Scroll down to see the carefully choreographed dinner come together:

Lupo Verde corporate chef Matteo Venini working in the open kitchen at the Osteria.

Lupo Verde corporate chef Matteo Venini plating a seafood carpaccio bolstered by burned lardo. “When you burn it you enhance the flavor with its smokiness. It also gives a velvety texture,” Venini says of the exceptionally fatty cured meat.

Lupo Verde corporate chef Matteo Venini stirs a pot of risotto.

Lupo Verde Osteria staff pours wine for attendees at the restaurant’s inaugural chef’s table service.

A server delivers food to the participants in the inaugural chef’s table dinner at Lupo Verde Osteria.

A truffled burrata dish at Lupo Verde Osteria’s chef’s table.
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Black garlic pasta with anchovy at Lupo Verde Osteria’s chef’s table.

Diners passing around plates of food at Lupo Verde Osteria’s chef’s table.

Risotto with foie gras at Lupo Verde Osteria’s chef’s table.

A bison dish at Lupo Verde Osteria’s chef’s table.

Diners laughing and snapping pictures at Lupo Verde Osteria’s chef’s table.

Staff bring out a surprise dessert at Lupo Verde Osteria chef’s table.

Chef Matteo Venini toasts with patrons at Lupo Verde Osteria’s chef’s table.
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Chef Matteo Venini and his culinary team comparing notes after the inaugural chef’s table dinner service at Lupo Verde Osteria has come to a close.

The view of the chef’s table from outside Lupo Verde Alimentaria, the companion market beneath Lupo Verde Osteria.

Lupo Verde Osteria

4814 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington, DC 20007 Visit Website

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