Warning: The following may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13 and those who don't like corn
Inman Park has long been the home to some great restaurants. Bocca Lupo sits close to the Rathbun dynasty by Krog, but enough off the beaten path in a sleepy neighborhood which fits the reclusive nature of it's purveyor Bruce Logue. We did not meet him, but from afar, he reminded me of Freddy Roach, the iconic boxing trainer. Just like Freddy, Bruce seems to be a pretty enigmatic character. Leslie thought otherwise......
|These hands are not only fast, they can crank out some pasta|
|Great looking bar. Not crazy about the stools though|
|It was so hot, I got a personalized sweat towel. Leslie even pretended to be extra happy to be in my company|
So here are the highlights:
We started it out with a few good appetizers (Antipasti)
|Iowa prosciutto, piadina, ricotta with pineapple mostarda|
|The Octopus & mortadella spiedino, shell beans, spinach and marsala|
The eight legged creature was cooked to perfection. It wasn't tough, nor overcooked as you can see above. The beans underneath I thought were a bit tart.
|Hand rolled garganelli, white ragu, celery root and field peas|
|Carolina crab & middlin risotto, dill and cool tomato broth|
|Wide pappardelle, bolognese gravy with American Parm|
|Black spaghetti, calabrese sausage, red shrimp and scallions|
|Big scallops (no shit) , field pea salad, bronze fennel with a dragoncello emulsion|
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