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Silicon Valley Yelp’s Sneak Peek of Osteria Coppa



Last night, Silicon Valley yelpers accepted an offer they couldn't refuse: attend an exclusive preview of San Mateo's newest Italian restaurant, Osteria Coppa, set to open to the public on Wednesday, August 25th. Dapper
men of Yelp rocked Don Corleone full tuxedos, while women
slipped into curvy form fitting pin-up dresses to get into full
Godfather era character. 

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Eager to cool off from the warm San Mateo sun, yelpers grabbed wine glasses to sample a wealth of amazing local
wineries, ranging from Ridge Winery, Skylark Winery, Kris and Batastiolo from Youngs, and Domenico Wines.
Phew. If you think that's a mouthful, get ready for the absolutely
decadent menu bites concocted by Chef Chanan Kamen's masterful hands
and then passed around with astounding ease by skilled servers. Drool
worthy samples of foodie heaven that circulated throughout the night
were duck prosciutto with melon and mint, Japanese octopus with
cranberry bean puree, local halibut tartare with watermelon radish,
butter poached bay scallops with fava beans, porcini tortelloni with
villa manadori balsamico, dungeness crab fritelle with preserved orange
mayonaisse, vitello tonnato with celery heart and pantelleria capers,
carne cruda, main lobster and lemon verbena crostini, salumi misti, red
and gold beet chips with smoked trout, laughing bird shrimp and lemon
verbena crostini, assorted artisan pizza, and desserts including espresso semifreddo and polenta lemon bars.

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Not only were yelpers clinking wine glasses throughout the classy event, but they were also sipping on refreshing fruity Blue Angel Vodka and IZZE cocktails, as they wandered out into the patio to soak up the rays and dance to the unique world of Silent Disco by Silent Storm.


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The food, crowd, and ambiance last night was
truly five stars, but don't take my word for it. See for yourself with all the fun photos captured by official photographers Daniel H and Kyu K, and read the glowing accounts here.

Special thanks to gracious owners Julie and Paul Shenkman and Lewis Rossman, phenomenal Chef Chanan Kamen and the rest of the fantastic staff at Osteria Coppa for making it a night to remember!

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Until the next YEE, SYOY!

Connie C(orleone)

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