Smoked Salmon Croissant Brunch (Tartina al Samone) @ Lupo Verde on U Street in Washington DC

When Egg Lover Can’t Contain the Excitement for Brunch @ Lupo Verde


Smoked Salmon Croissant (5 NOMs)

I want what she is having! We are crazy egg lovers who can’t contain our excitement at the Smoked Salmon Croissant we had at brunch from Lupo Verde, a modern Italian restaurant on U Street in Washington DC. We were thrilled to come back to one of our favorite spots in the District, and by total chance, tried something super nomnom. We almost settled on another dish until I saw this on another table but couldn’t find it on the menu. You know how much we love our eggs, EGGGSSSSSSS!! Hint, the menu doesn’t say this dish comes with a croissant. Good thing the waiter quickly pointed us to the right dish. The dish’s actual name is Tartina al Samone, but they took the standard dish to a whole new level at their Saturday brunch. The smoked salmon was divine, and every bite just made me dance in my seat from joy. Combined with a fluffy soft poached egg on top, it added that egg yolk flavor that we love so much. This dish would make any egg brunch lover very happy. The cream cheese added a nice soft texture and flavor but still allowed the rest of the flavors to come through. Every bite was so good that we had to slow down and savor it for longer.

This amazing dish should really get 6 NOMs, our absolute highest rating that would guarantee it spot on Top NOMs of the Year. So why didn’t it get this score? Well, the avocado tasted a bit hard. Not a big deal; we still absolutely loved everything else. I thought the price was pretty good for $13 since you get a delicious dish that will fill up even this very hungry nomster. Even not with the best avocado, this was still one of our favorite dishes in recent months. We are absolutely ordering this again on our next visit or forcing a friend to get it so we can have some.

Uova in Camicia Eggs Benedict Brunch $15 (5 NOMs)

Hungry for some brunch, then go no further and try Uova in Camicia Eggs Benedict at Lupo Verde, a modern take on Italian food on U Street DC. One dish that includes everything we love about brunch and eggs Benedict. Two large eggs poached and seasoned to perfection. I just loved cutting into them and having yolk flow all over and add a great flavor to the two thick grilled pieces of bread. Ah, the crunchy bread was a great addition that so much better than the old English muffin you usually find in eggs benedict. After all, this is an Italian-inspired dish, so everything must be more. The grilled bread was so thick that poor weak us had a bit of trouble slicing through. Maybe we need a sharper knife? The different flavor and texture combinations made this one excellent order. It’s a bit small and left us wanting more food, especially since this is brunch and we are super hungry nomsters. Small size only makes you enjoy every single bite so much more. So make sure to enjoy it slowly and with small bites. I guess we have tried out some of their Italian desserts, oh the horror!

Semifreddo Al Pistacchio $10 (5 NOMs)

Satisfy that sweet tooth of yours at brunch with Semifreddo Al Pistacchio, an Italian sweet cake pudding from Lupo Verde on U Street. There is no better way to finish brunch than with a nice and light pistachio dessert. It’s a sweet pistachio pudding covered with a thick layer of dark chocolate. Served in a large plate of orange cream so you can enjoy a nice spoonful with every bite of this tasty pudding cake. Every bite combines three different flavors and textures that make this for a very nice dessert. I love how not overly sweet this is, and instead, the soft texture and pistachio flavor are the stars. Even the cream is not overly too strong. It is not a big dessert and looks even smaller on that big plate, but what it misses in size increases flavor and joy. After all that food at Lupo Verde, you need something light like this to complete an excellent foodie adventure.

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