We’re talking Christmas a month early here at Lupa because Christmas is all things family, sharing and warmth, and of course family, sharing and warmth is to Italian food what Parmesan is to pasta. Full of flavour and absolutely necessary.
Christmas in Italy is no ordinary time. One could say that it’s a month full of age-old Italian traditions that carry meaning, love and peace to all. Traditions that look something like a group of shepherd bagpipers on the city streets, elaborate live Nativity scenes entertaining crowds, and street carts selling warm chestnuts in brown bags. It will have you saying “all I want for Christmas is Italian food!” and leave you with just enough of an appetite to make sure you get it.
The thing is, if you imagined yourself walking through the streets of Italy during this time, you would likely find yourself drawn to the divine aromas and plentiful flavours, the lights, and the extravagantly decorated trees. All while enjoying something sweet, like a slice of panforte in one hand and a slice of panettone in the other. When in Rome…
Similarly, back here in South Africa, you would likely find yourself drawn to the decor, warmth, aroma and good Italian food that makes Lupa the closest thing to cobbled streets and genuine Italian food you’re going to find. This time, with Fettucine Marinara in one hand and Crème Brûlée (or maybe Nutella Crêpes?) in the other. When in Lupa…
It really is that wonderful time of the year where family and friends can come together to celebrate the very thing we at Lupa love –family, sharing and warmth.
The Lupa Christmas Menu will be available from 15 November to 24 December. Mon – Fri, lunchtime only. You can book your table here and join in on the Christmas talk – you just need to bring the family; we’ve got the warmth and genuine Italian food covered.
Choose from 2 courses for R199 or 3 courses for R249. Close your eyes. Savour. There you have it – Italy for Christmas!