Lupulo, NYC

Despite all of New York’s glorious sunshine during the day, the temperature plummeted at night!

Meaning we’d have to wrap up warm if we wanted to head out to supper.

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Which of course we did!

If you’re not going to graze your way around the city you really shouldn’t go! It would be a crime.

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Dressed somewhat like an old school detective out to solve such crimes…

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Blue scarf // Camel split coat // Blue jeans

Black Choo heels // Black Chanel bag // Black leather gloves

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We popped over to Lupulo, a Portuguese restaurant near the Empire State.

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A lively little place with fresh seafood and classic Portuguese flavours.

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We started, as all great stories do, with cocktails.

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And then shared everything we could manage.

The red prawns we’d specifically chosen the restaurant for, had sold out before we arrived. Crushed but hungry, we happily tucked into what we were given.

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Beautiful ceviche in tiger’s milk.

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And a smorgasbord of other goodies.

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Clams in a fragrant white wine broth (if this is up your street, give my very easy recipe a go!), perfect for mopping up with crusty bread.

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Man eating shrimp in porridge.

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Snails in spicy garlic oil.

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Epic Brussels sprouts! I’ve had a bit of a thing for sprouts lately. Very odd as I’ve hated them all my life!

There’s just something about them when they go all charred and crispy.


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We sat side by side, happily making our way through a shared supper and waving for more drinks.

We laughed a lot and rested against each other’s shoulders as we talked.

There’s something very romantic about eating up at the bar.

We did so in London on our second date, and I’m pretty sure that’s when we fell in love. Bonding over shared dreams, an outdated sense of humor (mine) and a passion for trying everything on a menu!

That was at Barrafina, my top date pick in London.

Lupulo doesn’t quite measure up, but it tries and is still a lovely spot in the city.

Plus Barrafina doesn’t have these

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Homemade doughnuts, still hot from the fryer, with salted caramel and passion fruit dipping sauces.

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All polished off with the classic Portuguese treat, warm custard tarts.

After supper we stumbled, laughing, out into the street. He put his coat over my shoulders, hailed a yellow cab and I fell asleep in the backseat on the way home.

The perfect date night with my perfect gentleman.

New York you were a total dream, sorry I didn’t get to blog quite as much as usual, but I’ll be back very soon indeed!

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  • Meritxell Domènech

    Oh Rosie, when do we get to see Mr Londoner? I really cant wait to see who you are dating! The coat is stunning!!

    Mery x

    • Rosie

      His choice not mine I’m afraid Mery! He’s a very private chap x

  • Marina Holshevnikoff

    The black shoes you listed aren’t anything like the ones you’re wearing. Would you mind sharing where yours are from, even if they’re no longer available? Thanks!

    • Claudia

      Interesting manners!

      • Rosie

        I missed this… what did it say? x

  • That coat is stunning and the food looks beyond delicious.

    x Karen

    • Rosie

      Thanks Karen! Such a great spot, defo check it out if you find yourself in the area and hungry!

  • Yum!! Any place with this much seafood on the menu has to go on my list immediately 🙂 Try Ammos (on Vanderbilt near Grand Central) next time you’re here in NY. It’s a great spot if your priorities are good cocktails and sharing a bunch of starters (as they should be!!).

    • Rosie

      I will! Thanks for the tip Julie! xx

  • Cynthia

    What a sweet anecdote about you and your man. Love hearing about the adventures you two have.

    • Rosie

      Thanks Cynthia! Lovely to hear x

  • Gosh this looks so delicious! Plus that coat you were wearing is to die for!

  • I loved reading all the tales about you & Mr Londoner. I can see some of your readers are dying to see him, but I can quite understand why you don’t show him on your blog – I remember some really hateful comments about your previous boyfriend, besides it’s good to keep a part of your life private from social media etc.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • This restaurant looks lovely! I really like your outfit btw. X

  • Oh my goodness. Delicious, everything! I just love this. <3

  • Suzanne Miller

    What a fun morning immersing myself in all your recent posts. Thanks for taking the time to share with so much style, beauty and wit. XO

  • I love Portugese custard tarts, and this place has a really cosy look to it. Looking forward to reading the rest of your New York adventures, Rose

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • Ella Christian

    Everything you eat looks so delicious! I’m taking notes for my next weekend in NYC! Also, when I go with my family my parents always treat us to one really nice dinner, so do you have any recommendations? We’ve been going to Le Bernardin/Per Se/Daniel/Jean George my whole life so I’d like a change (preferably one a little more conservative — my mom likes a traditional meal). Glad you had a lovely time!

  • A very chic detective though, and the flavour combinations sound amazing!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Katie Stoddart

    I love Barrafina. I once saw Giles Coren there and if it’s good enough for him on his day off then it’s easily good enough for me! It’s food is excellent. I also really like your coat – you can’t beat Sherlock chic! Katie x

  • Those doughnuts sound insaaaaaaaaaane! And you’ve made me want to go to Barrafina more than ever! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Looks like the perfect night out and what a gentleman! Great photos and post 🙂

  • I love your bag and I have never been to this restaurant but it sounds diving and it is actually quite close to me!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • I love that coat! I’ve always despised brussel sprouts. Revolting veg. That dessert looks lush though!

  • Yvonne

    I love your outfit. Nice coat! Love the bag.

    xo Yvonne

  • I love having dinner at bar’s as well! It’s just so fun to be able to look at all the surroundings together and discuss everyone and everything. Great post!

    xx B

  • Lovely!! I’m going to have to try this bar the next time I’m in NYC. This sounds like the perfect date.
    I haven’t had a chance to read in a while and wow, I have missed you and your blog. Your writing and pictures are beautiful and you have such amazing adventures. So excited I was able to catch up and to see you are doing so well <3

    x Anna

  • Katie Skinner

    My second date with my man was at Barrifina too. The perfect date spot and we are very very very much still together now!! I completely agree with bar sitting meals. You should try the bar counter at Angela Harnett’s new Cafe Murano in Covent Garden

  • This restaurant looks Nice And Awesome Coat Style!!!!!

  • Sepideh

    This looks amazing! I’ve had some of the best meals in my life in Portugal so I’ll have this to my restaurant the next time I’m in NYC!