All in all I was quite pleased with everything we had. The building which used to house Cheap Thrills costume shop is beautiful with stained glass above the bar and leaded windows (I think that's what it's called). We, sat down stairs in the bar area which our server said was the more "happening" place, though other than another couple and a couple of guys at the bar it wasn't happening down here on a Sunday night. Upstairs was the dining room which is where everyone else who entered headed. Next time we'll have to check out the dining room.
We started out with drinks but the glass of wine I had ordered wasn't in stock any longer. The bar tender came over and made a suggestion for a comparable wine and asked if I would like a taste to see if I liked it. Now you would think that this would be a common practice, to let you have a taste of an unfamiliar wine before you order a whole glass. This was the first time I have ever been given that choice and I thought that bode very well for Kupros and the start of the evening. The wine I ended up with was the Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon and it was very good.
We decided to make dinner out of the various appetizers. We started with with the Frito Misto, battered calamari, rock shrimp, lemon, fennel with a garlic aoli. The usual, good but nothing special .
Next up was the Bone Marrow, which I loved. It was served with capers and parsley and grilled bread. It was flavorful, one of the better bone marrow's I've had. All bone marrow gets compared to the one at Ella which for me sets the standard, it is just amazing. We then had the Beer Steamed Clams, clams, chorizo, cream and grilled bread. It was very tasty. And of course we had the Poutine, that's what they seem to be known for. Fries, topped with short rib gravy and cheese curds. Well, what can I say, what is there not to like about this dish? It was really good. According to the restaurant review they cut back on the size of the serving, but as a far as I was concerned it was a good size serving for an appetizer.
I also had the Duck Confit salad which was good but pretty much lacking in the duck confit and Charlie had the Rabbit Sugo with pappardelle, mushrooms and Parmesan. Truly it wasn't quite what you would consider an entree, more a small plate.. but ..the flavor was very good. I thought it was quite flavorful. It would be something I'd order again.
|Poutine and Frito Misto|
|Bone Marrow w/capers and parsley and grilled bread|
|Beer steamed clams|
|Duck Confit salad|
1217 21st Street
Sacramento CA 95811