IPO New Urban Cuisine located in the W Chicago City Center invited Windy City Bloggers to wine and dine at their lovely restaurant yesterday evening. The menu items were featured by Executive Chef Fernando Coppola. Chef Coppola’s cooking style gravitates towards simple, unadulterated flavors, bringing to the table his love for seafood, fresh in-season ingredients and organic produce.
Before dinner, the Mixologist prepared a little drink demonstration for us to watch. She demonstrated three different drinks, and we had a chance to try some samples!
My favorite out of the three was this milk shake type drink, it reminded me of fall/winter weather, which is appropriate for this time around! After drinking and mingling, the staff guided us to our tables and the dinner began.
The menu featured 5 different items, which all were delicious. I am a huge fan of seafood, so this coursed meal was very satisfying. My favorite course was the lobster ravioli.
arugula & chorizo salad
maine lobster ravioli
chilean sea bass confit
More pictures from the event:
For this event, I wore my red peplum dress, which is a great piece to wear to work, and can be easily worn for a night out for drinks/dinner. I bought this dress last summer at Love 21, but here are a few similar dresses like it.