The Lamb Shank That’s a Sophisticated, Fall-off-the-Bone Masterpiece

Lamb Shank at Lupo | Hidden Gems Vancouver

The first time I ate at Lupo, it was a transcendent experience for me. Superior ingredients, elegant plating, and a delicate finesse are par for the course at this signature downtown restaurant. When I dropped in on a weekend and ordered their Lamb Shank, they had no trouble maintaining their stellar reputation.

As we arrived at Lupo, we were greeted with a smile and led upstairs to a spacious dining area flowing with natural light. White linens draped the tables, and we got a coveted spot by the windows. Unsure of what to order, I asked our server to choose for me. Cue Lupo’s Lamb Shank.

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As our server gently placed the lamb on our table, the sheer size of it immediately caught my attention. Although a knife was placed on the side of my plate, it was completely unnecessary. In fact, I almost didn’t need the fork.

At first glance, I could tell the lamb shank was a fall-off-the-bone masterpiece.

I admired its rich, deep, burgundy colour. Braised in a tomato and red wine sauce, the lamb sat perched on top of a bed of bright “risi + bisi” – a delicious combination of risotto and peas.

Lamb Shank at Lupo | Hidden Gems Vancouver

As I scooped up my first forkful, the lamb slid effortlessly off the bone. With the first bite, it was obvious that the savoury lamb and the warm, fragrant cinnamon were a perfect match. In contrast, the risotto and peas were a velvety, creamy complement to the rich flavours in the lamb.

The mouthwatering smell of the lamb shanks eventually enticed my husband, who doesn’t traditionally eat lamb. He snuck a forkful and admitted, without hesitation, this dish was delectable.

Lamb Shank at Lupo | Hidden Gems Vancouver

I appreciated every bite of the Lamb Shank. With each juicy mouthful, I fell even more in love with these flavours! I adored the robust flavour of the red wine and admired the addition of the woodsy, spicy cinnamon. Finally, I loved pairing the tender lamb with the soft, flavourful risi + bisi.

Simply put, Lupo’s Lamb Shank was succulent, sophisticated, and flawless.

Restaurant: Lupo

Featured Dish Name: Lamb Shank

Dish Type: Lamb

Available For: Dinner

Dish Price: $39.00

Flavour Profile: Savoury

Served: Hot

Portion Size: Large

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