Shelby's Social Diary

Hot new restaurant in Rice Village rocks the sedate neighborhood as 450 partygoers pour in

Hot new restaurant in Rice Village rocks the sedate neighborhood

14 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Grant Cooper, Brandi Key, Charles Clark
Grant Cooper, from left, chef Brandi Key and chef Charles Clark at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
11 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Dominique Sachse, Nick Florescu
Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
9 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Daniela Barcelo, Melissa Edwards
Daniela Barcelo, left, and Melissa Edwards at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
28 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Shawn Fox, Scott Angelico, Ryne Reynoso
Shawn Fox, from left, Scott Angelico and Ryne Reynoso at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
26 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Meredith Parsley, Haley Huckin
Meredith Parsley, left, and Haley Huckin at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
24 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Meagan Wisniewski, Katherine Verity, Jessica Messier, Kira Lange
Meagan Wisniewski, from left, Katherine Verity, Jessica Messier and Kira Lange at the Coppa Osteria party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
23 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Mary Rosenstein, Katie Cage
Mary Rosenstein, left, and Katie Cage at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
21 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Katarina Tehlirian, Dr. Romy Mitchell, Audrey Collins
Katarina Tehlirian, from left, Dr. Romy Mitchell and Audrey Collins at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
20 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Julia Bertillion, Sara Cole
Julia Bertillion, left, and Sara Cole at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
1 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, Mrilyn Vilandos
Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, left, and Marilyn Vilandos at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
2 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Alice Gutermuth, J.W. Lodge
Alice Gutermuth and J.W. Lodge at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
5 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Brian Long and Martha Long
Brian and Martha Long at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
18 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Jennifer Swanner, Rachel Clements
Jennifer Swanner, left, and Rachel Clements at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
10 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Darby Hopson, Charles Gandy
Darby Hopson and Charles Gandy at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
13 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 crowd, venue
The crowd at the Coppa Osteria opening night party. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
14 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Grant Cooper, Brandi Key, Charles Clark
11 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Dominique Sachse, Nick Florescu
9 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Daniela Barcelo, Melissa Edwards
28 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Shawn Fox, Scott Angelico, Ryne Reynoso
26 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Meredith Parsley, Haley Huckin
24 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Meagan Wisniewski, Katherine Verity, Jessica Messier, Kira Lange
23 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Mary Rosenstein, Katie Cage
21 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Katarina Tehlirian, Dr. Romy Mitchell, Audrey Collins
20 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Julia Bertillion, Sara Cole
1 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Alexandra Smoots-Hogan, Mrilyn Vilandos
2 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Alice Gutermuth, J.W. Lodge
5 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Brian Long and Martha Long
18 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Jennifer Swanner, Rachel Clements
10 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 Darby Hopson, Charles Gandy
13 Coppa Osteria party September 2013 crowd, venue

Charles Clark and Grant Cooper have sprinkled their restaurant magic in the Rice Village and if the preview party is any indication of success, their newest baby, Coppa Osteria, is bound for the glory enjoyed by the Clark Cooper Concepts family that includes Ibiza, Brasserie 19 and Coppa on Washington Avenue. 

More than 450 eager fans poured into the new digs on Morningside to sample executive chef Brandi Key's arancini, caponata crostini, prosciutto and truffle bread sticks, pork sausage on polenta, meatball sliders and more. As the partygoers perused the eatery that echoes Coppa with the addition of a pizza oven and dough window, they saluted the evening's spotlighted non-profit, Texas Children's Cancer Center.

Among the enthusiastic first-lookers were Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, Suzy Simons, Romy Mitchell, Katarina Tehlirian, Audrey Collins, Lisa McCoy, Marcy de Luna,  Eric Sandler, Dr. ZoAnn Dreyer, Melisa Landry and Jalane Theis.

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