RPM Italian is both one of the most popular restaurants in Chicago, and one of my personal favorites. The space is modern and elegant, and the food is a mix of classic Italian recipes and creative seasonal offerings. You can get spaghetti and meatballs, or spicy king crab over squid ink spaghetti – the menu has lots of variety. RPM is the type of restaurant that everyone loves – and a solid pick if you have parents in town visiting.
Recently I joined some friends for appetizers and wine at RPM Italian, and since my friends happen to work for Lettuce Entertain You (the company that owns RPM and dozens of other Chicago restaurants) they were able to provide me with the recipes for three early fall appetizers so I could share them with you! These recipes are perfect examples of simple, easy-to-prepare appetizers that are big on flavor, that are sure to impress any dinner guests.
These recipes are scalable, so I haven’t included any amounts. You can choose to make enough to serve two or a crowd.