Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday Treat- RPM

I will admit I totally get sucked into celebrity gossip and read perez hilton and yes, I have a magazine subscription to US weekly.  It's like my escape and guilty pleasure to sit with a gossip mag and shut out the rest of the world for a few minutes and check out all the news and fashions that people wore.  With that said of course I watch E! News with Guiliana Rancic and I really admire her on a personal level with her positive attitude with her battle with breast cancer and trying to get pregnant.  Once I saw that she and her husband Bill opened a restaurant here in Chicago, I knew I had to check it out before our time in Chicago is up, plus I love me some good italian food.  It's one popular restaurant! You basically can only get a table at 4:00-4:30 or midnight every night!  I came across a reservation for July 3rd at 10pm so I snagged it.  It was packed there and beautiful!  Pretty good food, not anymore expensive than the rest of the restaurants in the River North area of Chicago and it was a beautiful restaurant.  If you check it out in Chicago, PLAN AHEAD and book ahead of time on Open table. you can access it through the restaurant website: RPM.

Loved the decor and the light bulb chandelier as you walked in the door

One of my favorite things...truffled garlic bread.  We started eating it before we could take a pic!  whoops.
Fried Olives with fresh mozzarella and sausage- DELICIOUS
Provolone stuffed peppers, they are small bites but definitely good for up to 3 or more people
Hubs Dinner- spicy king crab with squid ink spaghetti

My friend Lisa's Dinner- Mama DePandi's Bucatini Pomodoro and a side of meatballs  (they were very light and flavorful)
My dinner- Maine Lobster Ravioli with Spinach Pasta, Lemon, Chili.  Was pretty good and the right amount of ravioli.

Last but not least DESSERT

Tarfuto- Hazelnut Gelato, chocolate shell and a chocolate center.  SOOO GOOD and creamy.  it was like a ginormous Ferrero Rocher .  Can easily be split between 4 people.  

Hope everyone has a great monday!


Anonymous said...

How fun is that?! I follow Guiliana on Twitter and watch their show and always hear about their restaurant! So cool that you got to check it out! Thanks for linking up with us ;)

The Slogans said...

We were hoping she was going to be there with the holiday and everything but earlier that day she tweeted a pic from paris :( It was a nice place to check out. Thanks for checking out my post!

Kimberly said...

This dinner looks super yummy. And how cool are you...going out to a swanky restaurant at 10:00. Sounds fun.

The Slogans said...

I actually stayed out with my husband and non pregnant friend, I drank shirley temple's and thought I was a chic mom haha.

bailey j said...

Yum! Everything looks so beautiful and tasty. Personally the provolone stuffed peppers sound best to me - YUM! and of course..the dessert, but that's a given aha.