Porgy and I had an early dinner at SPQR on Fillmore Street before watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince last Wednesday. I had been wanting to try out SPQR in the past couple of years but I was always deterred by the long line. Fortunately, since we went there early enough, there was no line. I had 3 small Antipasti plates ($8 each, or $21 for three) with a glass of Pinot Noir (La Crotta di Vegrenon, Pinot noir, Valle d'asosta 2007) and Porgy that the Antipasti Grande with a glass of white Pecorino (Frentana 'Terre Valse' Pecorino, Abruzzo 2007).
Wild arugula, plums, red onion, fried bread and ricotta salata - $8
Beef tongue with horseradish crema - $8
Local calamari with salt roasted potatoes, salsa verde, celery and olive - $8
Rabbit sausage sandwich with carrots, golden raisins and pancetta - $14
Riso budino with plum confittura and pistachio - $7.5