The seafood counterpart to Swift & Sons offers up a bevy of small plates, and among its selection of veggies is roasted cauliflower tossed in ’nduja with mint and pine nuts. $9, 1000 W. Fulton Market
At this verdant West Loop spot, curls of torchio pasta are tossed in an ’nduja-emulsified butter before they’re mixed with baby octopus, Swiss chard and shelling beans, and finished with a smear of ’nduja in a warm, comforting bowl of goodness. $18, 1748 W. Lake St.
The Purple Pig
Known for his inventive use of pork at his decade-old Magnificent Mile restaurant, James Beard Award-winning chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. pairs blade steak with housemade ’nduja and honey, which prove to be the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. $18, 500 N. Michigan Ave.
An excellent appetizer can be found on the second floor of The Langham, where Travelle chef Jeff Vucko’s menu starts off with toasty-warm asiago bread that can be spread with whipped ’nduja butter and local honey. $6, 330 N. Wabash Ave.
Fired up in this River North standard bearer’s wood-fired oven is a seasonal pizzette topped with Tempesta Market ’nduja, soft taleggio cheese, almond and arugula. $10, 52 W. Illinois St.