Amis, the Vetri family of restaurants amiable “entry level option,” introduced what its calling “Scrocchette di Amis, small bites from the heart of Rome” this week, Foobooz reports. Derived from the word scroccare, which means to scrounge or mooch, it’s a menu of small, appetizing bites served at the bar, and is inspired by the snacks that Chef Brad Spence and his crew encountered at bars in Rome while they were on a research assignment for Amis before it opened earlier this year. Highlights include stuffed sage leaves, lamb mortadella pannino with tallegio and onion marmalade, and grilled bread and mozzarella spiedini with anchovy sauce. Prices range from $3 to $5. The Scrocchette di Amis is available at the bar, farm tables and outside Mondays through Saturdays, from 5 to 6 p.m.
Amis Photo: Kirsten Henri