from the desk of a.m.p

// recent work by anjali m. pinto, chicago food and lifestyle photographer

An average Thursday night, with 600 reservations on the books, at @RPMItalianChi. I love trying to capture the soul of a restaurant through its staff and food.

@GiulianaRancic juggling oranges behind the bar at @RPMItalianChi on Saturday. Impressive!

@GiulianaRancic juggling oranges behind the bar at @RPMItalianChi on Saturday. Impressive!

Tuna and veggie rolls with wild rice, Foodease, August 2011.

Tuna and veggie rolls with wild rice, Foodease, August 2011.

Almond and pistachio crackle, Foodease, August 2011.

Almond and pistachio crackle, Foodease, August 2011.

Cheese Plate, Foodease, August 2011.

Cheese Plate, Foodease, August 2011.

Rolling Stone Magazine party, Studio Paris. August 2011.

Rolling Stone Magazine party, Studio Paris. August 2011.

Appetizers at Nacional 27, Chicago, August 2011.

Appetizers at Nacional 27, Chicago, August 2011.

Fixing her hair in the shadows at Studio Paris, Saturday, July 30. River North, Chicago

Fixing her hair in the shadows at Studio Paris, Saturday, July 30. River North, Chicago

Studio Paris Rooftop, Saturday, July 30. River North, Chicago

Studio Paris Rooftop, Saturday, July 30. River North, Chicago

Studio Paris, Saturday, July 30. River North, Chicago

Studio Paris, Saturday, July 30. River North, Chicago

Studio Paris, Saturday, July 30. River North, Chicago.

Sliders, L. Woods, July, 2011.

Sliders, L. Woods, July, 2011.

Lobster Boil, Di Pescara, July, 2011.

Lobster Boil, Di Pescara, July, 2011.

Studio Paris, July 2011.