From poke and over-the-top milkshakes to smoothie bowls, 2016 saw its share of buzzworthy food trends. If these six dishes are any indication, we predict that ‘nduja, a spicy, spreadable pork salumi with Italian origins, just might become our favorite trend of 2017.

Stuffed Dates at Osteria Via Stato

Whet your appetite with this hearty ‘nduja-stuffed date antipasto, which delivers a double dose of meat thanks to a slice of black pepper bacon wrapped around each date, and a shallow pool of punchy peperonata. 620 N. State St., 312-642-8450