Winter citrus on menus in Chicago

January 21, 2009 10:35:41 AM PST
The taste of fresh citrus is usually enjoyed only in the summertime. But ABC7's Hungry Hound says a number of local restaurants are now putting winter citrus on their menus. From blood oranges to kumquats, now is the peak season.

From Ben Pao
52 W. Illinois St.
blood orange duck soong

From Naha
500 N. Clark St.
Honey Bell Spritzer: fresh-squeezed Honey Bell Juice on ice with a combination of Club Soda, lemonade and cranberry juice
Vanilla Bean, Citrus and Spice Scallops with Caramelized Belgian Endive, Ruby Red Grapefruit and Mint

From Eve
840 N. Wabash
Meyer lemon basil cake with basil anglaise

From Blackbird
619 W. Randolph St.
White chocolate mousse with kumquats, green tea streusal and cara cara sorbet (kumquats are candied in sugar, orange juice and rice wine vinegar) with puree of red navels