Spring's Greatest Hits

Enduring Wicker Park resto unveils "best of" menu from the past seven years

With snow officially on the ground and the holiday season bearing down upon us, who couldn't use a little Spring right about now? The perennially hot Wicker Park restaurant has a few new tricks up its sleeve, including a prix-fixe "Everything Spring" menu offering Spring's favorite dishes from the past seven years. The four-course dinner features such crowd pleasers as tuna nicoise, lemongrass and coconut soup, scallops with braised oxtail and Thai coffee panna cotta. The dinner is priced at $45 per person and continues through the end of the year.

With Spring's super-cool (and spacious!) bar a destination in itself, the restaurant has also cooked up a tasty new bar menu. Divided into "raw," "warm" and "rolls" selections, the offerings span everything from sashimi to short ribs, with prices ranging from $3-$13 per item. Highlights include Malaspina oysters with kimchi and apple caviar ($3 each), king crab rolls with banana, miso and cashew ($13) and a squash wonton with celery and brown butter ($3).

And, finally, as a little holiday gift, diners who spend $100 at the restaurant before Dec. 31 will receive a $25 gift card to use on a future visit (or as a stocking stuffer!).

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