3 fresh ceviches
Served cold and marinated in citrus, this Latin-American seafood dish refreshes on a hot summer day.
1. Province Randy Zweiban’s take on ceviche runs more Mediterranean than Mexican. He pairs house-cured smoked arctic char with olives, preserved lemons and fried capers. $8. 161 N Jefferson St (312-669-9900).
2. Topolobampo The sustainable seafood bar at Rick Bayless’s fanciest dining room is always full of ceviches and coctels, such as the ceviche Yucateco: Mexican blue shrimp and calamari, tossed with lime, orange, avocado and habanero chilies. $12.50. 445 N Clark St (312-661-1434).
3. Mexique Chef Carlos Gaytan puts a new Mexican-style ceviche on his menu every day. But, true to his restaurant’s mission, he always gives it a French twist (e.g., octopus ceviche gets paired with roasted garlic aioli). $13. 1529 W Chicago Ave (312-850-0288).
[Call ahead to find out what ceviches are available this year.]