The Neiman Marcus Cafe’s citrus salad ($18) features mixed greens, shaved fennel, grapefruit, avocado, mint, goat cheese, toasted almonds and is topped with a pomegranate vinaigrette dressing. Martin Carlino/22nd Century Media.
Peppermint Stick ice cream, available at Homer’s Ice Cream in Wilmette, is made with Madagascar vanilla mixed with red peppermint candy pieces. Eric DeGrechie/22nd Century Media
True Juice is offering a peppermint smoothie ($7.95) during the holiday season in Winnetka and Highland Park. Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media
The keftedakia ($9.50) at Glenview’s Plateia Mediterranean Kitchen are beef meatballs with mint, served with pita and tzatziki sauce. Jason Addy/22nd Century Media
3:52 am CST December 20, 2019
Legend has it that mint, and more specifically, peppermint, first became associated with the Christmas holiday in 1670.