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Holidaze

December 6, 2014

Holidaze Thanksgiving has passed. The turkey feast is over (unless you stashed some creative leftovers into your fridge), but what is on the December horizon? Ham, salt-crusted tenderloins, lamb and booze. In other words, the horizon looks awesome. The question is, when...

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Thinking Beyond the Planxa

November 5, 2014

Thinking Beyond the Planxa Without sounding intentionally forward, we have to say that Mercat a la Planxa is winning (think Charlie Sheen) right now. Not only are we celebrating 7 years this fall, but we house the best food and service...

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Chef Jose & Chef Cory partner with our mixologists for a fall-menu inspired dinner

September 12, 2014

Chef Jose & Chef Cory partner with our mixologists for a fall-menu inspired dinner   What’s cooler than a 5-Course intimate dinner hosted by our Executive Chef Jose Garces? Our very own – longtime – bartenders will be creating their own recipes...

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Locally-Sourced Heirloom Tomatoes Take Over Mercat!

August 12, 2014

Locally-Sourced Heirloom Tomatoes Take Over Mercat! Summertime to chefs means that tomatoes are in their season and the local markets will be in abundance of bright, flavorful and We can’t really explain how excited our chefs get when it’s the end...

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Buil & Gine

July 3, 2014

Buil & Gine Recently Beverage Manager Casey O’Connell from Mercat a la Planxa traveled to Priorat, just 2 hours outside of Barcelona Spain in Catalonia.  Casey had the privilege of spending the majority of the time at Buil & Gine Winery. ...

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Tapas like they do in Granada!

June 12, 2014

Many of our first time diners often wonder if the people in Spain really eat like the Queens and Kings they leave feeling once dining at our restaurant. You can end up trying most of our menu, luxurious dish after...

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Mercat a la Planxa’s First Annual Paella Cook-Off, hosted by Chef Jose Garces!

May 5, 2014

We’ve talked about it having a cook-off for years and it brings us much joy to announce that it’s finally here. In partnership with Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet, a few of the city’s most noteworthy chefs will battle it...

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Mercat de la Boqueria

February 4, 2014

This month we are bringing back the original concept behind Mercat with an authentic Catalonian market event in our newly renovated private dining space, The Barcelona Room. Chef Jose Garces and Chef Cory Morris are bringing a few lucky guests...

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New Spring Dishes on the Menu!

April 18, 2014

New Spring Dishes on the Menu! During a February visit to the restaurant, Executive Chef Jose Garces teamed up with Chef de Cuisine Cory Morris to develop seven all-new dishes that are now being served at Mercat! The new menu will...

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This little Piggy went to Mercat

March 17, 2014

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL This little Piggy went to Mercat – Introducing Our New ‘Pick Your Piece’ Series There’s no surprise that we love all things Pig at Mercat. Our ‘Cochinillo Asado’ has been a fan favorite since we...

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