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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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6 Reasons Why We’re Excited For Our 6-Year-Mark

January 10, 2014

We are more energized than ever to begin 2014, quickly approaching our 6-year anniversary in early March, after ending 2013 with many humbling accolades and mentions. From Chef Cory winning numerous competitions at culinary events throughout the year, to Mercat...

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Chef Cory hosts a Holly-Jolly, Live Christmas Cooking Demo

December 3, 2013

Chef Cory hosts a Holly-Jolly, Live Christmas Cooking Demo It’s beginning to look a lot like… a Christmas cooking demonstration! We love the holidays here at Mercat. Aside from spreading extra holiday cheer, it’s an opportunity to look back at...

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What We Are Thankful For

November 8, 2013

Thankful Trio: Cory Morris, Meaghan Goedde and Shamama Cheema at the Chicago Zagat Survey 2014 Awards, representing Mercat for Top Spanish/Tapas. What We Are Thankful for Thanksgiving – a celebrated American holiday where family and friends gather around their tables after hours...

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