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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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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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Catalan Cocktails for a Cause

October 16, 2013

Catalan Cocktails for a Cause Every month Mercat features a Catalan inspired house-made cocktail infusion featuring ingredients that are true to their season. Our Beverage Manager Casey O’Connell carefully selects the items to ensure that they are completely different than the...

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A Farm-to-Table Sunday Supper

September 6, 2013

A Farm-to-Table Sunday Supper Each & Every Sunday night, Mercat gives guests the opportunity to try the ‘Cochinillo Asado’ – also known as our Whole Roasted Suckling Pig, without having to order it in its entirety because it’s more ideal for larger...

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Spain in Seven Plates

August 13, 2013

Spain in Seven Plates The greatest inspiration for a chef comes from visiting the homeland of their restaurant’s respective cuisine. Both Executive Chef Jose Garces & Chef de Cuisine Cory Morris recently traveled throughout Spain in June and came back with...

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Mercat Had a Little Lamb

July 11, 2013

This June Chef de Cuisine Cory Morris competed in Chicago’s ‘Chef’s on the Grill’, going against some of the best restaurants in the city and graciously won with his rendition of our grilled lamb chops. The Cordero, arguably our most...

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