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New Items Fall On The Menu At Mercat a la Planxa!

April 24, 2012

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL New items fall on to the menu! It’s that time of year again!  The leaves begin to change, the weather gets a little chillier, and talk of the holidays can be heard around the Windy...

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Mercat’s Beverage Program

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL Beverage Beginnings – Mercat revamps beverage program & welcomes Jake Daniken to the team A la Sir Alexander Fleming, “If penicillin can cure those that are ill, Spanish sherry can bring the dead back to life.” ...

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La Tomatina Celebrations at Mercat!

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL La Tomatina Celebrations at Mercat! Since we can’t be in the world’s largest tomato fight, we decided to create our own version of Spain’s tomato-tossing event, La Tomatina!  La Tomatina is a festival that is...

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Pigging Out at Mercat

Pigging Out Mercat’s “Prince of Porc” alum Michael Fiorello fought for the title at the Grand Cochon during the Aspen Food & Wine Classic this year.   General Manager Steven Serdar and Chef de Cuisine Cory Morris mixed and mingled among some...

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Thirsty for Life? “La Finca” at Mercat

Sit out on the sidewalk café at Mercat and sip on one of our fresh fruit cocktails while taking in the sights. “La Finca” with Grey Goose Poire, St Germain, Fresh Sour Mix, and Muddled Blueberries. 2oz Grey Goose Poire...

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Meet The Talent: Diacos Love

Diacos Love from Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago, Server Team Member When did you join Sage Restaurant Group? Diacos: When Mercat opened back in 2008 What are your favorite foods and drinks at Mercat a la Planxa? Diacos: Rack of lamb and Johnnie...

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Spring At Mercat!

This spring, Mercat revives a classic Catalan dish - Mar I Muntanya.  This dish is created with a Smoked Veal Sausage, Charred Baby Octopus, Arbequina Olive Potato Salad and Piquillo Vinaigrette.  Mar I Muntanya actually means, “A dish containing both seafood...

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Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL

This winter Mercat a la Planxa is having a great time offering the best Bloody Mary in Chicago’s South Loop. Mixologist, Kate Clas starts by infusing wintery vegetables such as Roma tomatoes, plum tomatoes, pearl onions, jalapenos, and tomatillos into...

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The revival of the classic Mar I Muntanya

April 22, 2011

This Spring, Mercat revives a classic Catalan dish  - Mar I Muntanya. This dish is created with a Smoked Veal Sausage, Charred Baby Octopus, Arbequina Olive Potato Salad and Piquillo Vinaigrette.  Mar I Muntanya actually means, “A dish containing both seafood...

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