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A Farm-to-Table Sunday Supper

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 parties. The 4-course dinner includes a Chef’s selection...

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TRADITIONAL TAPAS PIMIENTOS DE PADRON fried peppers, salbitxada & sea salt $5 MIXTO CROQUETAS serrano ham & chorizo croquettes, romesco $8 TRUITA DE PATATA CON ESPINACAS spanish omelette with spinach, potatoes & saffron aioli $9 GAMBAS AL AJILLO garlic shrimp $10 QUESO MIXTO chef's selection of 2 cured meats $10...

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GRILLED MEATS AND FISH CARNES MEATS BLACK ANGUS RIBEYE natural angus beef, usa - 12 oz $42 CORDERO rack of lamb, colorado $24 / $48 CHORIZO smoked paprika & garlic sausage, spain $9 POLLO 8 oz. airline amish chicken breast $12   PESCADOS FISH AND SHELLFISH CALAMARI point judith squid...

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You are the Sangria to my Summer

You are the Sangria to my Summer You know the classic pairs: Peas & Carrots. Macaroni & Cheese. Peanut Butter & Jelly. Here’s a little Mercat tale about Sangria & Summer. Chicagoans are infamous for their celebratory moods in anticipation for the joyous season that is Summer. As a bustling...

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Mother’s Day 2014

  Mother’s Day Menu:   1st Course Melon Con Jamon, compressed melon salad with vanilla yogurt, fried serrano, and arugula Pimientos de Padrón, Padrón peppers with salbitxada sauce Donas de Xocolata, chocolate brioche doughnuts with raspberry compote   2nd Course Mercat Eggs Benedict, with grilled chorizo, truffled hollandaise, poached egg,...

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Enter the Matador

Enter the Matador There is nothing we like better in Chicago than spring. Not only do we get to remove a few layers of cloths but we get really excited about all the beautiful fruits and vegetables that become available to us. A root vegetable we love is the mighty...

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The Story of Mercat

  Every good restaurant has a story, and often that story is attached to the success of it’s neighborhood.    Five years ago the South Loop, like many other neighborhoods, fell victim to the effects of the bad economy.  A neighborhood that was on track to become the next up...

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Valentine’s Day Celebration at Mercat

Valentine’s Day is celebrated throughout the world and Spain is no exception.  In fact, Spain is known to be one of the most exuberant celebrants of this holiday with plans and preparations starting months in advance.  While the festivities are similar to elsewhere; i.e. intimate dinners, heart-shaped boxes of chocolates,...

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Each Cheese Has A Story

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, ILAt Mercat a La Planxa we focus on delivering our guests a dining experience as true to Catalonian cuisine as possible. For this reason we import all of our cheeses from Spain. Our menu has cow’s, sheep’s, and goat’s milk cheeses featured on a daily...

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The story of Mercat’s Monte Enebro cheese

At Mercat a La Planxa we focus on delivering our guests a dining experience as true to Catalonian cuisine as possible. For this reason we import all of our cheeses from Spain. Cow, sheep, and goat’s milk cheeses are featured on our current menus. Each cheese, like wine, has a...

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