Renowned Chef Jose Garces of Sage Restaurant Group’s Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago offers a charred Brussels sprouts salad.
Having established that 2013 is the Year of the Brussels Sprout, let’s hear what some leading chefs have to say about our newly crowned Cruciferous King. First, I asked the chefs what they think is most fun about cooking Brussels sprouts… Read … Continue reading
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More than 130 Chicago-area restaurants, from budget-friendly bistros to sky-high luxurydining rooms, are holding reservations in the name Phil Vettel (blush). Starting today, if you’re the first caller to request the “Phil Vettel table” at a participating restaurant, that reservation is all yours.
“Our picks for the best places to be when the ball drops.” Check out the full list of restaurants included here!
The majority of restaurants in and around Chicago are closed on Christmas Day, giving staffs a rare holiday off. Where does that leave diners who would rather eat out that day, for whatever reason, than eat at home?
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A Catalan tapas restaurant for Thanksgiving? Why not! Order à la carte or go big with the luxury tasting menu ($85; $125 with wine pairings), which includes Spanish meats and cheeses, beer soup with pork belly, short ribs and bay … Continue reading
If the thought of basting, roasting and frying – not to mention cleaning – is too much to handle this Thanksgiving, you’ve got plenty of options around town. It seems like every year, more and more restaurants are filling this … Continue reading
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Preview of Mercat’s Fall/Winter Menu
Chicago Marathon 2012 Specials High-Protein, Carb-Filled Treats for Runners
5 Chef-Approved Tips for Tailgating
Mercat’s new beverage program in Time Out Chicago. Continue reading
TCW’s “Top Singles” issue, featuring our beverage director, Jake Daniken! Continue reading
“Top 5 Chilled Soups” in the city of Chicago, as ranked by NewCity.com Continue reading
CS Magazine – our December 2011 listing in their magazine. Continue reading
Chicagoist features Mercat a la Planxa’s “sucking pig” as a unique type of meat for the holidays. Continue reading
Boston.com features Mercat and Bodega N.5. Continue reading
Time Out Chicago – Where & When to Brunch in the city Continue reading
RMGT Magazine features Mercat’s cocktail program Continue reading
Chicago Tribune’s Phil Vettel deconstructs Mercat’s menu, showing us his favorites and must-see items. Continue reading
Chef Michael Fiorello of Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago, IL shows us how to make lamb bacon using spices representing the Spanish area of Catalonia. Continue reading
Mercat hosts an excellent brunch featuring a dazzling array of paella, tapas and sangria. Continue reading
Mercat’s collateral and stationery is featured as some of the “best design from around the globe”. Continue reading
Located in the Blackstone Hotel, Mercat a la Planxa creates Catalan style tapas. Continue reading
Mercat is one of the best new restaurants of 2008. Continue reading
Restauranteur Peter Karpinski and acclaimed Executive Chef Jose Garces introduce Mercat a la Planxa. Continue reading
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