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National Almond Day

  Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL Can you believe we are already into 2017? Here at Mercat we are getting more & more excited about opening the doors of our newly renovated space in our Main Dining Room. January was full of planning, showings & dreaming of all the...

THE LAST FRONTIER

THE LAST FRONTIER If you’ve been to Spain you’ve probably had fluffy, rich croquettes or garlic-y gambas. Maybe you’ve discovered the simplistic elegance of olive oil, anchovies and crusty pan de horno. Tempranillo & Albarino poured freely… always. However, there’s more to Spanish cuisine then the delicious staples listed above....

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

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 garnering both local and national media coverage month after month...

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...

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,...

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...

Wam Bam Instagram!

Wam Bam Instagram! If you’ve been out to eat lately, you’ve probably noticed a new trend at the dinner table: personal food photos, taken on smartphones.  It’s become such a popular trend that it’s spawned this hilarious video about people who repetitively take photos of everything they consume, as well...