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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...

Feliç any nou!

Feliç any nou! New Year’s resolutions… we love them! The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year's resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. It is said that the ancient Babylonians began the practice of making promises in the New Year in order to earn...

Our In-House Vermouth Program

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL Vermouth. This is not an uncommon subject for us at Mercat; we’ve dedicated a couple of blogs to it, we serve more than 10 different vermouths, and we make it in house [tire screech]. That’s right; we age, fortify and blend our own vermouth!...

I Remember My First Tomato

I Remember My First Tomato There is a moment when someone unfolds the seams of the wax-covered wrapper on their drive-through Whopper. The motivation for the moment probably varies for everyone: fuel for a busy day, anticipation of a comforting meal after a stressful week, ease of appeasing a brood...

Spanish Tapas: How to Rethink The Snack

Spanish Tapas: How to Rethink The Snack At Mercat we don’t know if our diners are luxuriating in our foie gras or jamon Iberico; or, if guests are enjoying the healthy and fresh flavors of the branzino in saffron broth and Chef’s iconic green salad. Tapas are a God-send for...

Farmer, Shepherd, Rancher: Finding our Local Soul

Farmer, Shepherd, Rancher: Finding our Local Soul Mainstays on menus reflect the soul of a chef. Recipes that have a perennial home on paper often have a perennial home in a chef’s heart. However, sentiments change, seasons change and cultural cravings change. After 8 years of bacon-wrapped dates and oxtail...

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...

TAPAS DE SIEMPRE

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...

THE CATALAN EXPRESS

Choose one item from the first and second course.  Includes fountain drink or iced tea. All items are available a la carte $18 Per person first course choose 1: ARROZ A LA CAZUELA Saffron Scented Broth with Shrimp, Chicken, Chorizo, Artichoke Confit & Piquillo Aioli $8 SOPA DE bolets wild...