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National Paella Day

  Oh my goodness…it’s here! It’s here again! It’s National Paella Day! Every year we are graced with this wonderfully special day in which we all get to indulge in this delicious, heavenly, traditional Spanish dish! Here at Mercat, we take our Paella very seriously. It originated in its modern...

When In Spain

  “When in Spain.” That has been our theme this year and with so much to explore, it will continue to guide our narrative.  Mercat’s menu defines Spanish cooking today. From “Best Of” lists to Iron Chef Accolades, Mercat has no shortage of culinary prowess. However, with great food, great...

Buil & Gine

Buil & Gine Recently Beverage Manager Casey O’Connell from Mercat a la Planxa traveled to Priorat, just 2 hours outside of Barcelona Spain in Catalonia.  Casey had the privilege of spending the majority of the time at Buil & Gine Winery.  Located just outside the small town of Falset, Buil...

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...

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...

Good Wine Makes Good Blood

Mercat a la Planxa: Catalan Proverb: Bon vi fa bona sang - "good wine makes good blood". While that idiom is a fun guideline to live by for those of us who enjoy our aged grapes, it can certainly be a costly one to manage. Unless your idea of a...