Mercat a la Planxa launches Facebook live video, #BarcelonaBites!

Tune in to Mercat’s Facebook page every other Thursday at 2:15pm to watch our new cooking show, #BarcelonaBites! Chef Diego and Chef David will demonstrate their favorite recipes, menu items and specials during the show. Feel free to ask questions in the comments section!

Valentine’s Day @ Mercat 

Sangria Smackdown

We’re kicking off our quarterly cocktail competition series with the Sangria Smackdown on Wednesday, February 20. This complimentary event brings together some of the city’s top cocktail talent, including Bar Biscay’s Neal Neumann, Community Tavern’s Rachel Miller, and Monnie Burke’s Lance Bowman to compete against each other as well our own Beverage Baron Kai Wilson. Each bartender will craft their take on a white and red sangria using a variety of ingredients and flavors. The competition will be judged by Editor Selena Fragassi of WHERE Chicago magazine, and there will also be a People’s Choice Award with votes from guests. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception of seasonal tapas and Cava, and the competition itself begins at 6 p.m. RSVPs to this complimentary event can be sent

Paella To Go from Mercat