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Cava — The Spanish Celebration Wine

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL Cava — The Spanish Celebration Wine The holidays are upon us and my thoughts turn toward celebrations with friends and family at this time of year. And celebrations lead me to thinking about popping a bottle of bubbly to get the festivities started. Sparkling...

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Vermouth

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!...

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It Is (Spanish) Cider Season

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL (INSERT image1.jpg) It Is (Spanish) Cider Season As colder weather creeps in Chicagoans begin to break out their warmer jackets and embrace the new fall season. Here are Mercat a la Planxa we are welcoming fall with a Spanish cider class! The cider class...

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#BarcelonaBites Facebook Live

#BarcelonaBites Facebook Live   Thursdays just got a whole lot better with our new Facebook live series, #BarcelonaBites! Every other Thursday at 5:15pm Chef Diego Amat and Chef David Murphy will host a Facebook live video demonstrating their favorite dishes and cooking techniques. On August 23 the inaugural #BarcelonaBites video...

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For the Love of Sherry

“May I order a glass of sherry?” is not something you hear too often at a restaurant, especially in the summer. This August we are trying to change that. Starting on August 6th, Mercat a la Planxa is offering a supplemental three course menu paired with sherry. The shareable sherry...

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The Happiest of Hours!

  The Happiest of Hours! Mercat’s new Bottle & Board Feature   After work happy hour in the summer is something Chicagoans look forward to all year round. There’s nothing better than ending your day with a glass of wine paired with delicious food. Here at Mercat a la Planxa,...

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How to Summer Mercat Style

Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago, IL How to Summer Mercat Style   June is all about spending time outside and enjoying the beautiful summer city that Chicago is. Luckily, Mercat a la Planxa is right next to two of the best parks in the city, Millennium and Grant. There are numerous...

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The Barcelona Brunch

Spring in Chicago is all about new beginnings. Colorful flowers start to pop up on urban streets, natives begin putting their down coats in storage and the city starts to come alive again. So how is Mercat celebrating fresh new beginnings? With a brand new brunch menu, of course! The...

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Spring Is Rolling In!

Chicago is finally coming out of hibernation as spring rolls in. Say "Hello!" to drinks on the patio, day-long brunch affairs and outdoor festivals. One drink in particular that is a must-try is our Cafe Balsamico cocktail at Mercat. Made with a special blend of sherry, rum and cold brew...

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National Almond Day

February 16th is National Almond Day & one we get really excited about here at Mercat a la Planxa! Why? Because we have the best almonds you’ve ever tasted! Marcona Almonds. Marcona Almonds are a special product of Spain. They've been imported to the US for years, but have only...

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