The big game is tommorow and if your cheering for Spain you will want to head to Mercat a la Planxa. In support of Spain's La Roja Furia soccer team they will be offering food and beverage specials to enjoy with the game, starting at noon. Their beverage specials include $2 Sangrias and $3 Spanish beers. After all of those delicious drinks you will want to dig into their Catalan pork belly hot dogs served with a green apple- black truffle slaw, Pedro Ximenez sherry glaze and Dijon aioli. If that’s not enough flavor combinations to entice you, smoked paprika chips are served alongside. The best part is that gourmet meal will only set you back $4.
If you watch the Food Network’s show "Iron Chef" you may know a little bit about Executive Chef Jose Garces. He opened his first restaurant, Amada, in 2005 and his career has flourished ever since. He won the most recent season of "Next Iron Chef" making him one of only six chefs in the country to hold that title. He currently has restaurants in Chicago and Philadelphia that bring his love for Latin cuisine to life.
As a Chicago born chef he truly brings his passion and love for Spanish cooking to life in one of the greatest food cities. Mercat a la Planxa features food and beverage inspired by the city of Catalan. The menu features tapas style dining and authentic cocktails. If you really want to go into impress, you can learn how to say common phrases in Catalan on their website.
So whether you are cheering for Spain in the World Cup or just want to take part in the celebration, Mercat a la Planxa will be the happening place tomorrow afternoon.
Mercat a la Planxa is located on 638 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605