Oct 042017
 

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Mercadito Chicago, River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant and Molise PR client, is celebrating Día de los Muertos with a special Día de los Muertos themed Mixology Academy course on Saturday, October 14 and Experiential Dinner on Monday, October 23.

Mixology Academy – Saturday, Oct. 14 at 3 p.m.

cb8d4e6bbdddb431ae767c3b_560x372Shake things up at La Mez Agave Lounge, downstairs at Mercadito, with a special Día de los Muertos Mixology Academy course Saturday, October 14 at 3 p.m. The course, led by Beverage Director Paul Tanguay, will feature Casamigos Tequila, and highlight Mercadito’s signature Pepino el Pyu, Little Market and Casa Manhattan cocktails. Appetizers will also be provided by Mercadito Chicago’s Chef Aldo Ayala.

The Día de los Muertos Mixology Academy costs $45 per guest. Reservations are required.

Experiential Dinner – Monday, Oct. 23 from 6-9 p.m.

Guests are invited to enjoy five courses accompanied by five Casamigos Tequila cocktails. The dinner is hosted by Monica Dim of Casamigos Tequila and Chef Aldo Ayala of Mercadito.

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The festivities begin with Sopa de Calabaza, roasted pumpkin, mole spices, pomegranate and crispy sage.

Guests will then revel in Tamal de Camarón, banana leaf wrapped corn masa, shrimp, chayote, green beans, mole Amarillo, crema fresca and crispy shallots.

Next on the menu is Taco de Mixiote de Cordero, guajillo marinated braised lamb, maguey leaf, caramelized sweet potato, tomatillo salsa and crispy sweet potato.

For the fourth course, guests will be treated to Callo de Hacha, pan-seared diver scallops, butternut squash hash, roasted jalapeño, pumpkin seed vinaigrette and crispy brussels sprouts.

To end with a traditional treat, guests will enjoy Pan de Muerto, Mexican chocolate, mezcal whipped cream, cinnamon, vanilla and orange zest.

The Día de los Muertos Experiential Dinner is $85 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 312.329.9555 or visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

Aug 042017
 

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Hasta la vista! Mercadito Chicago, a Chicago PR client, is taking guests on a culinary journey down the Gulf of Mexico region with a special Summer Experiential Dinner on Monday, August 21 from 6-9 p.m.

Hosted by Corporate Chef Aldo Ayala and special guest Paul Sauter of Diageo, guests are invited to indulge in five courses accompanied by five Zacapa Rum pours.

First stop on the tour is Xalapa, the capital city of Veracruz, where guests are welcomed with Jalapeños Rellenos de Minilla, pickled jalapeños stuffed with tuna; Garnacha de Res, corn tortilla, braised beef and chile morita; and Camarón, coconut batter shrimp, pineapple marmalade and pickled red onion.

The journey continues south to Veracruz with a special Ceviche, lime marinated fish, red onion, tomato, pickled jalapeños, olives, parsley, tomato-citrus broth and crispy capers.

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Next, guests head back north to Tamaulipas with Jaibas, lightly fried blue crab meat stuffed shells, tomato sofrito, garlic, parsley, Serrano chiles and breadcrumbs.

Guests will then take a stroll down the historic district of Campeche with Pollo Pibil, Achiote marinated braised chicken, banana leaf, pickled red onions and habaneros, sour orange salsita, mustard seeds and burnt tortillas.

The journey ends on a sweet note back in Veracruz with Vainilla, vanilla bean flan, piloncillo caramel and vanilla bean toasted nuts.

The Summer Experiential Dinner is $75 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call 312-329-9555 or visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

Jul 282017
 

Savor The Summer at Mercadito Chicago
Celebrate Ladies Night on National Girlfriends Day
& Recover with a Special Brunch Menu on International Hangover Day

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PLUS, fuel up for the music festival of the year with a complimentary order of Chilaquiles with proof of fest wristband!

Mercadito Chicago, a Molise PR client, is taking advantage of summer in the city by rolling out an exciting lineup of upcoming events, including a special offering for National Girlfriends Day, a complimentary brunch menu item during music festival weekend and a brunch sharing menu for International Hangover Day.

National Girlfriends Day, August 1

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It’s Ladies Night! To celebrate National Girlfriends Day on August 1, ladies will receive a complimentary tequila beverage with the purchase of a menu item from 11:30 am to close. Ladies are invited to stop in with colleagues, a childhood friend, family member, or even an old college roommate and drink to this special friendship. Groups of four or more are required to receive the complimentary beverage.

 

Complimentary Chilaquiles with Music Festival Wristband, August 5 – 6

Fuel up, music lovers! Before hitting Chicago’s hottest music fest, fans are invited to stop in with their festival wristband Saturday, August 5 – Sunday, August 6 from 11 am to 3 pm to receive a complimentary order of Chilaquiles with a purchase of any entree. Limit one complimentary order per table.

International Hangover Day, August 5

Join Mercadito Chicago for the hair of the dog on International Hangover Day on Saturday, August 5 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a special brunch sharing menu including your choice of three menu items for the table and bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.

Breakfast favorites include: Huevos Rancheros, sunny-side up eggs, soft corn tortilla, black bean hash, salsa roja, salsa verde; Huevos Ahogado10f55c2262bd3050873677b0_560x372s, poached eggs, crispy corn bread, chipotle-hollandaise sauce; Chilaquiles, corn tortilla chips, Mexican cheese, crema fresca, choice of creamy tomatillo sauce or roja sauce (add fried egg for $2); Enchiladas, shredded chicken, four chiles roasted tomato sauce and Mexican cheese; Carnitas Hash, crispy potato, braised pork, fried egg and onion; or Pancakes, manchego cheese, strawberries, cinnamon butter, maple syrup.

Featured taco options include Espada, Estilo Baja, Camarón, Carne, Pollo, Carnitas de Puerco, Pastor and Hongos.

The International Hangover Day brunch sharing menu is $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are limited to a two hour maximum. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 312.329.9555.

For more information, visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com/chicago.

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Jul 122017
 

Sip, Sip, Olé!  Celebrate National Tequila Day at Mercadito Chicago  

Enjoy a special prix fixe menu including your choice of specialty tequila cocktail

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Salud! Mercadito Chicago, Molise PR client, is raising a glass to National Tequila Day with a special prix fixe menu including a specialty Mercadito tequila cocktail of your choice, available on Monday, July 24 from 3 p.m. to Midnight.

The National Tequila Day prix fixe menu costs $35 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and includes a trio of guacamole, two dishes of ceviches or botanas, four tacos, one side dish, a dessert of your choice and specialty tequila cocktail.

First, pick your beverage of choice from Mercadito’s offering of specialty tequila cocktails including: Margarita Tradicional, Gato Amargo, La Vida Rosa, Pepino el Pyu, Hibis-Calyptus, Casagria, V-9, Little Market, Paloma Diabla, Misty’s Sleeve, One-Thumbed Mayan, Smokey Pablo, Big Nose Goes to Mexico and Tres Viejos.

Begin your meal with a trio of guacamole including Tradicional, Mango, and Toreado. Next, choose two from the following: Ceviches include Camarón, Mixto, and Dorado; and Botanas including Flautas, Queso Fundido, and Corn Masa Quesadillas.

Taco options include (must be four of the same): Espada, blackened swordfish, chile de árbol aioli, cabbage-jalapeño slaw; Estilo Baja, beer-battered mahi-mahi, chipotle aioli, Mexican coleslaw; Camarón, shrimp, roasted garlic, avocado, chipotle mojo; Carne, ancho-marinated skirt steak, onion, cilantro, asparagus, leek-poblano salsa, crispy shallots; Pollo, thyme–marinated chicken, corn, scallions, garlic mojo, crispy red onions; Carnitas de Puerco, braised pork, cabbage, onions, cilantro, peanut salsa, chicharrón; and Hongos, wild mushrooms, onion, cilantro, salsa verde, queso fresco, radish, crema fresca.

Featured side selections include: Brussels Sprouts, Mac & Cheese, Elote Mexicano, Green Rice Casserole, Plátanos Machos and Arroz y Frijoles.

Finish on a sweet note with dessert options including: Torrejas de Bolillo, Pastel de Chocolate, Tres Leches, and Flan de Cajeta.

For more information or to make your reservations, call 312-329-9555 or visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

Jun 162017
 

¡Hace calor aquí! Chicago Restaurant PR client Mercadito Chicago, is welcoming summer with their monthly Mixology Academy course on Saturday, June 17 and Dame Calor Experiential Dinner on Monday, June 19.

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June Mixology Academy with Bulleit Bourbon – Saturday, June 17 at 3 p.m.

Just in time for summer, La Mez Agave Lounge, located downstairs at Mercadito, hosts its monthly Mixology Academy course, led by Beverage Director Paul Tanguay. The course will feature cocktails crafted with Bulleit Bourbon.

Guests are invited to learn insider tips and techniques to craft perfectly balanced cocktails at home, all while absorbing a bit of useful alcohol history about Bulleit Bourbon and getting saucy with friends and classmates. Appetizers will be provided, courtesy of Mercadito Chicago’s Executive Chef Patricio Sandoval. Guests are also welcome to purchase items off of the regular menu.

Mercadito’s Mixology Academy course costs $45 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

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Dame Calor Experiential Dinner – Monday, June 19 from 6-9 p.m.

Celebrate warmer weather with a special Dame Calor Experiential Dinner. Hosted by Mercadito’s Executive Chef Patricio Sandoval and special guest Paul Sauter of Diageo, guests are invited to enjoy four courses expertly paired
with Don Julio Tequila pours.

Guests will begin the night with a Guacamole Trio that includes Sandia, Durazno and Pepino. Guests will then indulge in a Ceviche Trio that includes Camaron, Dorado and Mixto and delight in a selection of tacos, including Carne, Pollo, Langosta and Pescado. The night ends on a sweet note with Tres Leches.

The Dame Calor Experiential Dinner costs $75 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Fore more information or to make a reservation, please call 312.329.9555 or visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

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May 102017
 

Mercadito Chicago, a Molise PR client, is set to participate in Timeout Chicago‘s first ever Taco Thursday event at Joe’s on Weed Street Thursday, May 11 beginning at 6 p.m. Guests to the event will sample a taco from each of the participating restaurants from around the city, and also sip on two complimentary drinks.

The Taco Thursday event will also feature a live DJ set and games throughout the night. Taco bout a good time!

To help spread the word, Chef Aldo stopped by ABC 7 Chicago to teach Terrell Brown ABC7 how to recreate their signature camarón tacos. Check out the full clip below:

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Toast to madre at Mercadito Chicago, a Molise PR client and River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, with a special four-course brunch sharing menu including one complimentary cocktail per guest. Mother’s Day Brunch is from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and costs $30 per person plus tax and gratuity.

Guests may choose four entrees from the following options created by Chef Patricio Sandoval:

Huevos Rancheros, sunny-side up eggs, soft corn tortilla, black bean hash, salsa roja, salsa verde; Huevos Ahogados, poached eggs, crispy corn bread, chipotle-hollandaise sauce; Tacos de Huevo, scrambled egg, pico de gallo, black bean hash, chile de árbol salsa, avocado and queso fresco;

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, sunny-side up eggs, rosemary-marinated skirt steak and potato-poblano rajas; Huevos al Gusto, eggs any style, Mexican bread, add Mexican cheese and your choice of chorizo or smoked bacon; Carnitas Hash con Huevo, crispy potato, braised pork, fried egg and onion.

 

Sweeter options include Mercadito’s Pancakes, manchego cheese, strawberries, cinnamon butter, maple syrup; or the Pan Mexicano, Mexican French toast, cajeta and apple.

Or choose from a selection of tacos including Espada, Estilo Baja, Camarón, Carne, Pollo, Carnitas de Puerco, Pastor and Hongos. Plus enjoy sides like Chilaquiles, corn tortilla chips, Mexican cheese, crema fresca, choice of creamy tomatillo sauce or roja sauce (add fried egg for $2); Enchiladas, shredded chicken, four chiles roasted tomato sauce and Mexican cheese.

A la Carte items off of the regular menu will also be available. For more information or to make your Mother’s Day reservations, call 312-329-9555 or visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

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Apr 112017
 

Mercadito Hosts Hola Primavera Experiential Dinner, April 17

An exclusive five-course menu perfectly paired with Código 1530 Tequila pours!

This spring, take your taste buds on a journey down Central and South Pacific Mexico at Mercadito Chicago, a Chicago PR client, with a special Hola Primavera Experiential Dinner on Monday, April 17 from 6-9 p.m.

Guests are invited to enjoy five courses expertly paired with Código 1530 Tequila pours. The evening is hosted by special guest Jackson Miranda of Código 1530 Tequila and Chef Patricio Sandoval of Mercadito.

Guests will begin the journey at the “hidden port” Puerto Escondido with a Ceviche Blanco, lime marinated Red Snapper, shrimp, pico de gallo, Serrano chile, avocado and lime-orange broth.

Next, guests will explore the flavors of Puerto Vallarta with a Smoked White Fish Burrito, smoked white fish, blackened shrimp, toasted flour tortilla, lettuce, tomato and habanero-avocado crema.

d757fc14062feffc02bf5869_560x372Guests will then travel to the Guerrero region with Pollo a las Brasas, Adobo marinated whole chicken, coleslaw and chipotle vinaigrette.

The journey continues at Nayarit with a Pescado Zarandeado, lime, spices and soy sauce marinated butterflied Red Snapper, grilled cilantro rice, caramelized onions and picked vegetables.

The trip concludes with Oaxaca-inspired Buñuelos, crispy fritters, piloncillo syrup, cinnamon, sugar, chocolate and orange zest.

The Hola Primavera Experiential Dinner costs $75 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312.329.9555. For more information, visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com/experiential-dinners-april-2017/.

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Feb 272017
 

Hola, Primavera!
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Ah spring, we meet again. Mercadito Chicago, River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant and Molise PR client, is welcoming the new season with open arms with a special Feliz Primavera Experiential Dinner on Monday, March 20 from 6-9 p.m.

First, guests will warm up their appetites with a Trio of Guacamoles that includes Tradicional, avocado, pico de gallo, Serrano chiles, lime, cilantro and crispy tortillas; Ramps, avocado, tomatillo pico de gallo, pickled ramps, grilled corn and epazote and Al Pastor, avocado, pico de gallo, double cut bacon, grilled pineapple, ancho-guajillo chiles, cured onions and cilantro chicharrón.

Guests will then delight in a Trio de Ceviches that includes Dorado, lemon marinated mahi, pico de gallo, avocado, orange, chile de arbol broth and crispy avocado; Camaron, poached shrimp, pico de gallo, mango-jicama slaw, Serrano, lime chile piquin broth and mint; and Mixto, poached shrimp, octopus, mahi, tomatillo pico de gallo, passion fruit-Serrano broth and epazote.

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The third course includes two tacos and a side; Carne, epazote marinated skirt steak, fava bean-potato hash, corn, salsa verde and crispy potato; Pollo, lemon-thyme marinated grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, Serrano-bacon mojo and crispy artichokes; and a side of Asparagus Toreados.

What’s a celebration without more tacos? Guests will be treated to two additional tacos that include Lobster, smoked peach hash, grilled ramps, jalapeño emulsion and chicharron and Pancita, herb marinated pork belly, roasted orange hash, cured onions and cilantro, spring greens slaw, chipotle piloncillo vinaigrette and crispy red onions, with a side of Spring Vegetable Slaw.

To end on a sweet note, guests will indulge in Tres Leches Cake.

The Feliz Primavera Experiential Dinner costs $75 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312.329.9555. For more information, visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

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Feb 152017
 

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Celebrate National Margarita Day at Mercadito Chicago

Mercadito Chicago, River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant which is home to one of Chicago’s best margaritas, is celebrating National Margarita Day on Wednesday, February 22 by offering guests buy one, get one free on any of their signature margaritas. Plus, guests have the option to sample their signature flavors with a special margarita flight for $18.50 featuring Mercadito’s Tradicional, Little Market and Los Hermanos margaritas. Chicago Restaurant PR. For more information on Molise PR Chicago Restaurant PR client Mercadito, visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com or call 312-329-9555.

To help celebrate, Paul and Amanda from Mercadito stopped by the FOX Good Day Chicago studio to shake up some margaritas! Click below to watch the full clip:

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Feb 012017
 

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Te amo. Mercadito Chicago is making Valentine’s Day one to remember with a special Amor Por Favor Experiential Dinner on Monday, February 13 from 6-9 p.m.

Guests are invited to enjoy five courses expertly paired with Jose Cuervo cocktails. The evening is hosted by special guest Dustin Miller of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Mercadito’s Corporate Chef Aldo Ayala.

The romantic night begins with Tostada de Pulpo Enamorado, slow-braised with love and spiced octopus, heart-shaped tostada, tomatillo pico de gallo, roasted garlic aioli, habanero, Serrano chile and micro cilantro.

Next, guests will indulge in Vientre de Puerco, herb-marinated dry roasted pork belly, roasted sweet potato, honey, cinnamon, chile guajillo, piloncillo glaze and micro greens.

The third course includes Callo de Hacha, pan-seared diver scallops, stir-fried “fideo” noodles, short rib ragu, garlic mojito and crispy red onions.

Oysters are known to be notorious aphrodisiacs, so guests will then delight in Carne y Ostras, pan-seared rib eye steak for two, chile rubbed oyster mushrooms, leek fondue, Serrano oyster cream sauce and crispy oysters.

To end on a sweet note, guests will be treated to Fundido de Chocolate, Mexican chocolate fondue, mini churros, homemade marshmallows, strawberries and cinnamon passion fruit whipped cream.

The Amor Por Favor Experiential Dinner costs $75 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312.329.9555. For more information, visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

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Jan 062017
 

Mercadito Chicago Hosts Comida, Cocktails & Copitas Experiential Dinner, January 23

An exclusive five-course menu expertly paired with Del Maguey pours

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Mercadito Chicago, River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant and Molise PR client is cranking up the heat this winter with a special Comida, Cocktails & Copitas Experiential Dinner on Monday, January 23 from 6-9 p.m.

Guests are invited to enjoy five courses accompanied by five Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal pours. The evening is hosted by Éva Pelczer of Del Maguey’s East Coast Juez and Mercadito’s Corporate Chef Aldo Ayala.

7e04393c3adbae6e660136f6_560x384To begin, guests will enjoy a Trio de Antojitos that includes Garnachas, braised ground beef, cabbage and salsa; a Tostada, avocado, spiced crickets, salsa morita and cilantro; and a Barbacoa Taco, goat barbocoa, onion and consomé.

Next, guests will delight in Chile Pasilla Oaxaqueño, piloncillo marinated pasilla chile, sautéed shrimp, braised onions, herbs, jalapeño-tomato broth and micro-cilantro.

The third course includes Tlayudas, grilled crispy corn tortilla, black beans, artisanal quesillo, chorizo, avocado, tomato and salsa.

Guests will then indulge in a Trio de Mole that includes Mole Negro, chicken breast, cilantro, rice and plantains; Mole Coloradito, smoked pork belly and sweet potato; and Mole Verde, braised marlin and corn.

For dessert, guests will be treated to Hot Chocolate y Churro, complete with Mexican chocolate, churros and goat’s milk caramel.

The Comida, Cocktails & Copitas Experiential Dinner costs $85 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312.329.9555. For more information, visit https://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

Dec 092016
 

Mercadito Chicago & La Mez Agave Lounge Present…

2017 New Years Eve Fiesta Featuring Hornitos Tequila

With a selection of celebration packages for every kind of party animal

Don’t wait, early bird tickets are limited and prices will go up!

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Cheers to the New Year! Mercadito Chicago, River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant and Chicago PR firm client, is ringing in the New Year on Saturday, December 31 with a selection of celebration packages available throughout the night in their main dining room, and downstairs at the intimate La Mez Agave Lounge.

Before The New Year at Mercadito

Guests are invited to begin their New Years celebrations with a five-course sharing menu courtesy of Executive Chef Patricio Sandoval.

Mercadito’s five-course sharing menu includes your choice of:

  • Three Guacamoles – Tradicional, Piña, Granada, Mango, Camote and Toreado
  • Two Ceviches – Camarón, Mixto and Dorado; OR Botanas – Flautas, Queso Fundido, Corn Masa Quesadillas, Rock Shrimp with Chipotle, Mexican Crispy Cheese or Mahi-Mahi Taquitos
  • Four Tacos – Espada, Estilo Baja, Camarón, Carne, Pollo, Lobster, Carnitas de Puerco, Red Snapper, Brisket, Pastor, Hongos and Rajas
  • Two Sides – Brussels Sprouts, Mac & Cheese, Elote Mexicano, Vegetables, Green Rice Casserole, Plátanos Machos, Arroz y Frijoles, Frijoles Pintos and Ensalada
  • One Dessert – Torrejas de Bolillo, Pastel de Chocolate, Tres Leches, or Flan de Cajeta

Seating for Mercadito’s ‘Before The New Year’ package is from 8 – 9 p.m. Tickets cost $45 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

The Perfect New Year at Mercadito

Ring in the New Year with Mercadito and indulge in great food, company and libations. ‘The Perfect New Year’ package includes a five-course sharing menu (see above) and access to a three-hour open bar that includes specialty cocktails and well liquors presented by Hornitos Tequila. Guests may also order beverages from the cash bar.

Seating for ‘The Perfect New Year” is from 9:45 – 10:45 p.m. and ends at 3 a.m. Tickets cost $120 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

La Mez New Year Package

Downstairs at Mercadito Chicago is the intimate La Mez Agave Lounge, which features a carefully curated list of more than 75 mezcals, along with expertly crafted cocktails. Guests are invited to celebrate New Years Eve in the upscale lounge while enjoying a five-course sharing menu (see above), a four-hour open bar that includes specialty cocktails and well liquors presented by Hornitos Tequila, live music and a special Champagne toast at midnight. Guests can also order beverages from the cash bar.

New Year at La Mez is from 9:45 p.m. – 3 a.m. Tickets cost $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

Mercadito will also be open for dining before the New Year’s Eve festivities from 3 – 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 31. Guests are invited to enjoy a la carte items off of Mercadito’s regular menu.

To make your reservations for any of Mercadito’s New Years celebration packages, visit www.MercaditoRestaurants.com/NYE-2017.

For more information on Mercadito or La Mez Agave Lounge, call 312-329-9555 or visit www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

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Nov 152016
 

A Day of Giving Thanks to Friendship

Mercadito Chicago Hosts Friendsgiving Experiential Dinner

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Feast a few days early with Mercadito Chicago, River North’s upscale, authentic Mexican restaurant (108 W. Kinzie St.) and Chicago Public Relations client and celebrate friends both new and old with a special Friendsgiving Experiential Dinner inspired by El Tesoro de Don Felipe® Tequila on Monday, November 21 from 6-9 p.m.

Friends will enjoy a bountiful meal complemented by cocktails featuring El Tesoro, the award-winning line of ultra-premium tequila. The dinner is hosted by Mercadito’s Executive Chef Patricio Sandoval and special guest James Hyde, El Tesoro’s Global Tequila Ambassador from Beam Suntory.

Guests will start off with Botanas, spiced nuts, poblano artichoke spinach dip, house made crackers, wild mushrooms on toast and thyme cream.

Next, guests will delight in Callo de Hacha, pan-seared diver scallops, butternut squash gratin, brown butter, crispy birria and micro greens.

Guests will then feast on Pavo, complete with rosemary marinated roasted turkey with serrano butter; chile rubbed smoked pork belly stuffing with apples, chestnuts, house made croutons and sage; green bean and Brussels sprout casserole; roasted garlic mashed potatoes; roasted root vegetables; cranberry-orange sauce and gravy.

For dessert, guests will treat themselves to Bud de Pan y Camote, pecan and sweet potato bread pudding, pilloncillo syrup, vanilla ice cream and El Tesoro-infused whipped cream.

The Friendsgiving Dinner is $75 per guest, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 312.329.9555 or booking online at http://www.mercaditorestaurants.com.

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