On Sunday, July 27th, Mercat a la Planxa will host a delicious brunch to benefit Slow Food Chicago from 10am-3pm. The brunch will be a festival of tomatoes, featuring local Ark of Taste and other heirloom varietals.
Cory Morris, Executive Chef at Mercat, as well as all their other chefs will be on hand to come out and chat with brunch attendees about Spanish cuisine and the inspiration for the menu. The cost of the brunch is $30 with proceeds benefitting Slow Food Chicago.
Valencia Tomato Gazpacho from Cordoba with Hard-boiled Egg and Serrano Ham
Datiles con Almendras
Bacon-wrapped Dates stuffed with Marcona Almonds on a Frisée Salad with La Peral Fondue
Tomate con Congrejo Benedicto
Grilled Cherokee Purple Tomato, Poached Egg, Jumbo Lump Crab tossed with Arbequinia Olive Oil, Tarragon and Lemon Zest, Sauce Charon on Toasted Brioche
Pimientos de Padron
Padron Peppers, Sea Salt and Salbitxada Sauce (made with Heirloom tomatoes)
Fried Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomatoes, Braised Pork Shoulder, Whipped potatoes and Amish Paste Sofrito
Djena Lee’s Golden Girl, Cherokee Purple and Valencia Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions and Parsley tossed in a Lemon Pomegranate Dressing
Tomato varieties subject to change based on seasonality