The South Loop restaurant, Mercat a la Planxa, celebrates Spain’s finest artists with a romantic four-course Valentine’s Day menu inspired by them. First course options include a bright pink beet soup with crème fraiche, dill sorbet, and caviar inspired by the color palate of the artist’s Rose Period. Inspired by Salvador Dali’s surrealist cookbook, Chef Diego Amat crafts a quail dish with fig, leek, and Brussels sprouts. For the third course, guests have their choice between a variety of paellas, an homage to the traditional and classic technique of Diego Velasquez. Guests finish dinner with a light passion fruit cheesecake.
The menu is priced at $145 per couple and is available Thursday, February 14 – Saturday, February 16 for dinner service. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 312.765.0524. For more information, please visit mercatchicago.com