Chicago born Chef Jose Garces talks about his hot Chicago restaurant Mercat a la Planxa and winning "The Next Iron Chef."
Jose is the Executive Chef of Mercat a la Planxa here in Chicago and owns 7 restaurants in Philadelphia. He was named best chef, Mid-Atlantic region by the James Beard Foundation in 2009. He'll be making 3 breakfast plates and makes a dish from part of the Monday's Iron Chef tastings at Mercat a la Planxa.
What he made on WCL on Friday:
-Truita de Patata con Espinacas -- Spanish omelet with spinach, potatoes, mushrooms
-Serrano Ham & Fig Salad -- La peral baby spinach, sherry vinaigrette
-Boquerones -- marinated anchovies, olives, and pine nuts
-Iron Chef Menu -- Mexican Chocolate theme -- Chocolate Linguine
About Mercat a la Planxa
The menu features meats and seafood served a la planxa or on the grill, all inspired by Barcelona and Spain's Catalan region. The restaurant features an extraordinary selection of tapas dishes from cut-to-order charcuterie and cheeses to fresh seafood, steaks and chops, all inspired by Barcelona and Spain's Catalan region. The elevated tapas experience can be enjoyed by mixing and sharing small plates or combining them for a full meal.
Mercat a la Planxa
638 S. Michigan Ave.
Adjacent to the Historic Blackstone Hotel
Chicago, IL 60605