Want to kick off Labor Day week with a bang? Hit Mercadito on Monday, Aug. 29 for the restaurant's spirited dinner with Grand Marnier. Chef Patricio Sandoval will prepare a special menu utilizing the spirit in each course, which will also get paired with a unique cocktail.
The dinner normally costs $55 (a pretty good price as it is), but the first three Eater readers to make a reservation for two at 6:30 p.m. Monday will get 50 percent off. Plus, the people in that time slot will also get treated to a private presentation of the dishes by Sandoval and an explanation of the cocktails by Mercadito mixologist Paul Sauter. To secure a spot, call 312-329-9555 and say Eater sent you.
Want to know what you'll be eating? Check out the menu:
· 1st course: Callo de Hacha: seared diver scallop, Grand Marnier brown butter vinaigrette, celery root-chile de arbol puree and crispy leeks
· 2nd course: Taco Arabe: flour tortilla, Grand Marnier marinated pork loin, lettuce-red onion-orange salad and chipotle salsa
· 3rd course: Costillas de Cordero: grilled rack of lamb, herb roasted vegetables and chile morita-Grand Marnier sauce
· Dessert: Sorbete: Grand Marnier sorbet, seasonal fruit, meringue