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.
Enjoy five courses 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, 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 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, 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.