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Mercat a la Planxa dives into the history and technique behind the classic gin and tonic cocktail, offering insight on the drink which is now iconic in Spain. The class kicks off on April 26 in Mercat’s lower lounge area with a reception serving Cava and tapas followed by presentation from Mixologist David Bohula. Bohula will explain the different botanicals present in the drink and will move into the progression and development of the gin and tonic – from the basic to the more extravagant.

Guests will have the chance to try tastes of a variety of gins and tonics made with different style gins and housemade tonics. The class is complimentary and is open to all guests 21 and over.  Guests can reserve their place by emailing


Mercat a la Planxa, 638 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL


Thursday, April 26; Cava reception begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the gin and tonic class at 6:00 p.m.


Mercat a la Planxa






Mercat a la Planxa, a modern Catalan tapas restaurant and bar located adjacent to the historic Blackstone Hotel, was introduced in early 2008 by restaurateur Peter Karpinski of the Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group. Mercat’s menu features meats and seafood served a la planxa or on the grill, all inspired by Barcelona and Spain’s Catalan region. The bar offers Spanish-influenced cocktails, as well as an extensive collection of Spanish sherries, wines, sangrias and beer. Chef Diego Amat Lopez oversees the kitchen’s day-to-day operations.  For photos, menus and more, please visit Mercat a la Planxa at


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