Shreyas Shah, NBC Chicago Street Team;
First off, 6 different sorbets and ice creams: carrot, berries, mango with chile, cream cheese, sweet pea, and olive oil with rosemary…
WOW. Every sorbet tastes like what the essence of what it is. The flavors are so bright in all of them, absolutely amazing. Many times, sorbets with savory elements don’t taste like the ingredient, but all of these do. To extract flavor like that in six different preparations is not easy. Top notch execution.
CROQUETTAS DE CHOCOLATA
You guys, this is one of the most perfect confections I’ve ever had in my life, and that’s not a euphamism. Rosemary, cinnamon, banana cream, olive oil, and of course…chocolate. Completely unique, completely perfect. There is no better ending to a meal.
Mercat’s catalan focused cuisine separate it from the rest of the tapas pack in Chicago.