Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Great sharing menu lunch options at Tavernita



TAVERNITA'S LUNCH SATISFIES GROUPS OF ALL SIZES

Tavernita is pleased to offer a mouth-watering line up for lunch dining, including a new sharing menu for groups of 8 or more. Executive Chef/Partner Ryan Poli has curated a collection of salads, sandwiches and plates incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients. Crafted with the signature bold flavors that Tavernita diners know and love, the lunch offerings satisfy a variety of tastes, from lighter, vegetarian options, to savory sliders, burgers, pastas and more, to stomp out mid-day hunger.  

 
For larger groups of friends and colleagues of 8 or more, the restaurant's new sharing menu provides a convenient and efficient way to accommodate the entire group. Guests can choose from the following packages:
  • LaSalle: one salad, three sliders, and one plate for the table ($18 per guest)
  • Lakeshore: two salads, two sliders, and two plates for the table ($22 per guest)

Highlights from the lunch menu include:

Salads
artichoke & beets: arugula, blue cheese, artichoke chips ($8.50)
shrimp cobb: avocado, olives, corn, blue cheese, poblanos, sherry vinaigrette ($9.50)

Sandwiches
Served with mixed green salad or fries
smoked chicken panini: caramelized onion, piquillo pepper, cheddar ($9.50)
fish blt: catch of the day, bacon, lettuce, tomato, brioche bun ($11.50)
lamb sausage sliders: dijon mustard, house giardiniera (3 for $9.50)

Plates
artichoke-ricotta ravioli: olives, piquillo pepper, saffron ($13.50)
halibut: avocado, grapefruit salsa, crispy plantains ($22.50)
grilled chicken breast: green beans, wild mushrooms, soy-honey sauce ($15.50)

The lunch menu items are perfectly complimented by Tavernita's innovative, kegged cocktails and light and fizzy house-made sodas.

The complete menus can be viewed here. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (312) 274-1111.

About Tavernita and Barcito
Owned and operated by Mercadito Hospitality, Tavernita and Barcito are located in the heart of Chicago's popular River North neighborhood at 151 W. Erie St. Featuring the cuisine of Chef/Partner Ryan Poli, the restaurants' menus offer a mix of American dishes with Mediterranean influences and an innovative beverage program showcasing creative selections from around the world and unique kegged cocktails. Designed to encourage sampling and sharing, the menus have something for every taste and are brought to life in distinct spaces expertly designed by Seed Design. Barcito presents a stand-and-eat tapas experience with an array of wine, beer and signature cocktail selections.

Tavernita is open seven days a week. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served Sunday through Tuesday from 5 to 10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. The Lounge at Tavernita is open Saturday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Weekend brunch is served Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit Tavernita's website,Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Barcito is open Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday through Sunday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, visit Barcito's website and Twitter feed.

About Mercadito Hospitality
Mercadito Hospitality has grown from its first New York City restaurant location in 2004 to become a renowned restaurant group specializing in Mexican, Latin American, Spanish, and American cuisines. The popularity of the group's restaurants can be attributed to Partners Alfredo and Felipe Sandoval, innovative culinary interpretations created by Chef/Partners Patricio Sandoval and Ryan Poli, and its joint venture with renowned consultants Paul Tanguay and Tad Carducci - the Tippling Bros - who bring inimitable flavor profiles to the group's beverage programs.
  
The group owns and operates five acclaimed concepts. Mercadito, the company's flagship concept, includes two locations in New York, as well as Mercadito in Chicago and Mercadito in Miami. The team also owns and operates Double A, an intimate, exclusive cocktail lounge located beneath Mercadito in Chicago. The group opened its second Chicago restaurant, Tavernita, in January 2012, followed by Little Market Brasserie at the Gold Coast's Talbott Hotel in January 2013. The group's newest concept, Tippling Hall, will open in Chicago's River North neighborhood summer 2013, offering globally-inspired comfort food, an expansive beverage program, and late-night dining. For additional information, please visit:

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