CHICAGO: The Spanish Square
Eat, Sip and Shop All Things Spanish
Introducing The Spanish Square A plaza created to rival the atmosphere of an authentic Spanish plaza in Lakeview
CHICAGO | July 14, 2015 — With a longing to bring Spanish flavor to the US, husband and wife duo Mara Baer and Manuel Moreno have announced the opening of their market, The Spanish Square, later this summer in Lakeview. Modeled after the Plaza del Cabildo, a marketplace located near their home in Sanlúcar de Barrameda in the Cádiz province of Andalucía in southern Spain, The Spanish Square is designed to give its guests a taste of the atmosphere in an authentic Spanish plaza. The colors, the spices, oils, and artisanship, Mara and Manuel are passionate about Spanish food and culture and wanted to create a space to share their love of the Spanish lifestyle with all of Chicago.
“In the Spanish Square,” says Mara, “you will be able to eat, sip and shop all things Spanish, just as you would if you were in Plaza Cabildo just steps from our home in Sanlúcar. We missed the Spanish community and decided that we would bring our own Spanish slice of heaven to Chicago.”
“You’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine from Rioja, Rias Baixas or Priorat,” says Mara, “as you search for those special Spanish ingredients you haven’t been able to find in Chicago until now.”
“We’ll offer specialty meats like Jamón Iberico, chorizo and lomo” says Manuel, “and cheeses from all over Spain, from creamy, spreadable Torta del Casar to a hard-aged Manchego, as well as wines, cava and sherry. We’ll also have special cookware, from paella pans to sangria pitchers, designed to help prepare favorite Spanish culinary treats.”
“In Spain, the most important part of a meal is the quality time spent with loved ones,” adds Manuel.