Since 1909 it has been a tradition in Spain to ring in the New Year by eating 12 grapes, one for each stroke of midnight. It is all to ensure good luck and good health all year long. Owners of The Spanish Square, husband and wife duo Manuel Moreno and Mara Baer, invite you to ring in the Spanish New Year in style and celebrate the 12 grapes at an open house.
You will enjoy fine Spanish wine, passed tapas and of course the Spanish grapes!
New Year’s Eve December 31, 2015
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Spanish New Year 5:00 pm Central Standard Time/Midnight Sanlúcar, Spain (Doce Uvas de la Suerte)
New Years Day, January 1, 2016
10:00 am – 12:00 am
A formal grand opening & ribbon cutting is planned for March 2016.
The Spanish Square
1358 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago Illinois
Browse unique Spanish items including Spanish seafood and vegetable preserves (anchovy/tuna), meats, cheeses, rice, legumes, ceramics, earthenware and paella pans, among many other items. Take home specialty meats like Jamón Iberico, chorizo and lomo” and cheeses from all over Spain, from creamy, spreadable Torta del Casar to a hard-aged Manchego.
The Spanish Square is a tapas bar, wine bodega and Spanish Market modeled after the Plaza del Cabildo, a marketplace located 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 Spanish Square is owned by husband and wife duo Manuel Moreno and Mara Baer.