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By: Samantha Orszulak

Amada” means beloved in Spanish, which is exactly how you’ll feel about the delectable food after eating at celebrated chef Jose Garces’s new restaurant.

Now open at Brookfield Place, the authentic Spanish tapas bar and restaurant delivers a whirlwind of chef-selected, gastronomic goodies. Enjoy a succulent beef short rib, well-prepared lamb frites or any of the various $8 tapas. House specials include a roasted suckling and paella. But Amada doesn’t just have an extensive menu  — they also have some of the finest Spanish wines and cocktails to offer.

If you want an in-depth look at the cuisine, the restaurant provides a chef’s tasting that features four different courses.

Whether you’re planning a date night or a private event — or you just want to dive into some Spanish culture — Amada may be the perfect spot.

And, if you’re not up for dinner, you can try the tapas — along with cocktails, wine and beer — at the daily happy hour from 5 – 7 P.M.