How is the “Mercado Little Spain” of chef José Andrés y los Adrià, in New York?
Chef José Andrés and the Adrià brothers, the three legends of Spanish gastronomy have made their dream come true, opening “Mercado Little Spain”, in the Big Apple. Just a few days ago on March 15 has been the opening in the Hudson Yards, a new neighborhood on Manhattan’s West. Precisely, the area has attracted restaurants of large firms.
The market has more than 3000 square meters of extension, a surface area equivalent to a half football field. It has three full-service restaurants, twelve dining, two bars and three retail kiosks, even fresh flowers are sold, it is really one of the largest spaces of Hudson Yards.
You can order a drink at Bar Celona, eat paella at the Leña restaurant or go for “tapas” at any of the food stalls. And in Colmado you can also buy imported food products such as canned food or dough to make your own churros at home.
The walls of traditional Spanish colorful designs, and the furniture of modern touches, make up an environment created by talented Spanish artists from the studio of Capella García Arquitectura, as well as ICRAVE innovation studio together with Anthony Mrkic Architect.
The offer of restaurants is made up of Mar, dedicated to fish and seafood. Leña, where you can see paellas made, as the name suggests, on wood fire, in addition to the grilled meats; and Spanish Diner, which has a television screen to watch live Spanish football, a restaurant with the traditional neighborhood bar spirit which serves meals from breakfast to dinner.
In the 12 food stalls there are from churros to pescaíto frito. Some of them are: Bravas (fried potatoes with brava sauce), Churros (hot chocolate with churros), Farm (coffee, light sandwiches and desserts), Eggs, fried food & Octopus (fried seafood), Ham & Cheese (Iberico Charcuterie rations), La Barra (tapas bar), Fruits & Vegetables (gazpacho, soups, salads, fresh food), among others.
And in the area of bars: Bar Celona (vermutería), and Wines, to taste Spanish wines. In the proposal of drinks there are cocktails, vermouths, sangrías, beers and porron drinks, a traditional container to share wine between several people.
As the opening is just beginning, the schedule is limited and they open at 4:00 p.m., but as the days go by the schedules will be normalized, as will the different stalls, for now Bar Celona and the store Colmado are the only places open. They will be reporting the news on social networks.
“We are bringing the most delicious things from every corner of Spain to New York” said Chef José Andrés. “Now, people of New York: ¡bienvenidos y buen provecho!”
The invitation is made.