If you should find yourself in New York and want to discover Chinese culture, you know you have to go to China Town. If you want to find an Italian atmosphere, you know you have to get yourself down to Little Italy… But if you want to discover Spanish (but not Latin American) gastronomic culture, where do you go? Well now you know – Mercado Little Spain. It’s the latest adventure of José Andrés, Albert and Ferran Adrià, who wanted to create an authentic gastronomic space, in New York.
A large space with multiple formats
Anyone who wants to can now discover a space of 3,200m2 to taste genuine Spanish dishes at number 10 Hudson Yards.
If there’s one icon of Spanish cuisine, it’s paella. In the Leña restaurant you can eat paella cooked over a wood fire.
The Mediterranean and the Atlantic are two large food sources for Spanish gastronomy, that’s why there’ll also be a restaurant specialising in seafood products.
Spanish Diner restaurant
In the States everything is supersized. In the Spanish Diner restaurant you’ll be able to find larger versions of the typical specialities.
A space to enjoy Spanish culture’s classic drinks (G&T, “calimocho”, “rebujito”, etc.) and even watch football.
“Bar Celona” bar
Drinking vermouth is a typical activity that takes place in Spanish squares and on Spanish terraces. Now, in New York, this will be the place to do this.
Spanish wines are widely recognised, that’s why Little Spain will have a space dedicated to this divine beverage.
“Pinchos” and tapas
Various establishments will offer sandwiches, “patatas bravas”, “churros”, fried dishes, fruit and vegetables, milkshakes and pastries, ice cream, omelettes, serrano ham and cheese, tapas, pies, fish and octopus.
If you want to take a piece of Spain home with you, you can buy flowers or souvenirs in the gift shop.
Picture’s sour: Web Mercado Little Spain