Chef José Andrés first made landfall in the United States in 1990, in New York. He could not have guessed that nearly three decades later he’d return to the Big Apple to open a remarkable center of Spanish food, culture and art.
Hudson Yards is the new home of Chef Andrés’ most ambitious creation – Mercado Little Spain – a food bazaar and world market meant to represent the chef’s home country at its best, tinged with the entertainingly quirky spirit that has long been his calling card. What does he hope to accomplish by sharing “the real Spain” on these shores? Nothing less than international harmony.
He’s picked the right spot for his new endeavor. As a cultural focal point where retail connects with restaurants, iconic architecture edges sprawling open space, and inventive landmarks define the boundaries between city, parks and river, Hudson Yards is the ideal setting for a man who wants to marry past and present to lead us into the future.