ThinkFoodGroup’s Mercado Little Spain opens in New York City

18th March 2019 (Last Updated March 29th, 2019 12:21)

Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup’s all-day dining and market destination Mercado Little Spain has opened in New York City, US.

ThinkFoodGroup’s Mercado Little Spain opens in New York City
The dining chain has also established a partnership with the Ribera del Duero and Rueda wine regions to serve wines to its customers. Credit: Nacho.

Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup’s all-day dining and market destination Mercado Little Spain has opened in New York City, US.

Located at the base of 10 Hudson Yards, the Spanish food hall has been created by José Andrés’ in partnership with brothers Ferran and Albert Adrià.

Mercado Little Spain will feature three full-service restaurants, two bars and 15 dining and retail kiosks when fully operational.

The dining chain has also established a partnership with the Ribera del Duero and Rueda wine regions to serve wines to its customers.

“We are honoured to work with his team and showcase Spain’s best wines in this landmark opening.”

ThinkFoodGroup beverage director Andy Myers and sommelier Jordi Paronella will select vintage wines from these regions to be featured at the restaurant.

Ribera and Rueda US campaign director Pablo Olay said: “We’ve always held chef José Andrés in the highest esteem. After all, he has had a tremendous impact on the appreciation of Spanish cuisine, and has pioneered the popularisation of tapas and communal dining culture in the US.

“We are honoured to work with his team and showcase Spain’s best wines in this landmark opening.”

Mercado Little Spain will span 35,000ft² of indoor/outdoor space and guests can grab a quick bite, eat-in, order a takeaway or have a leisurely Spanish dinner.

A wide variety of food ranging from tapas and pintxos to signature Spanish jamón, churros and fried seafoods to Spanish sandwiches, salads and pastries will be available at the destination.

Founded by Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, ThinkFoodGroup operates more than 30 dining restaurants in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Texas, the Bahamas, and in Orlando and New York City.