Opening of Mercado Little Spain with José Andrés

“Nobody can keep up with him.” He has never opened a restaurant in New York City, now he opens 15 all at once.

Mercado Little Spain is like a Spanish version of Eataly — a 35,000 square feet food hall. The market opened on March 15 as a part of the big Hudson Yards real-estate fantasia.

“Obviously, it’s just a place to come and eat and drink and be social together,” says José Andrés. However, it’s more than that because we all know that José Andrés’s name brings high expectations.

We have been working with José Andrés for 5 years now, it was an honor to shuck at the opening of Mercado Little Spain. Our Oyster Girls & Guys roamed among the guests while shucking and serving tasty, high-quality oysters from the buckets around their waist.

The Chef collaborated with his old friends, Ferran and Albert Adrià for whom he once worked at elBulli, to make sure that the stakes are high. This project from Andrés with the help of high-profile modernists, Ferran and Albert Adrià. It is the first New York project for all three, who are among the most famed chefs on the globe.