Many New Yorkers are looking forward to a relaxing vacation this summer. Sadly, a trip to Spain can be a hefty penny for many of us.
But, according to The Gothamist, really soon we won't have to travel to the eastern hemisphere to experience heavenly authentic Spanish tastes. We'll get to experience Spain right here in NYC.
At the new Hudson Yards mega-development, developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group have commissioned acclaimed Spanish chef José Andrés and his company ThinkFoodGroup to manage the new Spanish-themed mega food hall.
According to the press release for the project at 10 Hudson Yards under the High Line, the food hall is "a sprawling 35,000-square-foot space that will be the ultimate gathering place celebrating all things España" and a "Spanish culinary extravaganza... a dynamic, all-day, indoor-outdoor destination for Spanish food, drink and culture."
Give me all of this food now!
Prolific Spanish chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià will help Andrés operate the food hall. Guests will get to enjoy imported items, such as Spanish jamon and olive oils, and other yummy eats at the "world-class tapas bar."
This announcement follows the many lawsuits Andrés and his company are currently settling with the Trump Organization. The company pulled the plug on plans to operate a Spanish restaurant in a new Washington DC Trump hotel opening soon. ThinkFoodGroup expressed that it is "impossible" to be affiliated with Trump.
The Hudson Yards have been choosing and swapping celebrity chefs as they finalize the plans. Celebrity chef Danny Meyer was originally assigned to open the food hall, but Andrés replaced him.
The developers have tapped David Chang to open his Momofuku-brand restaurant within the development. The globally-inspired 5,000+-square-foot restaurant will include sit-down and a new takeout concept.
This "new takeaway concept" piggybacks off of Chan's fast casual fried chicken chain Fuku and his new delivery-only service Ando.
55 Hudson Yards, 50 Hudson Yards, 10 Hudson Yards and the pavilion in the Public Square and Gardens will also have Chef Thomas Kellar's Per Se, Chef Michael Lomonaco's Porter House Bar and Grill, Chef Costas Spiliadis' Estiatorio Milos, D&D London, Bouchon Bakery, Jack's Stir Brew Coffee among other sit-down restaurants.
So now you will have options upon options for your Friday night dinners out by next year.[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] [via The Gothamist]