José Andrés believes in the importance of getting a little help from his friends. He has partnered with his buddies (and two of Europe’s greatest chefs) Ferran and Albert Adrià to establish New York City’s “game changing” 35,000-square-foot Spanish food hall.
Below is the video tweet announcement from Andrés’ company, Think Food Group (as retweeted by Ferran):
— ThinkFoodGroup (@thinkfoodgroup) May 9, 2017
The still unnamed dining destination, which will open in late 2018 in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards, serves as a reunion for the three. All of them worked in the revolutionary Catalan restaurant El Bulli, owned by Ferran. Before it closed in 2011, Ferran served as the head chef, while the younger Albert led its research and development division. Andrés apprenticed in the Michelin-starred establishment until Ferran fired him in the 1980s (Andrés has moved on, obviously).
According to a statement, the dining venue will offer visitors the chance to try a “world-class tapas bar, buy the best Spanish jamon or olive oils, share a wood-fired paella or take a heady selection of Spanish delicacies to go.”
Envisioned as a global culinary hub, Hudson Yards will also feature David Chang’s 460-square-meter Momofuku and Thomas Keller’s 200-seat TAK Room.