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Brothers Behind El Bulli Plan Spanish Pizza in New NYC Food Hall

The Adrià brothers reveal more details about their Hudson Yards project

Albert Adria
Albert Adria is opening several restaurants in New York
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One of the biggest openings of 2018 will most definitely be the new Hudson Yards Food Hall from D.C. chef José Andrés and the Adrià brothers — the Spanish chefs who are among the best-known modernists in the world for their work at El Bulli. Now, in a new interview with Eater National, younger brother Albert reveals that the three restaurants from him and his brother Ferran will have Spanish pizza, a tortilla stand, tapas, and a jamon bar.

The project, being called a Spanish version of Eataly, is a partnership with famed Spanish chef Andrés, and it’s dedicated to showing New Yorkers Spanish cuisine, including with those restaurants and a market space. Here’s Albert with more details:

It's our homage to the Spanish cuisine. Similar to Eataly, it will be a food hall business, as it was already marketed. But I can tell you there will be three restaurants and smaller places to taste Spanish specialties, mostly tapas. It will serve coca, the mostly unknown Spanish pizza, which we intend to put on the world's food map, churros, and other Spanish sweet pastries. We will also have a world-class tapas bar, a jamon bar, and a tortilla stand to eat there or to go.

Perhaps even more thrilling — Albert Adrià says that they’re “very ahead of schedule” on the opening. The market is on track to open as early as October 2018.

The market and restaurants are just one of several big name chefs going to the Midtown West development, which will have more than 100 shops and restaurants, 4,000 residences, and 14 acres of open public space. Thomas Keller will have a Mad Men-style restaurant, and the famed Per Se chef has also brought on people like Andres, David Chang, Costas Spiliadis, and Michael Lomanaco to open restaurants there.

It’s the first time the experimental Adrià brothers will have a restaurant in New York City.

Stay tuned for more.