La FERIA by Mercado de San Miguel, the official ambassador of the legendary Mercado de San Miguel food market located in Madrid, Spain, recently reopened in the heart of downtown Miami in Bayfront Park in October and will run through January 2017. Check out our experience below during our visit!
Karina Ramirez reminisces about her trip to Spain
Curated by thought leader Montserrat Valle – the owner of the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid – La FERIA marries Spanish gastronomy with local ingredients carefully sourced from artisans, bakers, and farmers. Originally opened in 1916 and later renovated by Valle in 2009, La FERIA aims to re-create classic dishes in the style of yesteryear. The culinary experience is overseen by Chef Xavi Oteiza, who along with Valle has created four main “kiosks” in the form of free standing, themed mini shops.
The staff helps to make this a true dining experience by getting in character daily with periodic live performances throughout the evening.
Produced within 9,000-square-feet of combined interior and exterior tent space, the elaborate and enhanced atmosphere brings the tastes, smells, sounds and feeling of the iconic Spanish establishment to life. This year La FERIA celebrates the original Mercado de San Miguel’s 100 year anniversary.
Red Beet & Golden Tomato Gazpacho + Cured Tuna with fried almonds with soy vinaigrette
The space features treats including Spanish cheeses like Manchego, Tetilla, Mahon and Cabra; house-made and specially sourced charcuterie, all accompanied by house-made sugar-free marmalades and chutneys; 5-J Iberian Ham featuring their award-winning Paleta and Jamon Iberico de Bellota; and grab-and-go prepared salads in glass jars.
The assorted cheese & charcuterie is a must during your visit!
Visit the Iberian ham station :
Finish the gastronomic journey at the dessert cart, with nostalgic flavors like the Ensaimada Mallorquinas filled with freshly whipped cream, Tarta de Santiago, the iconic almond tart of northern Spain; Tres Chocolates, a decadent three chocolate cake, and the Nougat de Turron de Jijona crème brûlée style.
For a fun time that will take you away to Spain, be sure to visit this annual pop-up through January 2017!
For more info visit www.laferiamsm.com
Location: 301 North Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary meal at La Feria.