Catch an authentic taste of Spain in Miami before it’s gone

La Feria, an outpost of Spain's Mercado San Miguel, will remain open through January. (Photos courtesy Lucky Frog Studios)

The bar

Helmed by Mercado de San Miguel, the official ambassador of Madrid’s iconic Mercado de San Miguel food market, La Feria is back in Miami for its second season. Reminiscent of a circus big-top, the al-fresco pop-up features 9,000 square feet of combined interior and exterior space, romantic lighting, a cocktail cart, and a plethora of food stations designed to resemble vendors. In Miami through January 2017, it’s like a time-warp to turn-of-the-century Spain situated right in the heart of downtown Miami.

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La Feria is a local temporary outpost of the Mercado San Miguel in Madrid. (Handout)

Something to sip

Made with Cachaca, lime juice and sugar, La Feria’s Caipirinha Cocktail is your classic Brazilian favorite, but when combined with the venue’s balmy, open-air setting, the soft glow of string lighting, and the sound of Spanish opera drifting on the breeze, it becomes something else entirely.

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La Feria’s Caipirinha Cocktail

Other sips

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Classic Sangria

Stay traditional and sip on La Feria’s Classic Sangria, made with red wine, apples, oranges, lemons, Sprite, gin, triple sec and brandy. Or, get creative and try their Caipirinha de Alameda, made with alameda cream, apple juice, and lemon juice. You can also opt for the best of both worlds with the Mojito de la Feria, a spin on the classic that uses Manzanilla La Gitana.

Something to savor

Come with an appetite and hit as many of La Feria’s stations to sample a bit of authentic Spain in Miami. Some of favorites included the Jamon Serrano, a Spanish classic from 100% purebred acorn-fed Iberico Pigs, and the Pork Belly, house-crafted by Chef Xabi.

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Jamon Serrano

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Pork Belly

The rest

301 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

www.laferiamsm.com

The recipe

Caipirinha Cocktail

1 ½ ounces of Cachaca
½ ounces of lime juice
1 tbsp. of sugar

Mix well and pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lime wheel

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