Spanish Kings Cake arrives at Mercado Little Spain

January 3, 2022, 11:00.20 am ET  

Photo: Mercado Little Spain                                                                        

Chef José Andrés' Mercado Little Spain is offering a holiday treat. In honor of Three Kings Day (1/6), the restaurant has prepared the classic, ubiquitous Spanish sweet to mark the official end of the holidays: Roscón de Reyes (Spanish Kings Cake). 

Roscón de Reyes is an iconic pastry featuring round, sweet yeasted bread shaped to represent the crown worn by the kings. Baked inside is typically a toy baby (or king) and a dried bean.  If you're served a slice with the baby it's your lucky day but bite into the bean and it’s your job to buy the cake next Christmas. 

The cakes are available for pre-order and pickup from 1/3 - 1/6 during hours of operation at Pasteles. They are also served by the slice at La Barra and Spanish Diner.