Just one thing: you may not have to spend as much time in Spain as you thought.
Because we’ve found a suitable doppelganger for its charms right here...
Welcome to Andalus, a sprawling Spanish beauty stocked with flamenco music, rare ham and a huge pig sculpture, officially opening this Friday for your next late-night date.
This is very similar to that spot in southern Spain you haunted during your study abroad program: think waiters in vests, snow-white half banquettes, a gleaming wood bar and a flamenco guitarist strumming his instrument in the courtyard. (Go ahead, request something from Broken Embraces.)
You’ll probably want to head here with a senorita after a gallery walk, and don’t worry about showing up early—it’s open till 4am. Start with a midnight snack of tender octopus salad and glasses of Rioja, then move on to rabbit paella and platters of authentic Spanish ham, from the salty, deep-red Serrano to the jamón ibérico, one of the world’s priciest cured meats.
It’s like the caviar of pork.