La Provence – 5 January 2014
Recollections of Barcelona at Les Halles
One of the new concept areas offered by Les Voûtes de la Major is, of course, Les Halles marketplace.
Here’s to the hope that we won’t feel deprived anywhere when we hear about the San Miguel Market in Madrid (yum!) or La Boqueria in Barcelona. Come along as we listen to Antoine Siffrein-Blanc tell all about the tantalising treats that await. He is the mind behind the 800 m2 two-level space where 11 food professionals will offer their finest.
“I’ve been at this for four years! And back when I started, it took some serious ambition to set out on this track! The setting is totally unique, though, with MuCem and la Major, the new district. We are going to create a place for people to congregate around fine foods – the first such place in Marseille. They will be able to pick up shellfish, fruits and vegetables or meats to cook at home, or lunch at the counter, and have a drink or coffee. In the evenings, Les Halles will be available for exclusive rental by companies or private groups!” Negotiations are underway with the cheese-maker Mons, or even with Passédat. “There will also be a concierge service, where people will be able to leave other purchases while shopping, as well as home-delivery”. In a nutshell, an all-new concept following proudly in the footsteps of Harrod’s cornershop!
Also much-awaited are the new establishments opened up by Antoine Cassandri, who will be coming up with a ‘new generation’ Son des Guitares bar. In his mind, there is no doubt about it: Les Voûtes is going to become the location everyone covets: “I have every certainty it will”, he states.