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Pintxo is a modern Spanish Tapas Bar featuring Spanish inspired tapas and an amazing selection of hand-crafted specialty cocktails. We focus on the flavors of Spain utilizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients to achieve the highest quality food possible.

Located in the heart of Seattle’s Belltown, Pintxo is the perfect place to begin a night out on the town or to spend an entire evening.

Pintxo, American Northwest Distributors, and Bin 41 Wine Shop Present a Sherry Tasting Dinner Event!

Lustau Los Arcos AmontilladoAs we enter into the holiday season, a sherry tasting and dinner just seems right. Luckily, our friends at American Northwest and Bin 41 of West Seattle were happy to pair up with up and put on this fantastic event.

We’ll be serving up six courses prepared specially by our head chef Clay Kinsey, and specially matched with six of the best sherries that the American Northwest portfolio has to offer. You’ll also have the chance to sip on a sherry cocktail and mingle, purchase bottles of sherry from Bin 41; and learn more about sherry, sherry pairings, sherry making, and much more from Lucia a longtime representatives of Lustau sherries.

This is certainly an event you don’t want to miss!

Here’s how it’ll work…
You’ll arrive at Pintxo to a greeting of a sherry cocktail for our 6:30pm meet and greet. This will give you time to sip on something tasty, chat with friends, or meet a few new ones!

Following the cocktail meet and greet, we’ll seat parties for dinner service, which will start at 7pm. Dinner service includes a selection of 6 different sherries and food pairings.

Location: Pintxo
2207 2nd Ave
Seattle, Wa 98199

Time: 6:30pm Cocktail meet and greet
7:00pm Dinner service

Tickets: Tickets will be available through and Bin 41 in-person or by phone. Tickets are $70.00 per person. This includes tax and gratuity.
Please see full ticketing information below.

The Menu…
Our event features an opener as well as a six course sherry tasting and specially paired meal. Due to the nature of this event, we cannot offer any food substitutions.

Opener
Lustau Fino Jarana Sherry Cocktail
Step into Pintxo to meet and greet other guests, chat with your friends and/or family, and get settled in with a cool sherry cocktail.

Course One
Sherry: Lustau Manzanilla Papriusa
Food Pairing: Prawn Pancake
Served with an oyster emulsion, spiced creme fraiche, and fried chive

Course Two
Sherry: Lustau Amontillado Los Arcos
Food Pairing: Garlic Soup
Served with poached quail egg, and black truffle butter

Course Three
Sherry: Palo Cortado Peninsula
Food Pairing: Braised Pork in Escabeche
Served with kale, grapefruit, white bean puree, and Basque pimenton

Course Four
Sherry: Don Nuno Oloroso
Food Pairing: Sliced Chuleton
Served with potato, wild mushroom demi, mushroom powder, and blue cheese

Course Five
Sherry: Deluxe Capataz Andres
Food Pairing: Mahon Tart
Served with confit tomato, piquillo whip, Mahon and Garoxta cheeses

Course Six
Sherry: Pedro Ximenez Emilin
Food Pairing: Avocado Pudding
Served with marcona almond dust, shaved chocolate, and olive oil

Ticketing Information
Bin 41, a wonderful wine shop in West Seattle is handling ticket sales for this event.
Phone: (206) 937-0411
Email: Bin41@me.com
Street Location: 4707 California Ave SW (West Seattle)

Wine Wednesday Featuring Las Rocas Rose!

The summer has ended and we’re bidding a fond farewell to our lovely summer wine selection.

Stop in tonight to enjoy Wine Wednesday and get $10 off every bottle of wine or cava. We’re switching everything up, so drop in to enjoy the last bottles of some of our summer favorites including Martin Codax albarino, Las Rocas rose, and El Petit Carlania trepat.

While you’re here, take advantage of happy hour from 5pm to 7pm.

If you’re going to be here for dinner, try some of our newer fall offerings! Ask your server for details and wine pairings.

Belltown Crush Party!!

As part of the lovely Belltown community we’re happy to announce the Belltown Crush Party this Sept. 28th from 1pm to 5pm.

Location: Bell Street Park
Time: 1pm – 5pm

Featuring: 15 Wineries from Lake Chelan, Leaveworth, and the Wenatchee Valley; as well as food from local Belltown bars, live local bands, grape stomping competitions, and an on-site wine store!

This is going to be a super fun event, and we’re set for one of the last nice weekends of the year. So don’t miss it! Even better, is that the event is a wonderful fundraising event to benefit the University District Food Bank.

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $25.00 each at Udistrictfoodbank.org

See you there!

Pintxo Will Be Closed for Labor Day

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Happy Labor Day Everyone! In honor of Labor Day, and the importance of spending it with our friends and family, we’ll be closed all day.

We’ll resume normal business hours Tuesday (5pm – 10pm, Happy Hour from 5pm – 7pm). Hope to see you then! Remember, you can make a reservation online using OpenTable. Check out the Reservations tab at the top of the page, and be sure to specify if you prefer an outdoor table! We can’t guarantee it, but we sure do try!

New Tapa, New Desserts, and Tasty Coffee Cocktails!

Our wonderful head chef has added a new dessert to the menu, and we’re so happy to have it! Our new dessert, “Magdelenas” joins several other fantastic additions to our menu, added in the last month. If you’ve haven’t stopped in lately, now is the time to do it!

Plus, you’ll want to get in on our delicious summer rose additions before our short Seattle summer is over.

Here are the new menu additions of interest:
(Of course, we still have the ever-popular bacon wrapped dates!)

Smelt Escabeche
Red wine vinegar marinated smelt, grilled whole and served up alongside fresh baguette from Pike Market’s Le Panier.

Pickle Plate
This fun new appetizer addition includes house pickled asparagus, carrot, radish, and horseradish, served up alongside a warm Manchego cheese puff and blueberry compote.

Summer Vegetables
An assortment of the freshest summer vegetables with a carrot romesco sauce to compliment them.

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin
A juicy, tender pan roasted pork tenderloin served over a carrot and piquillo pepper puree, spiced creme fraiche, and fresh arugula.

Grilled Shrimp
Whole shrimp grilled to perfection, and served over beautifully spiced saffron rice, and a fried lemon and herb salad.

And of course, our brand new dessert…

Magdalenas
A delicious Spanish take on the madeleine. A light and fluffy, but rich little cake that is traditionally served in Spain alongside a fresh cup of coffee. Our magdalenas feature delicious Marcona almonds and dried apricots, and pair wonderfully with either a hot cup of coffee, or a delicious coffee cocktail.

Coffee Cocktails
We’re adding a couple coffee cocktails for the weekend, specifically to pair with our amazing new Magalenas, but also because coffee cocktails are just fun! Especially when you’re heading out for a night of dancing, pinballing, or whatever else you get up to.

Here’s what we’ll be serving up:

Espresso Martini
Vodka, Useless Bay coffee, Godiva chocolate liqueur, and a fresh orange twist. Served cold and up!

Coffee 43
Fresh brewed hot Useless Bay coffee with Licor 43, and a house dried lemon wheel.

Wine Wednesday : Featuring Abadia de la Oliva

We’re right in the middle of changing our wine menu up, so I’d like to feature a wine that we’re pretty sad to see go. We may bring it back for the fall, or we may seek out a new wine from the same makers, but for now, we are bidding it a very fond farewell. What am I talking about? I’m talking about Abadia de la Oliva.AbadiadelaOliva label

Our variety is a 2012 Garnacha, and it comes with not only a great flavor, but a great story as well.

Straight from the bottle comes the story of Abadia de la Oliva:
“From the label: In 1134, King Garcia Ramirez requested the Cistercian monks’ return to the south of Navarre from Burgundy. In his offer, he granted lands at the banks of the river Aragon and at the gates of the Bardenas Reales desert, a region today known as Tres Riberas. The King provided the monks with what they needed for their development and expansion but the work to build the abbey took considerably more time than it did to bottle the first vintage that very same year. From the outset of 1134, the monks made wine.

With 869 years of history, this is the oldest continuously operating winery in Spain. They grow their grapes on granitic and sandy soils, with a profound quantity of round river stone in the topsoil. They work naturally in both the vineyard and winery. Cement tanks are used for fermentation and aging primarily, with some stainless steel employed in the process.”

The Taste
Abadia de la Oliva is very suggestive wine, featuring a variety of different aromas and flavors. On the nose, there are hints of woods, spices like clove and nutmeg, and overripe fruits like prunes. The flavors are smooth, balanced, and pleasantly fruity.

Wine Wednesday
This Wine Wednesday is the best day to take advantage of tasting this amazing and fun wine. Today, and every Wednesday, all of our bottles of wine and cava are $10.00 off! So, stop in and try Abadia de la Oliva while we still have some to offer. It’s an incredible wine, so don’t miss it!

Belltown Artwalk Tonight! Featuring the Art of Joe Nix!

"Pause" By Joe Nix  (Half of a large two panel piece)

“Pause” By Joe Nix
(Half of a large two panel piece)

"Approach" By Joe Nix

“Approach” By Joe Nix
(Oil on Canvas)

Pintxo has been a proud supporter of the Belltown Artwalk experience for years, and we’re proud to continue that. We’re even more proud to announce that this month we have some absolutely incredible new art on our walls. Pintxo welcomes the art of Joe Nix!

Our walls are adorned this month with several medium and small oil paintings depicting Seattle’s beloved Gas Works Park.  Not familiar with it? Stop in and check out the paintings, then head out to the park to see where Nix drew his inspiration from.  Of course, we like to shake things up a bit, and Nix is one of the best spray paint artists in Seattle, so what sort of place would we be if we didn’t feature at least one piece of Nix’s most famous mediums?

To showcase Joe Nix’s spray paint talent, we have a huge two panel piece that is to die for! You’ll just have to stop in and see it, while I did post an image here, it simply doesn’t do it justice.  Trust me.

If you’d like to know more about Joe Nix and his amazing artwork, look him up on his website, or Instagram him @JosephNix.  He also has another show coming up at Under the Needle down the street from us.  It’s called Wasted Youth, and is the 6th Annual show of it’s type. Check out the Under the Needle website for more information on that show, as well as other participating artists, and the fun details of the show!

New Summer Seafood Items!

With summer in full swing, we’re adding some extra seafood items to compliment our delicious summery white wines, new rose options, and new summer-inspired cocktails. If you haven’t been in already to check our new beverage menu out, you definitely should!  And, while you’re in, be sure to check out these new tasty menu options as well.

Our new seafood dishes are classified as “Para Picar,” and are true Spanish tapas in presentation, as well as taste!

Smelt Escabeche :
Grilled and marinated in red wine vinegar, and served up with fresh baguette slices.

Marinated Mussels :
Fresh Penn Cove mussels marinated in green chili and dijon, and served up with fresh baguette slices.

To accompany these new and exciting additions to our menu, I highly recommend a glass of our Basque Txakoli, a slightly effervescent white wine that is wonderfully unique to Spain, and a great accompaniment to fresh seafood.

If you’re looking for a local wine, try our Proletariat Rose Grenache. It’s a beautifully light rose with silky textures of fresh stawberries, pomegranate, rhubarb, and just a hint of spice.

More in the mood for a cocktail? I’d go for the much loved, standby Pintxo classic, the Flor de Pintxo; or our new summer cocktail addition, the Tunisian Sour.

Flor de Pintxo :
Gin, Thatcher’s Elderflower, Thatcher’s Cucumber, lime juice, and simple syrup.

Tunisian Sour :
Novo Fogo Cachaca, lime juice, preserved lemon simple syrup, and egg white.

Pintxo Closed Wednesday July 16th

Pintxo will be closed for a private party Wednesday July 16th. We’ll resume normal business hours Thursday night from 5pm – 10pm. Join us for Happy Hour from 5pm to 7pm, then jump up to our sister bar The Upstairs for Game Night, where you can enjoy board games and booze!

 

 

Paella Tasting and Contest this Sunday!

65645fca-d254-412b-8ade-40decafb4411The 7th Annual Concurso de Paella is this Sunday, and we’re so happy to be participating!

Details are also in on what we’re doing and how we’re doing it. I’ll share a couple hot secrets here, but you’ll have to come and check us out at the contest on Sunday for more details and a taste of what we’ve got going on.

Pintxo will be represented by our wonderful paella chef Malcom. Malcom lived and worked in Spain, and gained a great deal of experience in Spanish cuisine and ingredients. He brings to Pintxo an incredible sense of personal taste, and a flare for both traditional and modern Spanish cooking and cooking techniques. Chef Malcom has designed an incredible paella for the contest, and we’re excited to have it showcased at the Concurso de Paella this weekend.

For a tasty sneak peak…Malcom will be drawing from La Nueva Cocina, crafting Pintxo’s paella as a modernist play on the beautifully traditional Spanish paella. While I won’t divulge all our secrets and plans, it’ll be a seafood paella with a few delicious surprises, including the use of malted emmer.

To find out more and try our paella entry, you’ll need to stop by and see us this Sunday!

The event starts at noon, with the contest officially beginning at 1:00pm. Check out the Spain Association of the Pacific Northwest for more details.