International Sherry Week! November 7th-12th

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Join us November 7th -12th for food pairings, sherry flights and sherry cocktails!

We are thrilled to participate in International Sherry Week! Our love for sherry runs deep – we first fell in love with the historic wine when we opened our doors in 2010 – a bit before sherry made its comeback in craft cocktails and on wine lists. We’ve been brining you some of our favorites over the years and can’t wait  to have these small-batch, independently crafted sherries on our list starting Nov 7th –  “The Almacenistas”.

 

 

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A bit more about the beautiful Almacenistas line from Lustau:

“Almacenistas are independent professionals or entrepreneurs who have been historically producing and ageing Sherry. The love and care of Almacenista for their activity is shown in their limited Soleras of the finest and rarest Sherries. This Soleras are still operated by the original artisanal methods. Lustau was founded in 1896 as an Almacenista itself and has wanted to pay a tribute to this anonymous role in the Sherry trade by creating this very special range of Sherries.”

 

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)

Pintxo and Women for WineSense Team Up for a Sherry Tasting and Dinner 4/23!

The Seattle Chapter of Women For WineSense
Invites You To Experience
A Sherry Dinner
With Karla Kilgore of Classical Wines

Details
When: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: Pintxo 2207 2nd Avenue Seattle, Washington

Get ready for a unique taste experience with Women For WineSense! Karla Kilgore, of Classical Wines, is partnering with Pintxo restaurant to bring us a multi-course Sherry pairing dinner, featuring Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana Sherries. The history of Sherry goes back over 3,000 years, when the vines for the grapes were brought to the Jerez region of southwest Spain by the early Phoenicians. In the centuries that followed, empires and civilizations, kings and merchants influenced its development. But Karla’s inspiration in bringing us this event was a recent milestone in the recognition for this ancient beverage. For the first time, Wine Spectator Magazine included a Sherry in their top 100 list, coming in at #32. We thank her for giving us this opportunity!

Pintxo is the perfect spot to host our dinner. This small, family owned restaurant is dedicated to creating Spanish inspired tapas from locally sourced ingredients. The menu they designed for us highlights the bright, vibrant flavors of their cuisine. Perfectly paired with a selection of Sherries from Karla’s collection, the dinner promises to give us a rare chance to step out of the usual and experiment for an evening!

Please note that although this is a Women for WineSense event, anyone and everyone over 21 years of age is welcome to come and enjoy this evening of fine sherries, fine food, and wonderful company!

The Menu
Sherry Selection: La Gitana Manzanilla
Food Pairing: Crab stuffed piquillo pepper. Fire smoked piquillo pepper stuffed with hand cracked Dungeness crab salad

Sherry Selection: Napoleon Amontillado
Food Pairing: Moroccan Chickpeas with tomato, golden raisins, onions and spinach

Sherry Selection: Wellington Palo Cortado VOS
Food Pairing: Serrano Ham and Macrona almond plate

Sherry Selection: Faraon Oloroso
Food Pairing: Rice Morcilla toast with pineapple chutney

Sherry Selection: Alameda Cream
Food Pairing: Andalusia Chicken Skewer. Marinated in sherry vinegar, cumin, coriander and saffron marinade. Grilled on the Placha

Sherry Selection: Triana PX
Food Selection: Assorted Cheese Plate

Booking Your Seat
The cost for the evening is $62.00 for members, $69.00 for nonmembers.

Paying By Card
To RSVP and pay by credit card go to REGISTER NOW.
*Note the registration system charges a $3.00 processing fee for nonmembers to pay by credit card.

Paying By Check
To RSVP and pay by check, email me at wwsseattle@yahoo.com or call me at 425-882-1621. Your check must be received 3 days after your RSVP is made. After that time your seat will be released. Mail your check to me (made out to Seattle Women For WineSense) at Terese Flaherty-Vaniman, 6910 Old Redmond Rd. #G 120, Redmond, WA, 98052.

Please note that this is a non-refundable event. All attendees must be 21+.

Lustau Sherry Tasting Event This Tuesday!

We’re proud to announce that we’re hosting a Lustau sherry tasting event here at Pintxo this Tuesday night!  This special event is open to the public, and we welcome anyone and everyone to stop by to enjoy our featured Lustau sherry flight and some tasty tapas specially selected to pair perfectly with each one! 

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To sweeten the pot, we also have a very special guest flying in from Jerez, Spain. The Spanish Lustau rep will be here to hang out with us, drink some sherry, enjoy some tasty tapas, and share a bit of information on Lustau, their sherry offerings, some history on sherry and sherry making, and answer any questions you may have. This is a great opportunity to taste sherry if you’ve never had it, or expand upon your current knowledge if you’re already a sherry drinker. It also makes for a great date night idea!

If you’re interested in taking part in this awesome event, make a reservation through our online Open Table reservation system, or call the restaurant directly. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Also, if you’re interested in experiencing this wonderful sherry tasting event from our fully heated and enclosed atrium, be sure to mention your preference! This is available on a first come, first served basis, so jump on it quickly!

Feel free to call or email (Jaimie@PintxoSeattle.com) with questions or assistance planning your night with us. We look forward to seeing you all!

More Information on Sherry and Food Offerings
Please note that we are offering our full menu all night long. The selections below are those that were specially selected to perfectly pair with the sherry that we’re offering. However, you are more than welcome to select anything from our normal menu as well.

Sherry: Manzanilla Papirusa (Sanlúcar de Barrameda) Pairs well with:
Crab stuffed Piquillo Peppers
Tortilla Española (artichoke and rinsed red onion)
Castelvetrano Olives

Sherry: Fino Jarana (Jerez de la Frontera) Pairs well with:
Serrano and Almond plate
Ensalada Verde
Pulpitos

Sherry: Amontillado los Arcos Pairs well with:
Asparragus “Snowed In”
Morrocan Chickpeas (best for 2)
Seafood Fideua (best for 2)
Andalusian Chicken Skewers

Sherry: Oloroso Don Nuño Pairs well with:
Rice Morcilla with sea salt and finishing oil
Chuletas de Cordero (lamb chops ala plancha with parsley pistu.

Sherry: PX San Emilio Pairs well with:
Assorted Cheese Plate