From Monday, April 17 – Friday, April 21, 2017, Tinto, the intimate wine bar and tapas restaurant located at 114 South 20th Street in Philadelphia, will be celebrating its tenth anniversary. A special weeklong tasting menu will highlights from the brand new menu, as well as old favorites.
COURSE ONE – Charcuterie: Saucisson Sec and Chorizo Pamplona… Chilled Bean Salad: Ventresca Tuna
COURSE TWO – Duck Montadito: Duck Confit, Serrano Ham, La Peral Spread, Black Cherry… Baby Artichokes: Pappardelle, Meyer Lemon, Black Truffle… Short Rib Bocadillo: Braised Short Rib, Bacon, Asparagus, Celery Root Aioli
COURSE THREE – Organic Chicken: Truffled Mahsed Potato, Brussels Sprouts, Bacon, Idiazabal Cream, Herb Chicken Jus… Rodaballa a la Plantxa: Turbot, Sauce Pastis, Baby Fennel… Patatas Asturianas: Tomato Compote, La Peral Cream
COURSE FOUR – Pastel Vasco: Almond and Vanilla Tart, Cherries, Olive Oil Ice Cream
The cost of the special tasting menu is $55.00 per person (plus beverages, tax & gratuity).
In addition, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tinto will host a Tento Celebration, A porron and pintxos party with Jose Garces. Tickets are $60.00 per person and will include charcuterie and cheese stations, passed pintxos, suckling pig, and a paella station. Wine stations will be positioned throughout the restaurant. Guests can try their hand at traditional Basque activities like “throwing” cider or drinking from a porron, with prizes for the top participants. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2911694.
After opening Amada in 2005 in Philadelphia’s Old City, Jose Garces opened Tinto, 114 South 20th Street, his second restaurant in 2007. Tinto is an intimate wine bar and tapas restaurant that was the first in Philadelphia to showcase the extraordinary tastes of the Basque country, the coastal and mountainous region that is located between France and Northeastern Spain.
Tinto features pintxos (the Basque equivalent of tapas), charcuterie, cheeses, mariscos (shellfish), brochettes (skewers) and bocadillos (sandwiches). Large plate entrees are available, and everything is designed for sharing. Tinto is Basque slang for red wine, and features 80 varieties of Spanish wine.