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Vancouver, BC | On March 16, Chef Bill Robitaille and Ben DeChamplain will kick off part two of Notturno’s 11 part wine dinner series, with a San Sebastián-style pintxo bar. Located in northern Spain’s Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts some of the world’s most exciting culinary experiences – like its “pintxos”. Pintxos are small bites usually eaten with a toothpick or skewer, while standing with a glass of txakoli, a refreshing (albeit hard to pronounce) fizzy white wine.
For this month’s wine dinner, we’ll be recreating a San Sebastián vibe with a stand-up style pintxo bar, complete with lots of northern Basque beverages to enjoy. And since going out for pintxos is a social affair, wear some comfortable shoes and get ready to enjoy the ultimate Basque experience.
Here’s what you need to know:
A limited number of spots are available, so reserve yours today! Tickets for A Night in San Sebastián, Spain – The Pintxo Bar are $100, wine included. Taxes and auto-gratuity extra. To purchase yours, please call 604-720-3145. New guests will receive a “passport” outlining the 11 countries/regions chosen for the series. If you came to last month’s wine dinner, bring your passport with you. Each dinner you attend gets you a stamp. If you attend five, you’ll receive a Notturno gift card, redeemable during regular business hours. Because “this one goes to 11”, if you attend the first 10, the last one is on us.
Notturno Presents: A Night in San Sebastián, Spain – The Pintxo Bar
Types of pintxos we’ll be serving on March 16 include:
Smoked salmon, arugula, onion jam, and fried shrimp
Manchego with quince jelly
Chorizo braised in Basque cider
Gildas (anchovies, olives and guindilla peppers)
Morcilla and fried quail egg
Tender local octopus with almond sauce
Txakoli (young, green Basque wine)
Tortilla with salt cod
Serrano ham croquetas
Sidra (Basque cider)
Spanish red wine
Address: 280 Carrall Street
Date: Monday, March 16
Time: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Price: $100 (includes wine). Taxes and gratuity extra.
Purchase tickets: 604-720-3145 (a deposit will be taken at the time the reservation is made)
280 Carrall Street | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-720-3145 | Email: info [at] notturnogastown.ca
Web: www.notturnogastown.ca | Twitter: @notturnogastown
Hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday: 6 p.m. to late | No reservations