Txakoli Fest 2019 : A CELEBRATION OF BASQUE WINES AND PINTXOS
Sunday, July 28th: 4 to 8pm The Bungalow Club- 4300 East Lake St, Mpls
Last year’s party was such a success that we are bringing it back bigger and better in 2019! We'll be filling our lush urban patio with thirsty and hungry souls ready to eat and drink to their heart’s desire. Chef Andrew will be cooking up Spanish inspired delights on the outdoor grill. The tables will be laden with an assortment of deliciousness as well as passed appetizers. All of this means there will be more pintxos and treats for you to enjoy! A special surprise guest DJ will be spinning some tunes and the porrons will be flowing. This is a celebration not to be missed!
Tickets $48 - includes tastes of 5 different txakolis and a Basque cider, a plethora of pintxos and comestibles.
Txakoli (pronounced [cha-ko-lee] or Chacolí ) is a slightly sparkling, very dry white wine with high acidity and low alcohol content produced in the Spanish provinces of the Basque Country, Cantabria and northern Burgos. It’s made from the equally easy to say grapes of Hondarribi Zuri, Munemahatsa and Hondarribi Beltza.
Pintxos (pronounced peen-chos) are little snacks or tapas that are typically eaten while drinking at bars in the Basque region. Pintxo, also meaning “spike”, refers to how these tapas are usually served on bread and spiked with a toothpick.
Porron (pronouced po-ron) is a traditional glass wine pitcher, typical of Catalonia, Aragon and the Valencian Country, originating in Catalonia and eventually spreading to other parts of Spain. This invention allows everyone to drink from the same utensil without touching it with their lips. It fosters communal drinking accompanying food, though it does require some skill to ensure the wine enters one's mouth and to keep it from spilling onto clothing. Some might say it resembles a cross between a wine bottle and a watering can.