The Italian Market is getting a
topless tapas and paella bar. Torrero Bar is replacing El Costeno taqueria at 940 S 9th Street. Passyunk Post has some more details on the upcoming project.
Tapas place called to Torero Bar coming to Italian Market [Passyunk Post]
UPDATE: Passyunk Post gets an inside look in the tapas and paella bar with chef Miguel Martí Rossello.
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Tonight, Jamonera is hosting a three-course, $55 Spanish rosé dinner. Only a few seats remain.
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Lee from Hop Sing Laundromat is going to be bringing his cocktails to Jamonera tonight, August 12th at 10 p.m. So the long-pant and shoe averse can enjoy Lee’s cocktails without Hop Sing’s rules and dress code.
We’ve got Lee’s drink list and what Marcie Turney is making in the kitchen.
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Beginning this evening, July 15th, Tinto will showcase Spanish beers on draft and by the bottle. Starting at 5 p.m. you can learn about these beers with the help of Kevin from Shelton Brothers and Jason from Bella Vista Beverage. Along with the new beers from Spain, Tinto is also rolling out new pintxos this week.
The beers are available as part of a $20 pairing at the bar, that features three pintxos paired with three samples of beer. Or you can order the beer a la carte for between $7 and $25 per bottle.
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So you’ve got your Thursday plans for the 4th of July. If you’re like us, you’ve probably got Friday all mapped out, too. But then the holiday weekend just keeps on going.
Saturday? We’re confident you can handle that on your own. But come Sunday, if you’re not already in some kind of party-coma, how ’bout checking out the 10-course seafood tapas menu that Jamonera is laying down?
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Pictured above is the Paella Valenciana from David Ansill’s menu at Bar Ferdinand. The feast of shellfish, chicken, chorizo and rice is more than enough for two to share and at $30, it is a bargain.
Bar Ferdinand [Official Site]
Paella Valenciana [Instagram]
Craig LaBan bestows an enthusiastic two bells on David Ansill’s version of Bar Ferdinand.
The fennel-crusted tuna, essentially Spanish-inspired sashimi draped over haricot verts, caper berries, kalamata olive vinaigrette, boquerone anchovies, saffron-tomato conserva, and shaved bottarga (“a little smoked tuna dust!” says Ansill), pushed piquance to the edge of boldness without sliding over. His citrusy, sous-vide-cooked octopus was meltingly tender. A simple crab “croqueta,” almost fluffy with sweet meat beside a crunchy nest of shaved fennel and citrus, showed classic elegance.
A crock of crispy noodle fideos tossed with sherry cream and wild mushrooms brought focused, earthy vegetarian flavors. But Ansill’s talent for alt-meats is also on joyful display. Aside from the shoestring shreds of fried pig ears with purple mustard, there were juicy squares of pork belly with a bacon-sherry reduction, and pork cheeks, brined overnight, then sublimely braised in tomato brava sauce sparked with ginger.
Two Bells – Very Good
From Jamaica to Northern Liberties [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Bar Ferdinand [Official Site]
First some Rioja, and now some cider.
Tinto’s second installment of their monthly pairing dinners is welcoming in the world of European cider. Every year in the Basque country, cider houses tap their cider barrels, and the people gather together, drinking the apple wine straight from those barrels. It’s called the “txotx,” and Tinto wants to join in on the celebrations.
On Thursday, April 4th, at 7pm, sidra (cider) will be poured from three regions in Spain and France, from Asturias to Irouleguy, and their accompanying menu looks stellar.
The dinner will only set you back $50 a person, and as is tradition, the ciders are bottomless. Make your reservation soon.
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Tinto has added several new Spanish craft beers to its list. In addition to Estrella Damm Inedit, which was created with the help of famed El Bulli chef Ferran Adria, the bar is now offering Guineu Riner, Omnipollo En El Bosque and CCM’s Hivernale and Negra Stout. The En el Bosque sounds particularly interesting, it is a red ale fermented with cranberries.
Tinto Beers, Wine & Cocktails Menu (PDF)
Tinto Restaurant [Official Site]
Looking for a new Sunday tradition now that Boardwalk Empire and Walking Dead are on hiatus? Well how about tapas? Every Sunday from now until January 13th, Jamonera is offering a 10-course tapas tasting menu. With plates that vary from a simple mix of spanish olives and lupine beans, to oloroso braised shortribs with catalan greens, pickled raisins, and pinenuts, this menu promises range and creativity. Throw in a flight of sherry for $20, and you won’t even miss your favorite shows.