Tempted by the display of tapas and oysters we dropped into Orio for a quick bite to eat.
|Loved this sign – the logo is cut out to reveal the original brick wall.|
I liked the concept of this modern day Basque tavern in the center of the Gothic Quarter.
This is called a pinch or “pintxos” bar, which is typical in this area.
|Peppers wrapped in an anchovy with green olives.|
Here’s how it works: you sit down and order drinks (they sell wine by the inch ~ seriously!}
|A red pepper stuffed with some sort of chicken salad and topped with greens.|
Then you take your plate to the bar and help yourself to whichever tapas look appealing to you.
|Sundried Tomato, Mozzarella, and a marinated artichoke heart.|
Each tapas has a toothpick,
|Anchovy wrapped caper berry, tops a tomato slice, mound of cheese and a tuna salad.|
when you are finished, the waiter counts up how many toothpicks you’ve accumulated and charges you accordingly.
|Omelet wrapped in a cucumber slice, topped with something creamy and caviar.|
I have to say, the food quality was a little lacking,
but it all looked quite beautiful.
|No tengo la menor idea!|
|Sardines, with some sort of a onion confit and sprouts.|
I think this would be a fun way to serve a casual dinner or lunch at home.
|I may have “pinched” a few too many delights, the pate with caramelized onions was numero uno!|