_IMG_5225.jpgPintxos are served in the bars of the Basque Country along the border of Spain and France. From the Spanish word pinchar meaning poke or to stab, these little plates—similar to the tapas of Spain—are small slices of bread topped with special ingredients and held together by a toothpick pierced in the middle, hence the name. Pintxos are best enjoyed with zurrito (a small glass of beer), txakolí (sparkling white wine), or sidra (cider). This is the concept behind Tauro Pintxos Tapas Wine Bar, a newly opened bar in Makati City.

From the same forces behind Society Lounge, Tauro serves dishes that transports its customers to the Basque motherland. Using the best local produce and imported ingredients, the bar serves exclusive cold cuts from the region such as Chorizo Iberico and Jamón Serrano. Enjoy their extensive selection of wine, beer, and best-selling sangria with Chorizo Quail Egg Pintxos, Pintxos Morunos, and more.

Who To Know

_DSC_9623.jpgChef Patrice Freuslon had been the executive chef of a number of luxury restaurants and cruise ships in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. He also created a concept café, restaurants, and lounges before taking his expertise to the Philippines with Society Lounge, Riviera Catering, and now, Tauro.

From The Menu

_Burger Duck Confit and Foie Gras with Caramelised Onion.jpgBurger Duck Confit and Foie Gras with Caramelised Onion

_Chicken Liver And Mushroom with Crispy Onion Pintxos.jpgChicken Liver and Mushroom with Crispy Onion Pintxos

_Prawn Croquettes with Lobster Sauce.jpgPrawn Croquettes with Lobster Sauce

Tags: Dining, New Review, Spanish, Basque Cuisine