We’re making good progress with the bar, some furniture in place already, crockery, glassware upstairs, just waiting on plumbing, electrics and a bit of luck with our purchases working fine! We’ve laboured over our food and drink choices, as well as the style in which we’ll be serving.
Staying true to the pintxo style we’ll encourage our guests to help themselves to our pintxo (skewered) bites and pay once they’ve had their fill! The variety of pintxos and tapas are based on our culinary experiences in Spain and use the best of Brixton markets veg and meats. We’ve got a great supplier for our Spanish ingredients and will have sharing plates available, our guests will be able to choose whatever variation they please. Pimiento del padron, gambas cocidas, selection of cured, semi-cured and ‘blue’ cheeses, jamon Serrano from the leg to name but a few!
Our cocktails are a mixture of classics as well our personal takes on the said classics, a great dirty martini with SW4 Gin or Wyborowa vodka, Old fashioned, vanilla julep, bramble with a side of blueberry muffin to name but a few. We’ve also devised our own ‘electric avenue’- you’ll have to come down for the recipe! We’ve had fun with our combinations and, as with all of out choices, placed a very big importance in quality of ingredients and combination- our bloody Mary a mix of tomato bloodshot vodka and horseradish vodka from Sputnik.
Wine and beer are decisions we’ve not taken lightly either- after numerous tastings sessions we feel as though we have a fantastic range of high quality wines all available by the glass and at a great price. Campo Nuevo Tempranillo gives us a seasonally great red, as does the higher end Marques de Riscal white, the only non-Rioja that the famous bodegas produces.
Our Spanish beers are the hard to track down Cruzcampo, relatively unknown Alhambra Negra and Reserva, and a very special treat Estrella Inedit, which is a highly specialised beer invented by Ferran Adria of El Bulli and is made to compliment food types.
We’ll be providing food and drink in the day time too with coffees, croissants and traditional European breakfast pastries. Into lunch we’ve got warm spanish inspired sandwiches and focaccias, jamon serrano, an array of cheeses and our sharing dishes. We’ve also got fresh fruit smoothies and home made lemonade.