Ever Want to Run with the Bulls? Me Either… I’d Rather Eat & Drink. Ole!
Here’s something fun that Tavernita/Barcito is doing in honor of the San Fermin festival that’s happening soon in Spain. Check it out!
Tavernita, in conjunction with Hennessy, will host a weeklong celebration for San Fermín from July 6-14, 2012. The annual San Fermín festival is the most internationally renowned celebration in Spain, best recognized for the encierro, or the running of the bulls. Adventure seekers that can’t take to the streets of Pamplona this summer are invited to Tavernita to compete, drink and dance as the Spaniards do!
Guests can run with the best of them at an exciting lineup of events and San Fermín-themed specials:
- Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7: Flamenco Dancing and Hennessy Tastings. 8:30 to10 p.m.
To kick off the week of festivities, guests are invited to enjoy vibrant flamenco dancers and a sampling of Hennessy-infused Sangria. This special sangria will be available by the pitcher for $25 from July 6-14 at both Tavernita and Barcito. For every pitcher ordered, guests at the table will receive a red bandana to celebrate the true España way.
Mallorca Melon Tea Syrup
- Sunday, July 8: Pintxo Eating Contest. 5 p.m.
Not for the faint of heart, Barcito challenges both amateur and professional eaters to the ultimate pintxo throwdown, eating as many of the San Sebastian-inspired bites as they can in a given timeframe. The winner will receive dinner for two and a Pintxo mascot (Pintxo is the Spanglish-speaking perro who reports on Barcito’s goings-on), along with the glory that comes with being Chicago’s Pintxo Pounding Champ. Guests can pre-register for a discounted price of $10 per person (day of registration: $15) by calling (312) 274-1111.
- Tuesday, July 10: Perros on the Patio. All hours of operation.
Adding to the celebration, diners and their pooches are invited to Tavernita’s bustling outdoor patio. Those who don their pups in any Spanish-inspired costume (bulls, matadors, etc.) will receive matching red bandanas and pintxo treats (for owner and pet).
For more information and reservations, please call (312) 274-1111.
Here are a few pics from one of my experiences there: