table for two
The Scout food trip goes Southside as we find the perfect food and booze pairings in and around Alabang
Just a short drive past the gated Alabang Hills village (or a short jeep ride from Zapote road), look behind the Pancake House at the ground oor of on esu Building and you’ll nd a little unassuming tapas bar called Bar Pintxos. With its sparse furnishings and minimal bar setup, it’s reminiscent of numerous pintxos bars that originated from the Basque province of Northern Spain. The owners, Miguel Velcin and Martin onzalez, gave me some info before I tried the food. “In San Sebastian, where pintxos (skewered appetizers often served on bread) were rst made, they don’t even give you plates. You’re supposed to eat it with your hands and all in one or two bites; and if it falls on the oor, it’s okay.” I then pop a whole brie cheese and jamon pintxo into my mouth. My reaction was inaudible delight that can be attributed to eating a mouthful of probably the best Spanish food I’ll get to taste this year. For starters, you can order a plateful of different pintxos to sample. For new customers, we recommend the Red Pepper-Brie heese
Jamon Pintxo, paired with a bottle of Bar Pintxo raft Pale Ale Beer or a glass of Sangria to start the evening off.
Don Jesus Blvd, Alabang Hills, Muntinlupa City
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