Well they are amazing is what they are!

In my last post, I kinda kept getting distracted by food, well this is that food post! So back to the matter at hand – Pintxos!

Pintxos are technically Hors d’oeuvres but you can pretty much turn it into a main meal! The idea is basically that you go from one bar to the other and have yourself a little pintxo (or two) with friends and family! You can also have a little drink while you’re at it too! I know this sounds like a bar crawl but it is anything but that! It’s actually more like heading to mini restaurants for a quick dining experience…

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This place, A Fuego Negro, had some of the best gourmet pintxos in town!

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This was my choice, squid ink ice cream with creamy rice. I was so conflicted while eating it! Still managed to wolf it all down in seconds though!

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Lloyd’s basically hooked on twitter and Milou‘s doing… er… I’m not quite sure what Milou’s doing…

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Eventually we moved along to other bars and sampled more and more pintxos! So I’m not a fan of bread based meals but even the bread based pintxos were amazing! They tasted so much better than I imagined and each one before made me really want to try the next one after – absolutely brilliant! I think it’s because of how fresh everything is that it tastes so good!

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*Disclaimer: We did not eat those peppers! 😉 I don’t even know why I felt the need to say that – like anyone would just grab raw peppers and just eat them but it kinda felt necessary to highlight that! 🙂

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Let’s see how good your Basque is – how many pintxos on the board can you translate to English (or your local language)?Pintxos!!! What Are They? (23)

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As does Aratz! Pintxos excitement is really catching!

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All pintxos’d out, we took it to another level, the sweets level. (I don’t even know what that means – all I’m trying to say is that it was finally time for dessert – start with some ice cream)…

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Followed by cakes of which there were sooooo many to choose from!

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As soon as I saw this one, I knew I had to have it! Just look at that!

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The cakes were all washed down with a nice coffee after which we could all barely move and had to spend a few minutes recovering from all the food! I can’t tell you how glad I was that the waist on my jeans were quite loose…Pintxos!!! What Are They? (46)Basque country is definitely food country!


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