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Foie Gras and Membrillo Pintxos

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Haven’t had many opportunities to savor and enjoy the beauty that is foie gras, along with that, also have a great love for tapas and pintxos – what a joy to find out that Huertas, in New York City, combined the two fabulous dishes with their foie gras and membrillo pintxos.

Huertas NYC offers a wide variety of Basque treats, everything from the jamon to the pulpo was amazing – an overall fantastic spot for tapas. Seeing the words foie gras always grabs the attention and once spotted, had to give it a try. The richness of the foie gras, the sweetness from the membrillo, on top of a fantastic crostini – it was an amazing experience.

…later on during the dinner, ordered two more.

Foie Gras Membrillo


Written by Paulo Loreto

November 25, 2015 at 9:18 AM


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A sparkling, very dry white wine from the Basque Country; the wine has a low-alcohol content and is typically served as an aperitif.

The wine is popular with pintxos and other similar bar snacks because it helps cleanse the palette between dishes.

In the Basque Country, just outside of Bilbao, there is a museum devoted to txakoli, the Museo del Txakoli.

Written by Paulo Loreto

June 5, 2012 at 8:23 AM

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