We only have one event to talk about this week, and we’ve spent months planning it. On Saturday, during the Alberta Street Fair, we’re launching our very own block party outside on the South side of 29th & Alberta where we will be roping off a 3500 square foot playground to celebrate the Basque country’s thirst-quenching fermented beverages – Txakolina and Sidra. Joining us are 6 of the city’s top chefs who’ll be creating small bites to enjoy with the wine and cider. All in the name of fundraising for a couple of good, local causes. It’s time to make your plans to join us at Txakparti 2012.
Darryl and the cork crew
THIS WEEK’S EVENT
TXAKPARTI 2012: Basque Wine Festival With Street Food Cred!
Saturday, August 11th . 12pm – 5pm . $25 advance / $30 at the door
PLUS: Wine Bar continues from 5pm – 7pm with By-The-Glass Options
Click to Buy Tickets Online!
Our 2nd Annual Basque Wine Festival moves outdoors for this Saturday’s Alberta Street Fair and will be a giant food and wine celebration to raise money for Urban Farm Collective and Alberta Main Street.
The festival includes your chance to taste 12 different Txakoli and Sidra while nibbling on 6 tasty treats served up by the chefs from these notable Portland food establishments: Aviary, Bar Lolo, Ned Ludd, Tabla, Toro Bravo and Xocolatl de David. And as can happen in this city’s fast moving food world, Chef Anthony Cafiero who is Tabla’s ambassador for the event, will fill you in on his plans to launch a new Spanish-themed tapas bar called Racion. You don’t want to miss the foodie fun!
Your admission ticket will get you a taste of all items being served and a souvenir govino glass to take home with you. Adventurous spirits can purchase additional glasses of wine and practice their porrón skills in the Tx Marks The Spot station. Watch the video for a basic introduction to using a porrón and then come watch the fun that ensues when novices and pros go head to head.
Ready to join the fun? BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW and join us Saturday starting at 12 noon. You can buy tickets online on our website or send us an email with your ticket request if we already have a credit card on file for you. We encourage all attendees to enter the Txakparti Pavillion by 3:30pm to have a chance to enjoy all of the wine and food being sampled.
And after 5pm, you can come down to the area for our Wine Bar where wine-by-the-glass will be served at a cash bar until 7pm when the street fair ends. A great way to unwind after a day wandering the street, and you’ll be right next to the Acoustic Music Stage so you can sit at the bar tables and take in the show in the shade.
We’ll see you there!
To buy tickets, just click on the image above and order through our website.