The weather outside was frightful, but the wine was so delightful! An afternoon thunderstorm passed over Six Plates at the beginning of the general admission session during the wine bar’s annual Txakolifest, pushing folks inside but not detracting in the slightest from the merriment of enjoying a menu based around fresh, local seafood, the slightly tart tastes of Txakoli and good company.
The band Newkirk moved their set inside and jammed out while folks boogied down, many holding on to their complimentary cider glasses or a porron – a traditional glass wine pitcher typical of many regions of Spain – filled with Txakoli. Not much of a dancer, I opted to stand at the bar and enjoy the flatbread covered with piquillo peppers, caramelized onion, mushroom escabeche, basil, pimentino cheese and pimento oil; a Watchhouse oyster on the half shell; and a glass of Uriondo Bizkaiko Txakolina while basking in Basque Country satisfaction.
Check out our slideshow to the left of the full-flavored fun.