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For Fall Tinto Introduces an Apples and Cider Tasting Menu

Jose Garces
Jose Garces Photo: Collin Keefe

For fall Iron Chef Jose Garces is offering a new tasting menu at his restaurant Tinto that’s inspired by Spain’s Basque region and simultaneously flaunts one of the season’s most popular ingredients, apples. The four-course prix fixe menu costs $55 per person and is available throughout all of October. For an additional $25 per person, there’s a hard cider pairing option that features Asturian and Basque ciders. The tasting menu’s highlights include Monte Enebro, espellette pepper, spiced apple jam and sliced apple, and foie gras with granny smith apple, chestnut puree, toasted brioche. Featured ciders include Isastegi Sigardo Naturala 2009, Trabanco Cosecha Propia 2009, and Trabanco Poma Aurea 2007. Click through to see the entire menu.

First Course

Tortilla de Bacalo, piquillo peppers and green chili

Escalivada, cippolini onions, roasted peppers, eggplant and migas

Monte Enebro, espellette pepper, spiced apple jam and sliced apple

Second Course

Brochetta de Veira, with txokoli pistachio vinaigrette

Manzanas, seasonal apples, saffron, candied shallot, cabrales

Foie Gras with granny smith apple, chestnut puree, toasted brioche

Third Course

Chuleta, pork loin chop, apple chutney, fennel stew, cider jus

Artic Chard en Sidra, cider poached artic char, romesco broth, charred green onions

Hongos ala Plantxa, wild mushrooms, confit potato

Dessert

Poached Pear, sage clafoutis, pad d’espice emulsion

For Fall Tinto Introduces an Apples and Cider Tasting Menu