Neither French nor Spanish, the homeland of the Basque people is located on the Bay of Biscay in southern France and northern Spain. Distinctly different, the Basque culture celebrates unique language, art, music, and cuisine.
Join the team at Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro as we celebrate the Basque culture at this unique dining event. Our General Manger, Didier, is proudly Basque and has wanted to host this dinner for several years.
One highlight of the evening will be a cornerstone of Basque cuisine -- Espelette Peppers. Working with a local farmer to grow a crop of these special and unique peppers, Chef de Cuisine John Raymond has worked closely with Didier to develop a menu featuring Basque dishes he enjoyed throughout his childhood.
Make plans to join us as we celebrate all things Basque and take a walk down memory lane with Didier.
French Picholine and Nyon Olives on Toast with Anchovy
Pate de Campagne aux Piment d’Espelette et Jambon de Bayonne
Country Pork Pate with Espellete, and Cured Basque Bayonne Ham with Accoutrements
2017 Ostatu Rioja Rosado
Soupe de Poisson de Chez Margot
Traditional fish soup with rouille and toast
2015 Henry Mina Irouleguy Blanc
Fillet of Turbot with Sweet Peppers, Tomato, Green Espelette Chilies, and Bayonne Ham
2014 Charles Hours Jurancon Sec Cuvee Marie
Magret de Canard aux Piment d’ Espelette a la Planxa
Slow-cooked Magret Duck Breast on Cast Iron with Honey, Espelette and Orange,
Roasted Late Season Vegetables, Natural Jus
2006 Bodegas Hermanos Pecina Rioja
Fromage Basque Ossau Iraty
Named the 2018 World Champion Cheese
during the World Championship Cheese Contest, held in Madison, WI
Franco-Basque Sheeps milk cheese served with Baguette and Stone Fruit Preserves
2017 Xarmant Txakoli
Traditional Basque Cake with Cherry Jam, and Sugar Basque Cross