an 11th edition under the sign of local production Saturday May 4

an 11th edition under the sign of local production Saturday May 4
an 11th edition under the sign of local production Saturday May 4

This gastronomic and solidarity event that is Pintxo Eguna has become essential for Bayonne peñas. And the public is ever more numerous from year to year: it will be there again this Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., in the 35 peñas mobilized by this 11th edition.

The idea of ​​Pintxo Eguna remains the same: the Bayonne peñas compete in a pintxo competition, also increasingly challenging. The associations are fighting to win the Grand Pintxo d’or, a veritable shield of Brennus on which the names of the winners have been engraved since the first edition.

To award this much sought-after title, you of course need food professionals and this year we will find on the jury Joëlle Erguy (chef, Mokofin, Bayonne), Josema Azpeitia (gastronomic columnist of the Spanish Basque Country) or Iker Zabaleta (chef , Asador Aratz, San Sebastian).

The public will have to pay one euro to taste each pintxo and the interest is of course to wander from peñas to peñas to taste as many mouthfuls as possible (1). The organizers remind you to carefully tour the associations, particularly in Petit Bayonne, where pintxos are often left after the Grand Bayonne has been robbed.

A donation of more than 6,000 euros

This time, the organizers have established two rules: the return to the original pintxo, that is to say placed on a base of bread, and the incentive to support local production. An ingredient must come directly from a local producer. Cheese, cold meats, fish, vegetables, bread, herbs, condiments…

Please note that this year, the Pintxo Eguna will host a pre-opening with an exceptional concert by the Atomic Violins, at 4 p.m., in Patxa Square. Founded in 2022 by Delphine Labandibar and Marina Beheretche, this unique group, made up of around fifty violin students from the Maurice Ravel Pays Basque conservatory, draws on an eclectic repertoire by performing original arrangements.

Finally, the main aim of Pintxo Eguna is to raise funds to support local charitable associations which work towards living well together. Each participating peña makes a donation of 150 euros and the public can also participate by donating in boxes provided for this purpose. Four associations will each receive a donation of 1,500 euros: Céleste Petite Enfance, BAB Solidaire, Chrysalide and Les Ukrainiens du Pays basque.

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