Gianni Modena

gianni modena

One of the most amazing sights and tastes of the Basque Country are the bars laden with pintxos (pronounced pin-chos). Traditionally these small bites are served on a slice of bread with a stick through the middle, with many bars also serving small plates, a bit like tapas. 

Inspired by the pintxos culture of the region, our pintxos and small plates represent both traditional and experimental aspects of Basque cooking, offering both classics and new creations. We combine big flavours using top quality ingredients from both the Basque Country and local suppliers. 

After time in San Sebastián, I decided to bring a bit of Basque back to the streets of the UK, setting up Pick Up Pintxos in 2016. Following on from an amazing time on Folkestone’s Harbour Arm, 2021 brings the opening of our bricks and mortar bar and restaurant just a couple of minutes away in Folkestone Harbour. 

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