Chef Peter Lee’s Authentic Spanish Menu of Tapas & Pintxos is Perfect for Strollers Perusing the Funk Zone
WHO: Executive Chef Peter Lee of LOQUITA, and POQUITA POP-UP in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone
WHAT: Chef Peter Lee and ACME Hospitality announce POQUITA POP-UP on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Designed for casual drop-in and take-away dining, POQUITA POP-UP playfully riffs off of LOQUITA, the younger sibling of its older, wild, fun-loving big sister. POQUITA POP-UP offers authentic Spanish small bites and beverages with a Santa Barbara influence in a casual and jovial environment. POQUITA POP-UP is just the thing for an aperitif and small bite before dinner at LOQUITA; dining at the standing-room-only counters; or for take-out in the midst of the Funk Zone and Santa Barbara’s nearby Waterfront District.
The POQUITA POP-UP menu includes a vibrant selection of Spanish Tapas, Bocadillos and Pintxos featuring Banderillas Pintxo; Cheese & Caramelized Onion Pintxos; Tuna Cone with Feuille de Brick; Veggie, Romesco & Cheese Bocadillo; Manchego, Pickles & Mustard Bocadillo; Galician Octopus with New Potatoes. And for dessert, Marcona Almond Cookies.
In addition to the delicious Spanish treats, guests can sip on the not-to-be-missed Spanish Gin & Tonic on Tap; and select Vermouths and Wines by the glass.
Pricing for POQUITA POP-UP ranges from $4 – $12 per dish. No reservations, walk-ins only. Available from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2019. For more information, call 805.880.3380 or visit http://www.loquitasb.com.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Executive Chef Peter Lee
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Gin & Tonic on Tap, $12
Select Vermouths and Wines by the Glass
TAPAS, BOCADILLOS & PINTXOS
Banderillas Pintxo – $4
Cheese & Caramelized Onion Pintxos – $4
Tuna Cone with Feuille de Brick – $9
Veggie, Romesco & Cheese Bocadillo – $9
Manchego, Pickles & Mustard Bocadillo – $12
Galician Octopus with New Potatoes – $11
Marcona Almond Cookies – $5
Poquita menu items will be served cocktail style, no seating, standing room only. Loquita menu is offered in the restaurant dining rooms only.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Poquita, 202 State Street (Entrance to Poquita is around the corner on Yanonali), Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805.880.3380
ABOUT POQUITA: Poquita is the younger sibling of its older big sister, Loquita, an endearing Spanish colloquial term for a wild, fun-loving young girl; Acme Hospitality’s playful love letter to the Spanish history of Santa Barbara. Leading the culinary team is Executive Chef Peter Lee, with an impressive resume including stints with award-winning Jöel Robuchon in Las Vegas, Gusto and Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles. The wine list is comprised almost entirely of Spanish wines and several exceptional local wines that pair well with the cuisine. Loquita’s cocktail list showcases selections of Spanish vermouths, farmers’ market Sangria, hand-crafted cocktails and an inventive selection of gin-and-tonics, Spain’s king cocktail. The Mediterranean climate and terroir of Santa Barbara County mirror that of Spain, making the translation of locally sourced produce, meats and seafood an ideal match. Recognition for Loquita includes accolades from the Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara News-Press; Santa Barbara; USA Today, C; Santa Barbara Life & Style; 805 Living; LA Weekly; The Infatuation; Zagat; Darling; AFAR; Washington Post; Forbes; Tatler; Haute Living; Tasting Table; Westways; and the Ventura County Star. Loquita delivers outstanding food, wine, cocktails, service and beautiful interiors for which the Acme Hospitality family is known.