Tinto
Tinto WineBar & Food • 555 Burwood Road Hawthorn

Barcelona is where the heart is

The Triado family was based in Hawthorn for many years, but has its ancestral roots in the northern Spanish province of Catalonia. The desire to explore the parental origins led 3 of the Triado sisters to live in Barcelona on and off over the past 20 or more years. In 1995 they started the very successful Bar Kasparo, still operated by the one remaining sister in Spain.

Now back in Melbourne, the seminal experience of the Kasparo years has given birth to TINTO, an authentic Spanish Wine Bar that brings the bright flavours and exhilarating atmosphere of Barcelona to the heart of Melbourne’s inner east, offering a unique and relaxed space for people to meet and socialise. The name is derived from ‘Vino Tinto’ – (literal: “tinted”) meaning ‘Red Wine’ in Spanish.

Tinto has a bar, a dining area as well as footpath eating and a small courtyard. One of the main features is its long Spanish style bar, perfect for a casual catch-up with friends or simply sitting by yourself. Have a chat over a ‘cerveza’ [beer] or ‘vino tinto’ while enjoying delicious tapas or raciones [larger plates], matched with a varied selection of Spanish and local Victorian wines and beers.
The intimate dining area has a gas log fire and during the colder months provides warmth and a cozy ambience.

An integral part of Tinto’s offering is the ‘jamonera’, like in most bars in Spain. It is the place where one of the world’s prized delicacies – ‘Jamón Iberico’ or air-dried ham is displayed and sliced on an old-fashioned flywheel slicer.
Tinto provides an approachable, casual environment focusing on quality of wine and food. Tables can be reserved for diners Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm via phone, email or online booking. Alternatively you can enjoy drinks and food at the bar without prior reservation. In the spirit of Spanish bars you will find a space, be welcomed with a smile and provided with a glass of wine and bite to eat.

Tapas

Pan de Casa – house-made sourdough bread 4.5
Aceitunas – marinated olives  9
Tortilla de Patata- Spanish omelette 9
Patatas Bravas – hand cut potatoes, aïoli, salsa brava 10
Croquetas de Jamón 14
Berenjenas Fritas – crisp-fried eggplant chips w honey, lime, chilli & sesame 16
Buñuelos de Bacalao – codfish croquettes w Romesco sauce 18
Pinchos Morunos – marinated chicken skewers 19
Salmon Crudo – marinated salmon, roasted & pickled beets, goats cheese 19
Chorizo a la Sidra – chorizo in Asturian cider 19
Calamares Fritos – crisp-fried Australian squid w salt bush and aïoli  21
Coca – crisp pastry, caramelised onions, roasted pumpkin, dukkah 21

Raciónes

Albondigas – aromatic lamb meatballs, whipped herb feta 22
Cochifrita – braised pork belly, sweet potato mash, apple&raisin chutney, puffed crackling 32
Cordero – 48 hr sous-vide lamb shoulder, grilled manchego polenta, asparagus and pumpkin 32
Paella de Marisco – traditional Paella w sepia [cuttle fish], fish, prawns, mussels and saffron rice 32
Pescado – pan-seared butter fish, grilled sweet corn w chilli & coriander, crisp potato wafer and green mojo 32
Asado de Wagyu – char-grilled Gippsland Wagyu flank steak w ‘chimichurri’ and hand-cut potato wedges 34

Charcutería

Jamon Iberico – Iberian cured ham 28

Plato de Quesos  – Cheese platter 16 sm /28 lg

 

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Verduras – sides

Ensalada de Granada – green leaves, crudités, blue cheese emulsion, roasted pumpkin seeds 13
Broccolini Asados – char-grilled broccolini w roasted garlic purée, salmorejo & black olive crumble  14
Ensalada de Coliflor – raw & roasted cauliflower, garlic saffron yoghurt, figs, anchovies, & dukkah  14
Esparragos – local asparagus, romesco sauce, luquillo peppers and crispy jamón  16

Postres – desserts

Churros y Chocolate – deep-fried churros [Spanish donuts] w warm chocolate dipping sauce 13
Crema Catalan – caramelised custard cream w citrus flavour  14
Tarta de Santiago – almond-lemon tart, double cream, poached rhubarb 14
Chocolate Bombón – rich dark chocolate slice, olive-salted caramel, house orange sorbet and mint  16

 

CAVA

Vallformosa  49
Raventos i Blanc Reserva Brut 65
Macedon Ridge 50
Downings Estate 66

 

VINO ROSADO

Camino Real  Tempranillo Rosé 50
Mas Donis Garnacha Rosé 55

 

COCKTAILS

Sangria [Tinto house recipe] 39 / 42
Turmeòn [hand crafted] Vermut 10
Gin Maré [Mediterranean Gin & Tonic] 15
Olé Olé 17
Orange Mojito 18
Espresso Martini 19

VINO BLANCO

Descomunal Verdejo 45
Telmo Rodriguez ‘Basa’ Verdejo 55
Azul y Garanza Viura 52
Daimon Temp Blanco/ Sauv Blanc 55
Abadia Albariño 50
Fento Treixadura Albariño 65
Do Ferreiro Albariño 75
Martin Sancho [org] Verdejo 65
Brandan Godello Galicia 65
Koppamurra Sauv Blanc 50
Moonstruck Pinot Grigio 49
Weemala Pinot Gris 48
Quealy Tussie Mussie Pinot Gris 59
Kaglan River Riesling 47
Mermerus Chardonnay 52
Paringa Estate Riesling 52
Pemberley Chardonnay 54

VINO TINTO

Abril de Azul y Garanza Tempranillo 45
JED Wines Malbec Argentina 51
Cabirol Garnacha Syrah 58
Garciano [org] Garnacha 58
La Garnacha Salvage 65
Caudex Crianza Tempranillo [2013] 62
Matsu ‘El Picaro’ Tempranillo 59
Bodegas Beronia Crianza [2012] 72
Valderroa Carballo Mencia 72
Matsu ‘El Recio’ Tempranillo [2012] 78
Lopez de Haro Reserva [2010] 75
Camins del Priorat Garnacha [2014] 75
Sela Tempranillo Crianza [2013] 95
Valenciso Reserva Tempranillo [2009] 125
Remelluri Tempranillo Reserva  [2010] 132
Tinto Cleanskin Shiraz [2010] 45
Downing Estate Merlot [2010] 54
Indigo Pinot Noir 49
Tibooburra Pinot Noir  70
Bittern Estate Pinot Noir 63
Staindl Pinot Noir [2012] 90
Bannockburn Pinot Noir [2014] 115
Downing Estate Cab Sauvignon [2009] 69
Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Malbec 59
Brick Kiln Shiraz  49
Yabby Lake Syrah [2016] 64
Wild Duck Shiraz [2013] 110
Rogues Lane Shiraz [2004] 125