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 67
Macedon Ridge 49

 

VINO ROSADO

Bittern Estate Rosé 45
Mas Donis Garnacha 43

 

COCKTAILS

Tinto Vermut 10
Sangria 38
Mediterranean Gin [Maré] & Tonic 13
Olé Olé 17
Orange Mojito 17
Espresso Martini 18

VINO BLANCO

Casa de Luz Verdejo 40
Altozano Verdejo 44
Telmo Rodriguez ‘Basa’ Verdejo 55
Azul y Garanza Viura 52
Daimon Temp Blanco/ Sauv Blanc 55
Zios Albariño 58
Martin Sancho [org] Verdejo 60
Brandan Godello Galicia 65
Gorda Izaguirre Txakoli 79
Tibooburra Solitude Sauv Blanc 50
Moonstruck Pinot Grigio 49
Weemala Pinot Gris 46
Quealy Tussie Mussie Pinot Gris 59
Domain Day Riesling 53
Mermerus Chardonnay 49
Paringa Estate Riesling 52
Bress Golden Chook Chardonnay 54
50 Vines Toolern Vale Chardonnay 59

VINO TINTO

Lopez de Haro Tempranillo 40
Cabirol Garnacha Syrah 56
Garciano [org] Garnacha 59
La Garnacha Salvage 65
Caudex Crianza Tempranillo [2011] 60
Matsu ‘El Picaro’ Tempranillo 56
Bodegas Beronia Crianza [2011] 65
Matsu ‘El Recio’ 77
Lopez de Haro Reserva [2009] 75
Camins del Priorat 75
Sela Tempranillo Crianza [2011] 90
Pesquera Crianza Ribera del Duero [2011] 118
Valenciso Reserva Tempranillo [2008] 125
Tinto Cleanskin Shiraz 40
Downing Estate Merlot 50
Tarrawarra Estate Pinot Noir 50
Hanrahan Pinot Noir  62
Bittern Estate Pinot Noir 63
Sally’s Hill Pinot Noir 60
Staindl Pinot Noir [2010] 90
Downing Estate Cab Sauvignon 66
Wild Duck Creek Shiraz Malbec 50
Bress Shiraz Silver Chook Shiraz 50
Yabby Lake Syrah 64
Brick Kiln Shiraz  49
Wild Duck Shiraz [2010] 110
Rogues Lane Shiraz [2004] 125