Spanish-style sherry bar opening temporarily in the Mission

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[Photo by Wes Rowe]

ABV‘s upstairs rotating-concept bar Over Proof has announced its latest thing; it’s called Este Oeste, and it opens next week:

The name means “East West” and refers to the prevailing winds of southern Spain that greatly affect the aging of Sherry wines. ‘Este o este’ also loosely translates as ‘this or that’ in keeping with the Flip Flop/Double Back theme of change in the title. Sherry and gin will be the focus of the beverage program, but the real star of show is the food – which will be Spanish influenced.

Chef Collin Hilton has done a beautiful job with this menu, which can be described as bright and coastal, rustic but clean. Spanish style dishes are close to his heart, and we cannot wait for folks to try everything he has created for this quarter.

Décor will return to the light and airy vibes we saw with Flip Flop—but with a decidedly more Mediterranean look. Este Oeste’s sunny interior will feature soft pastel hues and a hanging collection of dried herbs, flowers, and botanicals. Blue and white Mediterranean tiles line the front steps of the entrance stairs and wrap the front bar to create the perfect backdrop for Chef Collin Hilton and Sous Chef Nick Salazar’s menu of deceptively simple, bright, Spanish-inspired fare.

Get reservations here, and/or check out the full menu after the jump:

Food Menu

House Cured Sardines & Ham
grilled bread / chili infused olive oil / garden herbs

Blistered Pepper & Melon Gazpacho
espelette powder / wood sorrel / walla walla onion

Heirloom Tomato Toast
fermented jalapeño / yellow peach / nepitella

“Hand Paella”
bay shrimp / sweet chorizo / chanterelle aioli

Canary Island Salt Crusted Fingerlings
salsa gribiche / pipicha

Celery & Chilled Baby Octopus Salad
grilled potato / butter lettuce / crispy shallot

Brown Butter Poached Prawns
romesco verde / charred calçot onion / marcona almond

Cocktail Menu

Don Karlos
oloroso / lemon / orange / orgeat / gin

Doña Demonic
rancio / tonic / grapefruit

Señor ‘Txotx’
gin / sherry / honey / cider / spice

Señora Sol
summer gin / fino / americano

gin / sfumato / pedro ximenez / absinthe / ice cream

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