Today the Pintxo staff had the opportunity to be guests on New Day Northwest with host Margaret Larson. King 5 launched their new daily deal site, Yollar.com, with Pintxo as the first featured partner. Pintxo is now offering an unbeatable deal of $25 for a three course Prix Fixe Dinner and Dessert for two!. In honor of Pintxo and Yollar.com partnering for a deal, the lucky studio audience received a demonstration on how to prepare Bacon Wrapped Dates and Tosta de Baquerones!
We arrived about an hour before the show started (the show has about a half hour tape delay) and Chef Kate went straight to the prep kitchen, where she prepared the ingredients for the tasty dishes.
Once the dishes were prepared, it was time for a but of touch up makeup and hair – just to make sure Chef Kate was camera ready.
After a few minutes, we met Bekky, a producer for the show. She led Chef Kate to the set kitchen, gave her show instructions and last minute details.
After a microphone was attached to Kate, she had a few minutes to sit and take a breath before she was called to the stage. Cory, Pintxo’s owner, wished her a last minute Good Luck!
The show started off with a bang, literally. The New Day staff spent hours making a giant megaphone filled with confetti to celebrate the debut of Yollar.com. Whenever Margaret yelled, “Yollar!” into the megaphone the audience responded, “What’s the Deal?!?” (Here’s a photo of it backstage.)
Finally it was time for Chef Kate to take the stage!! Chef Kate started by showing how to make the Bacon Wrapped Dates and used her “magical TV oven” to instantly show the finished product. Margaret then ran the yummy dates into the audience and a few lucky members were able to sample the dish!
Next Chef Kate went to work showing how to prepare the Tosta de Baquerones, featuring anchovies. Margaret took a quick poll of the audience and found most were in favor of anchovies (though, there were a few grumbles from members with less discerning palates – anchovies are awesome!) An audience member was able to sample that dish, too. His review, “Delicious!”
Thanks so much New Day Northwest and host Margaret Larson. We had so much fun today!!