The Gilda is considered to be the first ever Basque pintxo. It was created around 1947 at the Casa Vallés bar in San Sebastian, Spain. Putting out plates with olives, guindilla peppers and anchovies was the norm, but it was one of the bar’s regular patrons that created the pintxo by skewering the three ingredients together for the first time! The name was inspired by the film ‘Gilda’ that debuted at that time. The main character was a woman who was somewhat spicy and salty – just like the taste of the pintxo. Gilda Day was created in 2015 to celebrate this unique tapa!
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