It’s called pica-pica: the name of a dance is in reality an aperitif of Spanish origin that has grown more and more popular throughout Europe. What then a dance could remember because it literally means “tease”, hopping from one box to another. Do not be frightened but instead, let yourself be intrigued by this Hispanic proposal that you can find in the heart of Turin, more precisely at the Conserveria Pastis.
That’s right aluminum cans, pretty and all colored adorn the vintage wooden shelves that surround the entrance of the Conserveria Pastis . The Turin madams who face the door are curious, accustomed to find the emporium Peter Dolciumi in that corner of Piazza Emanuele Filiberto, of which there are the wood paneling and golden lettering.
In every small basket, tasty appetizers are hidden to tease in company, sipping a fresh beer, a glass of wine, or maybe an excellent cocktail prepared at whim for your Hispanic aperitif. If on the one hand the idea of canned food can bring to mind strange thoughts, on the other you just try the pica-pica at the Conserveria Pastis to completely change your mind: mussels alla escabeche (a marinade with tomato), sardines in oil of olive, stuffed olives, slices of tuna and so on and so forth. There is no lack of dishes for even the most insatiable appetites: from tortilla to jamon and queso bread to cutting boards with the best of cold cuts and Iberian cheeses.
Here at the Conserveria you will not only find food but also a very wide cultural and musical offer. The program is varied and ranges from live music, DJ sets to workshops and cultural initiatives. The Conserveria is also an exhibition space where young talents can exhibit their works of art.
Fanciful and fun, this new way to have an aperitif with friends will surely win you over, so do not hesitate to dive into this incredible Iberian-Savoy atmosphere.