Ryan Poli, a pig leg, and a chic crowd: all things we spotted Saturday night at Barcito, the pintxos bar that opened January 23 inside River North’s newest Spanish restaurant, Tavernita. About that Poli sighting: While the Perennial vet is the top chef of the greater Tavernita compound, we hear it’s not unusual to see him behind the bar in Barcito, where the snacks and small plates menu includes Iberico ham (which brings us back to that pork leg, sliced to order at $22 a serving). And as for Barcito’s stylish patrons? Browse our photos below.
PHOTOGRAPHY: JEFF SCHEAR