New tapas + wine restaurant coming to Fairhope

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A new Spanish restaurant hailing from Texas is landing in Fairhope soon. Here’s what you need to know about Plane & Level Coastal, an aviation-inspired wine and tapas spot.

Plane & Level Coastal coming to Fairhope

Two food and wine experts lead Plane & Level’s original location in Spring, Texas. Culinary Director Orland Amaro worked in Spain for over ten years, honing in his culinary craft at spots like El Bulli, a 3 Michelin Star restaurant. Thomas Perez, sommelier and winemaker, brings 30+ years of experience to Plane & Level, helping guests discover perfect wines to accompany the tapas.

Their tapas menu changes based on seasonal, local ingredients. One thing you can count on, though, are their famous empanadas.

Here’s a taste of their summer 2023 tapas menu:

  • Pulpo a la Plancha: Charbroiled Spanish octopus, potatoes, paprika, confit tomatoes and olives 
  • Crudo de Atun: Sushi grade bluefin tuna, cucumber, avocado mousse, chive and cashew-soy emulsion
  • Piquillo con Queso: Confit piquillo peppers, Tetilla cheese, PX vinegar and paprika aioli 

Needless to say, each Plane & Level creation is a burst of flavor. Of course, one of the best parts is pairing their tapas with one of their high-quality wines.

“Redefining the word ‘flight,’ Plane & Level offers an intimate bar and tapas experience in addition to modern fine dining experience set in a casual yet elegant atmosphere.”

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When + where you can find Plane & Level Coastal

At their coming-soon locations in beautiful downtown Fairhope and Florida’s 30A area, you can expect to experience the same high-quality wine and tapas as their Texas spot offers.

We can’t wait to see the local flair that Fairhope brings to their creative, fresh menu. Here’s where you’ll be able to find it.

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Sarah Gronberg
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