What might it look like to translate bring Spanish style tapas & conservas to a tucked away corner of Greenpoint in Brooklyn, NY? El Pingüino is a seafood bar built on a neighborhood ethic with an international point of view. I collaborated with my uncle, John Ortiz on the seating in the space. The interior setting creates an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. It toes the line between a platter of oysters and a sleeve of saltines: catering to refined elegance, without forgetting the authentic, hand made patina that makes your favorite bar, well, your favorite bar.