paella (from Epicurious website)
"A Spanish dish of SAFFRON-flavored rice combined with a variety of meats and shellfish (such as shrimp, lobster, clams, chicken, pork, ham and CHORIZO), garlic, onions, peas, artichoke hearts and tomatoes. It's named after the special two-handled pan — also called paella — in which it's prepared and served. The pan is wide, shallow and 13 to 14 inches in diameter."
© Copyright Barron's Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on THE FOOD LOVER'S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst.
I'd never heard of paella, until N and I went on a group camping trip with Jonathon's family. Perhaps it was due to the near freezing temperatures, but it was one of the best meals I've ever had. If you do an internet search to learn more about paella, you'll discover how varied it can be as well as some strong opinions about what "real" paella is. Me? I'd rather eat than squabble over words.
And eat is what N and I had the opportunity to do, when Andaluz debuted their first "Paella Wednesday" on Oct. 13. What timing! I came home from work wondering where oh where to have my birthday dinner, to find the answer in a Tweet from Andaluz.
It's a great deal: Served at 5:30 and 7:30. $12 a la carte or $20 including choice of tapa and a glass of red or white sangria. N and I discovered that we would've been just fine sharing one bowl and adding a tapas. Especially if we want to leave room for those amazing churros!
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