Valencia is home to the paella, Spain’s most international of dishes. So having a paella in Valencia for anyone spending a weekend here is pretty much a must. But have you ever wondered how to make paella? Well, let The Spain Event organise a special activity for you that will unravel all the secrets of this spectacular and crowd-pleasing dish. We will take you to a restaurant located in the historical quarter of Valencia where our expert chef will explain all the ins and outs…
He will then make a paella for you right in front of your eyes, all the while explaining every step he takes and the reason for it. So, don’t forget your cameras, because this dish is a stunner. When it is time to let the rice cook, you can sit down and relax at your table with some wine, beer and tapas for 15 minutes. And just when they have got your taste buds really going, the paella will be ready to eat.
Before you get stuck in to the paella, you can try on some fancy Spanish aprons and get a few of those “I made this all by myself” photos. Ah, and don’t worry about recording our chef’s explanations. You will be given his paella recipe to take home with you as a souvenir! All you have to do after that is invite some friends around when you get home and stun them with one of the most spectacular and tasty dishes that the world has to offer.
-The largest paella in the world entered the Guiness Book of Records in 2001 after feeding over 110,000 people. The diameter of the paella itself was an amazing 21 metres and 16 centimetres and ingredients included more than6,000 kilos of rice, 12,000 kilos of chicken and rabbit and 13,000 litres of water! Don’t expect teh snails to crawl in by themselves..
-The pan the paella is made in is actually also called paella in Valencia. Most people in Spain don’t know this, but that is the advantage YOU have of learning how to make paella in the place it was invented!
-The original Valencian paella does not have seafood, but chicken, rabbit, beans and vegetables. Nowadays there are three types of paella – Paella Valenciana, Paella de Marisco (seafood) and Paella Mixta (mixed).