What is Paella?
Paella is a delicious rice dish that originated as a peasants meal in the fields of the region of Valencia in the Mediterranean coast of Spain. Paella has two essential ingredients, rice and saffron, to which different ingredients are added to make the delightful dish called Paella.The ingredients vary depending on the geographical location. In the coastal regions Paella is a delicate dish made with the catch of the day, fish, clams, shrimp and any of the many bounties of the sea; inland Paella is more robust and boldly flavored made with pork, chicken, sausages, chorizo and any of the fresh ingredients available at the local markets. Today Paella has spread to every region of Spain, where it is made with a variety of fresh local ingredients, creating a wonderful and delicious culinary experience that is enjoyed world wide.
Paella has become the most popular dish of the Spanish cuisine, and it is known and enjoyed all over the world.
- What kinds of events is a Paella Party appropriate for?
A Paella Party is the perfect choice for any kind of party or event. We at The Paella Artisan Catering Services offer a variety of scalable settings from Pool Parties and Family Celebrations to Large Social Events.
- How many kinds of Paella can you make?
We can make Paellas to suit any taste and budget, from the very popular Paella Valenciana with chicken and seafood and The Chicken and Veggies Paella, to a customized Deluxe Seafood Paella with lobster and jumbo Shrimp.
- I can’t eat shell fish, can you cook a Paella without it?
Yes, we offer several choices of delicious Paellas without fish or shellfish, The Meats Paella and The Chicken and Veggies Paella both with no shellfish. We will be happy to customize a Paella to your particular preferences.
- Can you provide Salads and Dessert?
Yes, we are a full service catering company offering a great selection of menu items to choose from. We can package your party with your choice of salads, Tapas, and Desserts.(see our Catering Menu). Just let us know what you would like to include with your Paella when you contact us so we can create a package that will suit your wishes.
- Is there a minimum number of guests necessary to book a Paella Party ?
No, we can cook for any amount of people. We will be happy to accommodate any party size.
- Can you guarantee my booking date?
Yes, when we are asked to book a date we request a deposit. Once we receive your deposit we will guarantee your date is booked and will confirm it via Email.
- Will you come to my house? Which areas do you cover?
Yes, we will travel to your location, we are a fully mobile service. We cover Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties. We may need to add a fuel and travel time charge if you are more than 30 miles away from Los Angeles. We will be happy to give you a quote once we have all the information.
- Can you cook indoors?
Yes, as long as there is enough space for the paella set up and adequate ventilation .