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Oakland Restaurant Week: Venga Paella

Oakland restaurant week is coming up. Let's get together for a great meal at a great value. Check out the info below. 

About Oakland Restaurant Week: Foodies, rejoice! From January 17-26, over 50 top Oakland restaurants will celebrate the 4th annual Oakland Restaurant Week. With a growing number of participating restaurants receiving national media acclaim, Oakland has become one of the hottest culinary destinations of the year. The 10-day event lets food-lovers and adventurers experience Oakland’s food renaissance through $20, $30 or $40 prix fixe lunches or dinners.

http://visitoakland.org/restaurantweek

About Venga Paella: A warm and welcoming place that replicates the traditional Spanish taverna eating experience found in the inviting Catalonian countryside.With a decade of experience bringing people together with Venga Paella Catering and taking cues from his families restaurant Casa Balaguer in Valencia, Spain, Eduardo Balaguer decided to open his own taverna in Oakland’s Warehouse district (Jack London district) to emulate the Catalonian experience of his childhood.

http://www.vengapaella.com/

Logistics:

* Bringing cash for payment is appreciated 

* Waiting lists in this group are not automatic. When you become aware of an opening, go to the event page and manually change your RSVP to "yes".

* When RSVPing, include your cell number when prompted.  This is in case of missed connections. 

* Please be on time so that we can all be seated at our reservation time. (consult 511.org for help with directions and public transportation).

Attendance Note: if you sign up to attend, you will be expected to show up. Please keep your RSVP up to date to reflect your intentions to join us. All members who do not show up or cancel at the last minute will be recorded as a NO SHOW in the system (and a star will be added to your profile). Members with 3 No Shows/Late Cancellations will be removed from the group.

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  • sandra

    What an enjoyable evening, thanks for organizing MJ! All was great. Thanks to Alice for the nice rose. Special thanks to Ilana for generously sharing such wonderful vinos españoles, olé!

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Alice

    I'd definitely recommend Venga for a casual dinner. Service was almost as enjoyable as the company. Thanks for a lovely evening.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Carol

    Great company and nice food :)

    January 19, 2014

  • Jane

    OOps, too early, forgot to thank everyone that made the evening possible.

    January 19, 2014

  • Jane

    Wonderful time. I'm looking forward to throwing in some veggies & heating up leftovers for lunch.

    January 19, 2014

  • MJ

    This was the perfect storm (but in a good way) of restaurant meetups. The location and restaurant were great. The food was tasty, the wine was fantastic and flowing (Thanks Ilona and Alice!), and the company was awesome. Thank you all for coming out and for the great conversation (PG and otherwise :-) I'll hopefully see you all at a meetup soon.

    2 · January 18, 2014

    • beth b

      LOL on the PG. I concur with all the above - a fun, tasty evening! Did u guys close the place?

      January 19, 2014

  • Alice

    If it's BYOB, then I'm happy to bring a bottle along as well.

    January 15, 2014

    • beth b

      Ilona, I'm happy to contribute to corkage. Thx for offering this!

      January 16, 2014

    • MJ

      Thanks for your generosity Ilona!

      2 · January 16, 2014

  • Jane

    I love this idea, more than happy to contribute with $$$, however the only thing I have worth bringing is some older Cab's, not sure they'd work with the food, but if anyone is interested.... Can't wait love Paella & I've recently been told how to pronounce it correctly;-)

    1 · January 16, 2014

  • MJ

    It looks like they have a few wines and some beer available.

    January 16, 2014

  • beth b

    I see they have now their special menu listed. Click on the 'visitOakland.org' website, then find Venga Paella and click the 'menu' link under that. That brings up their special Rest. week menu for $30.

    2 · January 15, 2014

    • beth b

      Yikes. *They now have their special menu ... :-)

      January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to bring wine to share; I just ask that anyone who has some shares the price of corkage (a bargain at $8).

    4 · January 15, 2014

  • Catherine

    My day plans are running later than I planned so my spot is open :)

    January 12, 2014

  • Tamara

    Darnit! I forgot about a conflict I have. My spot is open! Enjoy.

    January 6, 2014

    • beth b

      Dang! Somebody moved awfully quick :(

      January 6, 2014

  • beth b

    MJ, I clicked on the link you provided (visitOakland) which just brings me to a list of participating restuarants, then clicked on Venga's link which took me to their regualar website.
    I'm not seeing any info as to what they are offering that week, food or price-wise.
    thx

    January 4, 2014

    • MJ

      Beth, I don't know what the restaurant week offering or menu is. I'll call closer to the date and ask for specifics. There's always the choice of ordering off of the regular menu. Take a look at that and see if anything on it interests you.

      1 · January 4, 2014

    • beth b

      Crap! After writing that, I got into other stuff, and then forgot about the time. Oh well, I'm on the wait list. And thanks for replying, MJ. Btw, they had me at 'paella' :-)

      1 · January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My favorite! Lived in Spain for 4+ months this summer & couldn't get enough Paella! But I am out of town that night and cannot join... :(

    1 · January 2, 2014

8 went

  • MJ
    Flexible Flexitarian, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Jane
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  • Carol
    World Traveler, Assistant Organizer
  • Alice
    Fabulous Food Writer, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member

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