The group had such a great time during our last 2 visits to La Espanola for paella, Spanish food shopping, eating, drinking, and giggling; let's do it again. Or for those who missed it last time - JOIN US! There's nothing better than a large plate of paella and a jug of sangria.
La Espanola is a not a restaurant, they are a retailer of fine Spanish foods. Every Saturday, they make a big batch of paella. Check out this picture below - they use a smaller pan to cook the paella, but it is large enough to make 75-80 servings of paella!! At 1030 am, they make the paella and at 1130 am, lunch is served. If we all get there on time, we should be able to get a short glimpse and explanation of the paella making process!
**What you need to do: call La Espanola by Friday Apr 5th to place your order. You need to order your meal in advance so they know how much to make. Their number is[masked]-0455. Here is what I found out about their offerings:
Types of Paella: House $9, Seafood $12.49, Mixed $11.75, Chicken $9.45, Veggie $9.25 (you can double check this with them when you call). You may want to order an extra meal to go...
Here is info about La Espanola from their website. Perhaps you would like to shop while you are there:
La Española is not only an importer, distributor, retailer, and wholesaler of fine Spanish foods, but it is also a manufacturer of premium Spanish-style sausages and Charcuterie (cured meat products). The meat products are made in the company’s U.S. Department of Agriculture-approved plant with the same fine ingredients and cherished recipes that are used by the best producers in Spain. Personal attention and utmost care are lavished upon each lot of sausage or cured meats. For an aficionado of Spanish cured meats, we have chorizo Bilbao, Butifarra Catalana, chorizo Pamplona, chorizo Cantimpalo, chorizo Soria, Salchichón de Vic, Sobrasada Mallorquina, Morcillas de Arroz, Morcillas de Cebolla, Jamón Serrano, Lomo Embuchado, and much more can all be found at La Española. As U.S. restrictions on the importation of meats have softened, the company has begun selling Redondo Iglesias Jamón Serrano from Spain. It hopes to eventually offer Spanish sausages along side its own brand.
La Española also occupies a special place in the world of food importing. As one of the pioneer marketers of Spanish products in the U.S., and the sole distributor of many of them, La Española’s position in this area of Spanish-American commerce has been solidifying. Olive oil, olives, rice, cheeses, canned fish, canned foods, saffron, spices, cookies, candy, chocolates, tea, and paella pans are just a few of the specialty food imports that La Española is actively marketing in the U.S. Just in... the Iberico Ham as well. La Española’s products are purchased by a wide variety of retail and wholesale clients. Leading purveyor in the foods of Spain for food service. La Española boasts of clients in all fifty United States, as well as Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Singapore. Included among their clients are many four-star restaurants, specialty food deli's and markets, speciatly gourmet stores and various hotels.
See you there!