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Paella at La Espanola

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.

http://www.laespanolameats.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=main

 

See you there!

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  • Cari B

    great experience!!!

    April 12, 2013

  • Roger B.

    I wanted to respectfully respond to Andreas's comment, "Authentic but could use stronger spices." The key word here is "authentic." I LOVE spices and I definitely enjoy some fire to many foods I eat. But sometimes it's about "authentic" and it's about the blend of flavors, which made this paella heavenly!

    April 11, 2013

  • Roger B.

    Delicious! Scrumptious! Oh-so-tasty! Yummy! Perfect!

    April 7, 2013

  • Nina P.

    Great fun as ever. Learned about some new Spanish sausage and wines and saw sooo much meat in the storage area. This is the place you want to be in an Earthquake!

    April 7, 2013

  • Vicki L.

    fabuloso! Thanks Nina for the organization and to La Espanola for the hospitality

    April 6, 2013

  • Jade

    That was fun! Thanks for the "backstage" tour of the paella cooking & the sausage factory. I brought back my 5 extra paellas & my sister & her family loved it. We also enjoyed the wine recommended by Alex.

    April 6, 2013

  • Connie

    Arg, I had it in my brain this was for dinner. Sorry I missed it:(

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, I am out of town till 4/24

    April 5, 2013

  • Rowena

    Ok, just pre-ordered. Got the seafood paella, Pearl sold me =)

    April 5, 2013

    • Roger B.

      Interesting. When I tried to pre-order the person told me everyone would be provided with the house paella. I couldn't give her my preference.

      April 5, 2013

    • Jade

      I got one of everything (the house to eat there, the rest to go), except for veggie.

      April 5, 2013

  • Roger B.

    My guest/girlfriend is a vegetarian. Therefore, if she attends, she wouldn't be purchasing a paella.

    April 5, 2013

  • Steve B

    My friend won't make it.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I now have a conflicting tennis game. bummer as sounded fun!

    April 4, 2013

  • James B.

    I have to go out of town for a family crisis, leaving today, back next week.

    April 4, 2013

  • Pearl

    I love their paella but I have a photography class that morning so unable to attend. I highly recommend the seafood paella, this is my fave!

    April 4, 2013

  • Marisela

    Unfortuately,I won't be able to make it this saturday...Have fun!

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Something came up unexpectedly. Have fun!

    April 1, 2013

  • Rowena

    I'm in Nina!!! Miss you girl, its been a while ~

    April 1, 2013

  • Jeannette

    I would love to come and meet the group, but I need to take care of my Venezuelan citizen duty that weekend. I will be riding to San Francisco to vote on Sunday at the Consulate. Hope will be able to attend next time.

    April 1, 2013

  • Toni M.

    Sorry, I won't be able to attend at this time due to medical issues. Sorry!

    March 27, 2013

  • Elyse G.

    Just realized a prior commitment.... but I think that makes someone on the waiting list very happy

    March 27, 2013

  • Jeanine

    Just realized I have an EKG & ACLS class scheduled this weekend :-/

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group. Looking forward to this. Trish

    March 10, 2013

  • Cari B

    yum yum. looking forward to it.

    March 7, 2013

  • Elyse G.

    This will be my first visit and I'm looking forward to it. Love to try a Spanish olive oil as well

    March 6, 2013

  • Vicki L.

    This looks like TREMENDOUS fun!

    March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aurgh! Prayer breakfast that Saturday. Well, everyone enjoy the eats!

    March 5, 2013

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