Sometimes we just crave paella. The mix of spices, fresh seafood and rice is a dish that works no matter the weather. So here are six paella dishes in and around Philadelphia that deliver.
As Estelle Costanza once said, “what am I going to do with all this paella?” Well the answer at Jamonera is to serve it up with Spanish tapas and a pitcher of sangria.
Tonight, the Midtown Village hotspot is offering a paella and sangria night. Dinner is $35 per person and includes salad, croquettes, papa frita, a choice of paella and a pitcher of blanca or roja sangria.
Over at Bar Ferdinand, they’re getting fancy with what is perhaps the simplest of cocktails: the elegant, understated gin and tonic. Apparently, the “gin tonic” (as it is known in Spain) is just all the rage among Spanish drinkers, so the bar at Bar Ferdinand has taken to offering the simple, two-step cocktail in a variety of formats. You can check out the new Gin Tonic menu after the jump.
But first, there’s also this: The inimitable David Ansill will be moving his kitchen outdoors on Friday, July 26th to offer a one-night-only paella cooking class. Those who attend will be fed a variety of snacks–plus the finished paella Valencia which is the kitchen’s signature dish. They’ll also walk away with their very own paella starter kit (including Bomba rice, paella stock and chorizo). Tickets for the class are $40 a head and reservations can be made by calling Bar Ferdinand at 215-923-1313.
Now, about that drink menu…