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Paella: From Pan to Plate (Dinner on Valentine's Eve) Valley Variety, Hudson NY

Come together on Valentines eve for a traditional paella dinner prepared from scratch. This interactive and extremely appetizing evening will teach you everything you need to know about cooking the perfect paella.

Sarah Jay will guide the group through the preparation of two variations—a chicken and sausage paella and a vegetarian paella.

You’ll participate in all the stages of preparing a truly authentic paella from making the aromatic sofrito and cooking the saffron scented rice to combining everything in the paella pan. Once in the pan, Sarah will share with you how to heat the pan for the formation of the desired socorrat, or crunchy crust on the bottom of the pan.

When the paella is ready, we’ll gather around the table for dinner and savor the unique tastes of your shared experience.

In addition to the paella, you’ll enjoy small bites during the prep time, a salad to accompany the paella, and dessert along with wine and sangria.

More Info:

Valley Variety
705 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

About Sarah Jay

Sarah’s passion for paella began as a 20-year old, when she spent time in the Andalucian city of Granada, living with a family of 18. Her love and knowledge of paella was formed while gathering with the family every Sunday around a huge paella pan to cook and eat. She later married a Spanish sculptor and was welcomed into the arms of yet another wonderful Spanish family and their traditions of cooking and eating paella.

Out of her love for all things Spanish, and especially a passion for paella, Sarah founded La Paella to import and distribute paella pans. At that time, in 1988, many people had never heard of paella. Sarah often hosted paella parties to spread the word about preparing authentic paella and to provide all the resources needed to make one at home. Sarah continues to share her enthusiasm and knowledge for great paella.

We will have a selection of paella pans for purchase for your family gatherings.