Paella is a traditional rice-based dish and is, without a doubt, one of Spain's most well-known and well-loved culinary delights. It originates from the region of Valencia, on the Eastern coast of the country. Irrigation systems first developed by the Romans improved throughout the centuries, leading to rice being a staple in the diet of the area by the 15th century. The origin of paella as we now know it is believed to be open-air meal cooked around the Lake Albufera in Valencia, in which one of the main ingredients was water vole. Chef Mary has opted to replace the water vole with chicken. We think you'll like her version better!
Taste of Spain
Thursday, September 21
5 - 8 p.m.
Spanish Croquette with a White Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Ham, chicken, onion, white cheddar cheese
Chardonnay Sycamore $4
Chicken, Mussel, Sausage & Shrimp Paella
Braised chicken, rice, peppers, onions, tomatoes
Pinot Noir Trinity Oaks $4
Butter Pecan Cookie
Homemade cookie, vanilla ice cream
3 course price $19 per person
Wine pairing $8 per person
Complete dinner for 2 including wine $54
Make a reservation by calling 623-935-6785 and tell them you're coming for a Taste of Spain.