27th March National Paella Day

When you think about Spain and Spanish Cuisine there is one dish that instantly springs to mind, Paella. The iconic Spanish dish originates from Valencia in Eastern Spain, one of the largest natural ports in the Mediterranean and also one of the most important rice-producing areas in Spain since the 1200’s.

Paella was originally cooked by the workers over a wood fire for the lunchtime meal and traditionally eaten straight from the pan in which it was cooked with each person using his own wooden spoon. Over time, the dish has become a stable part of Spanish cuisine and is often cooked at weekends, for large family gatherings or Fiestas.

Paella recipes are ever evolving with new variations appearing frequently and in 2016 paella is the generic name of 200 or so distinctive rice dishes or ‘arroces’ from the Valencia region alone, not including other parts of Spain.

 At La Tasca, Paella is of course, one of our signature dishes and is freshly cooked to order by our chefs and served to the table in the traditional paella pan with 4 varieties to choose from:

Paella Verduras (Valencia) with seasonal vegetables.

Paella de Carne (Valencia) with chicken breast & chorizo.

Paella Valenciana ‘La Tasca’ (Valencia) with chicken breast, large mussels, king prawns & squid.

Paella de Mariscos (Valencia) with Patagonian tiger prawns, large mussels, white fish, king prawns & squid.

This Sunday 27th of March 2016 is National Paella Day and to celebrate we are offering 2 for 1 Paella all day at all La Tasca sites. To book your table please visit http://dev.latasca.com/bookatable and quote #NationalPaellaDay