Paella is a Valencian rice dish with a long history of tradition, a tradition that sometimes we, the folks at Paella Guy, like to interpret in unique and dramatic ways. This paella for Camlebak LLC at the Larson Family Winery was created with the intention of highlighting our fresh local salmon from Bodega Bay and as you can see, the salmon in its entirety is splendid to look at in the pan. The smaller paella is a gluten free vegetarian with soy chorizo and it was delicious with the pinot grigio served by the Larson team.
Here’s a recipe to try this Labor Day that involves vino and shortribs, two of our favorite pairings for a BBQ. The key to this recipe is the wine, orange juice and lot’s of time. If you can marinate overnight great, if you can do two or three nights even better! Try your own combination of spices but, make sure to maintain equal amounts of vino and orange juice at all times. Happy grilling and don’t work too hard this Labor Day, cheers!
Every year Gloria Ferrer Winery celebrates the “Soul of Spain” in the heart of Carneros with their Catalan Festival, a feast of Spanish food, cava, flamenco, traditional dances, and of course our featured paella. If you are lucky enough to be in the area this year’s event is on July 21 & 22, 2012, from 11:00 am-4:00 pm, tickets can be purchased at www.gloriaferrer.com. Hope to see you there, salud!
Recently we had the pleasure of catering a wedding in Western Sonoma County at the Anvil Ranch & Vineyard, this is a 13,000 acre ranch owned by a logging company and is used for retreats, weddings and your personal getaway.
The wedding for Thomas Debiase of Debiase Wines of Healdsburg was an opportunity for us to showcase what we can do with an extreme paella. I will not bother to describe it as the pictures that follow tell the whole story.