Paella in Twin Cities
- Alison Mar 16, 2006 06:02 PM
Which restaurants in MSP offer paella? Which do you recommmend?
I'd assume that Solera offers it. Does Solera offer entrees? Their website only lists their tapas, but I thought they had entrees as well.
A lot of restaurants might not be offering Paella until summer. I know that Fhima's used to offer one (they may still), though I think it was for two people. El Meson offers one, as does Babalu, but I'm allergic to shellfish and have thus have never had paella in my life. I would bet that La Bodega also offers a paella.
Why would restaurants not offer paella in winter? i'm puzzled.
El Meson used to have it, and if i'm not mistaken so did Solera (as a small dish) - just call them, i betcha that they can make it for you even if it is not in the menu.... after all, paella is not a complicated dish - it takes some work, but it's a simple dish process-wise (melt butter, add onions, peppers & chicken, add rice, add broth + wine, add seafood + peas... voila!). It's my favorite dish for entertaining - an easy way to cook for 15-20 people and still get compliments! Remember, paella means for her it was the dish that men in last centurys Spain cooked for their wives after coming home from hunting/fishing . how complicated could the dish be with that background? =)
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