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Good Paella caterer?

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debbyx1x Apr 20, 2011 02:08 PM

Does anyone know of a restaurant that will cater great paella to a birthday party in West Boca?

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    mrotmd RE: debbyx1x Apr 20, 2011 08:01 PM

    Paella is a relatively simple dish to make. I have a large paella pan, it seves about 16 people. We coo the paella outside and the guests socialize in the back yard until it is ready. Then to the dinning room. We bought the paella pan and it's outdoors propane burner for the paella years ago and it has been a great success. For what I understand, there are chefs that will bring the hardware to your house and make it. I've heard is expensive. I can send you my recipe, I wish I could doitin your house, but I keep mine kosher and make a chicken and chorizo paella, not the more traditional Valenciana. Keep in mind that as the national dish of Spain, paella ingredients are very regional, and not limited to shellfish.

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      The Chowfather RE: mrotmd Apr 20, 2011 08:16 PM

      sooo are you offering your services?? doubt she is looking for that though

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        mrotmd RE: The Chowfather Apr 21, 2011 06:48 PM

        Not at all. I am a pediatrician, a big time foodie and a cook by hobby. Not interested in working in the kitchen for money :). That being said, Paella is a dish to make at home :) and enjoy with family and friends. Once again, I can offer my recipe :)

    2. Blind Mind RE: debbyx1x Apr 21, 2011 07:57 AM

      There was someone who posts on this board that had a wedding and had a paella catered and thought it was fantastic. I've searched for that thread but can't seem to find anything...sorry. I remember they posted a picture of a HUGE paella pan and everything. Perhaps it was lost when this board transitioned from the Florida board? I would maybe google "paella caterer miami". Good luck

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        debbyx1x RE: Blind Mind Apr 21, 2011 11:58 AM

        Thanks to those of you who responded. I am sure I will find someone who does this.

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          LiveRock RE: debbyx1x Apr 21, 2011 01:23 PM

          I found this on google. http://www.paellavip.com/paella.html#pla

          They are in Miami but if they are serious about catering they might be willing to make the drive.

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          OysterHo RE: Blind Mind Apr 21, 2011 06:07 PM

          Blind Mind: I remember her and found the thread!

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/464484

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            Blind Mind RE: OysterHo Apr 22, 2011 10:38 PM

            Nice!! Great find!

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          sfeatz RE: debbyx1x Apr 25, 2011 07:38 PM

          We have used El Rey de paella- I think the owners names are Dennis and Gio. They were terrific!

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            morganeats RE: debbyx1x Apr 26, 2011 06:56 AM

            Paella Party

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              mbpg RE: debbyx1x Apr 28, 2011 08:17 AM

              La Barraca in Hollywood has excellent paella and tapas as well. We used them multiple times from their previous location (Plantation).

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