Believed to have been first created in Spain’s region of
Valencia by way of farmers, Paella is said to be the perfect union between two
cultures; the Romans creating the pan and the introduction of rice by the
Arabs. The term ‘Paella’ actually refers to the pan in which it is cooked in,
with varying sizes available, the characteristically shallow depth and dimpled
rivets remain the same, ensuring that the contents have a maximum surface touch
for cooking, whilst the dimpled rivets cause a dispersion of heat, creating a
textured finish with the rice.
Commonly associated with seafood, Paella was originally made
with only game meats like rabbit, chorizo sausage and escargot, with its
versatility seeing its transformation over time to the medley of proteins it is
Just as popular as the Paella, the Spanish eating style of ‘tapas’
has made its mark on our country’s food scene as a popular dining option to
accompany casual drinks amongst groups. As we celebrate all things Spanish,
jump on our Paella Party bus as we take tour, exploring splendid Spanish
flavours and embracing their lively culture.
Spanish Tapas | NSW
For an entertaining night out, visit Alegrias Spanish Tapas
restaurant to be instantly submerged in the Spanish way of life. Surrounded by
traditional dancers performing the sultry flamenco, diners indulge in
accustomed eats seen in dishes like deep fried strips of lightly floured
calamari drizzled with Andalusian spices and served with lemon and aioli.
However, it is Alegrias Paella recipe which we have gotten our hands on that
has us stamping our feet and rejoicing olé! Bring the taste of Spain into your
very own kitchen by whipping up Alegrias’ seafood paella recipe found here.
Sark | QLD
When seeking authentic Spanish cuisine with a modern twist,
stroll along Brisbane River to discover Cutty Sark bar and restaurant, where an
open and airy dining space has been created to suit any occasion, from long
brunches with friends to intimate dinners. Cutty Sark serves up a Spanish tapas
inspired menu meant for sharing, offering dishes like free range grilled
chorizo with fire roasted peppers and their well requested paella inspired by
Australian produce using chicken, chorizo and fresh, locally sourced
Event Catering | NSW
For something a little different, why not invite the paella
to your very own home? ICON Event Catering of Sydney offer a comprehensive
catering business which can customise a package to suit any function big or
small, with a skilled team of managers who are on hand to help ensure the
function runs smoothly by offering their professional service. Adding to the
already impressive cuisine portfolio available, ICON added the Spanish paella,
making for a crowd-pleasing favourite which will leave your guests entertained
as well as satisfied.
Tapas Bodega | NSW
Hailing inspiration from the Catalonia Basque Region,
Turramurra plays host to one of Sydney’s Spanish hot spots, Tapas Tapas Bodega.
Offering an impressive imported wine list to accompany a stellar menu of shared
meals, sample bold flavours found in mains like the crepe con salmon, a light
and thin crepe filled with smoked salmon, artichoke, onion and capers or
perhaps enjoy a crowd-pleasing tapas seafood paella with prawns and fresh lemon
Tapavino | NSW
Known for their fortified wine collection, Tapavino has left
an undeniable mark on Sydney’s Spanish dining scene, securing its place as a
regular haunt for those in the know seeking quality Spanish fare along Bulletin
Place in the city centre. Dine under sultry ambient lighting, setting the tone
for the contemporary fitout, whilst you savour smaller bites with menu options
like diamond shell clams roasted in parchment, kipfler potatoes, vermouth, garlic
and chilli or the sardines de compostela with fennel, black olives and
Bar De Tapas Y Vino | VIC
Enter the European inspired interior of Remy Bar De Tapas Y
Vino, styled with terracotta tiled floors and blue mosaic tiles, giving diners
the feeling that they have travelled abroad without leaving the streets of
Malvern. Dine as the Europeans do and take a seat curb side to people watch as
you share jugs of sangria whilst you tuck into a tasty Paella of mussels,
calamari, clams and prawns.
Picon | NSW
Bringing the flavours of the Spanish Canary Islands to
Sydney, make a visit to Mojo Picon for hearty, flavoursome servings of dishes
like the individual chorizo, chicken or seafood paella, or a pulled pork roll
with 10-hour slow cooked pork with chorizo, salad and the signature fiesta
relish. Mojo Picon also offers inventive catering options for customers to
create their own menu for their very own fiesta at home.
Despana | NSW
Despana restaurant residing in Sydney’s Glebe is a mecca of
colour and passion, creating a welcoming and energetic space to unwind with
friends sharing in plates of veal and pork meatballs with saffron and almond or
stuffed squid with Botifarra sausage and white beans or perhaps enjoy a glass
of sangria whilst devouring a Paella Blanca with clams and peas all finished
off on a sweet note with freshly cooked churros and chocolate.
So why not take to your closest Spanish restaurant found here,
and say Olé to their philosophy of sharing this good life with good food.