Vancouver friends! Spanish Paella Party is back!!
Come and join us for a fun day. Fantastic Paella from chef Sandro Oliveri. Jamón ibérico, tapas, sangria, exotic fruit, visual arts, flamenco performance, live latin music and much much more..
Paella is a Valencian rice dish. Paella has ancient roots, but its modern form originated in the mid-19th century near the Albufera lagoon on the east coast of Spain adjacent to the city of Valencia. Many non-Spaniards view paella as Spain's national dish, but most Spaniards consider it to be a regional Valencian dish. Valencians, in turn, regard paella as one of their identifying symbols.
According to Wikipedia Moors in Muslim Spain began rice cultivation around the 10th century. Consequently, Valencians often made casseroles of rice, fish, and spices for family gatherings and religious feasts, thus establishing the custom of eating rice in Spain. This led to rice becoming a staple by the 15th century. Afterwards, it became customary for cooks to combine rice with vegetables, beans, and dry cod, providing an acceptable meal for Lent. Along Spain's eastern coast, rice was predominantly eaten with fish.
Spanish food historian Lourdes March notes that the dish "symbolizes the union and heritage of two important cultures, the Roman, which gives us the utensil and the Arab which brought us the basic food of humanity for centuries."
LA NOCHE DE SAN JUAN – “The night of the fire”
San Juan is a festival celebrated on June 23rd/ 24th, a magical night that welcomes the summer season. The celebration takes place during the shortest night of the year; the summer solstice. It is a celebration that is usually held on the beach with roaring bonfires, drinks, food and friends. Legends, tradition and magical rituals are connected by a common elements: fire and water. Some mystical people believe that on this magical night paranormal events can occur because ancient pagan gods get closer to humans. For this reason many magical rituals are celebrated. Young people jump over fires which, according to legend, gives more strength to the sun, which loses hours of light during the summer.
Because of permits, there will be no bonfire. We will celebrate the night with music, drinks, good friends and great food.
· Paella will be served from 2pm to 8pm
· Sangrías will be served starting 5pm
· Drinks – Last Call at 1am
· Photo Andino www.photoandino.com
· ARC www.aromerojamones.com
Keep calm, eat paella and celebrate Fiesta de San Juan.