On June 18th, Jaleo Crystal City hosted an unbelievable evening of paellas in addition to an exciting assortment of tapas, sangria, wine and beer. Jaleo invited Spanish Chef Quim Márquez of Barcelona's Quim de la Boqueria to collaborate to create five unique rice dishes, which will be served throughout the 16th annual paella festival which runs through July 1st at all Jaleo locations.
These special paellas include: · Arroz del senorito: “ready to eat” rice
· Arroz del verudras de temporado: Seasonal vegetable and mushroom rice
· Arroz negro: Squid ink arroz
· Arroz del mar y montana: Surf and Turf arroz
· Paella de albondigas y pulpo: Meatballs and octopus rice
Why is paella such an important Spanish cuisine? Paella is a dish that originated in Valencia. It was traditionally cooked only by men on holidays and was made outdoors. You will find a variety of variations depending on where you are within Spain. On the coast, they make paella with seafood, within the interior it is made with chicken, mushrooms, sausage and rabbit, and the traditional “tourist” paella is made with rice, mussels, and peppers. All paella is made of 2-3 ingredients with the exception of vegetable paella. It is interesting to note that the dish itself is not truly “paella,” the name “paella” belongs to the pan that the tasty dish is made in.
This #FarmToMesa series at @jaleobethesda has been so amazing! Honored to participate and fortunate to be making food memories like this dessert which was impossibly delicious! The sharpness of the aged goat cheese and the texture of this hinting-on-cheesecake knocked me sideways! And the muscat wine paired perfectly! cheers! #jaleo#jaleobyjose
I know these tiny sandwiches don’t look like much, but trust me, looks can be deceiving. Perfect egg and potato 🥔 omelette with crushed tomatoes 🍅 on crusty yet soft bread 🥖- aka flauta de tortilla de patatas. I want to have brunch at @jaleobyjose every weekend. Too bad it’s in #DC ✌🏻🍳🐷 #exploredc#jaleobyjose#skinnypignyc#skinnypigtravels
Jamon iberico de bellota Fermin yumminess!! 48-month cures ham from free range, acorn fed, black footed iberico pigs of Spain! My mouth is watering for this right now! Where can I buy this in So Cal? #eatwithLiv
Food for the sole! Loving the croquette presentation at @jaleobyjose. Check out the Lunch Like a Spaniard menu this summer and you could try this dish too! Three courses for $25 and don't forget to mention 🍒EATMELASVEGAS🍒and you'll get a porron all to yourself to take home with you. 👞👞👞 #eatmelasvegas
Arroz de costilla Iberico at @jaleobyjose inside @cosmopolitan_lv is the perfect way to celebrate #IbericoWeek . Paella made with Bomba rice and Iberico shoulder and rib meat. 🥘🐷❤️ Available through May 25. #eatmelasvegas
Iberico Week at @jaleobyjose inside @cosmopolitan_lv calls for jamon, jamon, and more jamon. Even the cocktails have the perfect amount of jamon in them. Iberico jamon, tomato bread and the tres cerditos cocktail are available on the Iberico menu today through May 25. We highly recommend you check it out! 🐷❤️🍅❤️🥃 #drinkmelasvegas
It's IBÉRICO WEEK at @jaleobyjose inside @cosmopolitan_lv and I'm going HAM on these salmorejo en pan inflado! In English that means air bread filled with salmorejo and wrapped in jamón. Available for IBÉRICO WEEK starting today and running through May 25! You need these, trust me. 🐷🍅🍞❤️ #eatmelasvegas
If planning Friday happy hour before noon is wrong, we don't wanna be right... thanks for the inspiration, Jaleo by @chefjoseandres! The Early Bird: Hendrick's gin, Indi strawberry tonic water, cucumber, orange peel, and fresh strawberry🍓 (#repost @jaleobyjose)