A Trip to Spain: Paella and Tapas
Join Chef Daniel for a night in Spain! You will be making and enjoying paella and two tapas, staples of Spanish cuisine. MENU: Tapas Tortilla de patatas (Spanish potato omelette; hands-on in groups of 2) Setas al ajillo (mushrooms with garlic, parsley, olive oil and lemon) (demonstration only) Main Course Seafood paella. Fully hands on in groups of 2 to 3. Every group will learn how to make a small paella indoors and without any specialized equipment, suitable for smaller dinner parties. We will also talk about how to use the same concepts to make the traditional paella, which is generally cooked outdoors on a grill. Salad Avocado, orange and tomato salad (prepared by Chef Daniel for your enjoyment) Dessert Flan w/dulce de leche (prepared by Chef Daniel for your enjoyment). The class will cover: Basic knife skills (demonstration and hands-on during the class) Different kinds of rice and how they get treated for different applications. Cooking shellfish and other seafood. Making a perfect paella. Eating what we make for dinner is always part of these events! Participants are encouraged to bring their own beverage.
I am unusually driven, passionate about food and excited about the endless opportunities to be creative and excel. Originally from Argentina, with its own special mix of cultures, I have lived in Los Angeles for the past 35 years, where I have been exposed to its rich diversity of cuisines. This wide range of experiences influences and informs my food on a daily basis, enabling me to borrow ingredients and techniques from one another whenever appropriate. I am equally at ease preparing a sophisticated duck breast with a reduction sauce or a rustic dish such as shepherd’s pie. I prepare both with the same attention to detail and respect for the ingredients. This attitude also guides my teaching. The intention is to teach fundamentals so my students can take their cooking to a higher level rather than learning a particular recipe.
If you have any question on this experience, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.