Paella A Trip to Seaside Spain

Olive Avenue Supper Club’s Chef Clyde Van Arsdall delivers more than just the tastes of Spain; he provides a culinary experience. Cooking live outdoors on a specially designed burner lets guests watch the paella come together. Experience the smell of chorizo sizzling in the pan as you enjoy a glass of Spanish wine or sangria.

Van Arsdall is not just an accomplished chef but also a captivating storyteller. As a prolific freelance food writer, he has no shortage of stories about the food he provides. Your guests can learn about the origins of Paella and its colorful rise to fame while enjoying tapas and watching the show.

A paella experience has a base price of $1000 and can accommodate up to 14 guests. This package meal includes your choice of Paella de Marisco (seafood), Paella Valenciana (meat), or a Paella Mixta, a combination of the two. A regional Caesar Salad and toasted artisanal bread with garlic aioli accompany the meal. The experience allows you to watch the paella made while Clyde tells how Fransisco Franco elevated his beloved paella to the national dish of Sapin. The Chef also shares the story of Caesar Cardini, and his world-famous eponymous dish created just down the road in Tijuana, Mexico.

Tapas and traditional dishes like Tortilla de Patattas and Andalucian Avocados make excellent additions and are available for additional costs.

Olive Avenue can execute paella for any size group and provide additional services such as bartenders and waitpersons. Parties over 14 guests usually require an assistant at an additional cost. The paella experience takes about four hours from set up to break down. The staff arrives an hour before guests, and the show begins as drinks are poured.

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Clyde's Articles for Crown City Magazine

Hail Caesar

By Clyde Van Arsdall | September 1, 2020

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