Taberna del Alabardero in Washington, DC Offers Paella and Tapas Cooking Classes
19 May 2017
Participants learn how to make the perfect paella, as well as Serrano ham croquettes and Russian salad
The restaurant’s executive chefs led the 2-hour class, and 5 classes will be organized in total during spring and summer
Author: Samara Kamenecka/@ICEX
The famed Taberna del Alabardero in Washington DC, which has been serving up top-flight Spanish fare for more than a quarter of a century, recently offered a very special cooking class, on May 15th, to teach Spanish food lovers how to prepare a few dishes themselves. In total, there will be five classes in spring and summer.
The restaurant’s executive chefs, Javier Marcos and Cesar Mayorga, were responsible for transporting participants to Spain, which then did by teaching them the ins and outs of preparing the perfect paella, as is typical of Valencia, on Spain’s east coast. They showed exactly how the ingredients are to be mixed and explained important aspects such as cooking time and temperature. They even showed guests how to make socarrat, the crunchy layer of rice that forms at the bottom of the paella pan.
Other highlights included Serrano ham croquettes and Russian salad, two typical dishes in Spain’s tapas repertoire which participants will now be able to make at home. They were able to sample the food they prepared during the 2-hour cooking class, and sipped on sangria to top it off.