Paella House

ESTABLISHED 2014


Catering

Now serving more areas! Available in Northern Idaho (Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Sandpoint and other areas), Easter Washington (Spokane), Western Washington (Olympic Peninsula, Greater Seattle area and surroundings), Hire one of our teams to cook at your wedding, company party or any other social gatherings. Our professional staff will cook in front of your guests so everyone can witness and enjoy the art of cooking paella and will later serve the food, buffet style. We now offer our exclusive Evening in Spain package, including an intimate, world class flamenco performance by Eric & Encarnación's Duo Flamenco. The combination of authentic paella from Spain and the talent of Eric & Encarnación will transport you straight to the Iberian peninsula. Visit www.flamencoseattle.com for more info. The flamenco performance is currently only available for our Western Washington area. Please fill out the contact form below and we will prepare a free custom quote for you.

Festivals

You can also find us at the big festivals around Washington's Olympic Peninsula in the Seattle area. These are some of the festivals that we usually attend: Strange Brewfest in Port Townsend, University District Streetfair, Shrimpfest in Brinnon, Ballard Seafood Fest, Lavender Festival in Sequim, Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend & Crabfest in Port Angeles. New festivals coming in 2022 for Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to stay updated about our events!

Farmers Markets

Come see us and try one of our delicious paellas at any of our Farmers Markets in Washington and coming soon in Sanpoint, Idaho too. We currently attend the Thursday Snohomish Market, Saturday Port Townsend Market and Sunday Fremont Market. Please check in with us in advance and follow us on social media, as we may be away catering an event.

Port Townsend Farmers Market Flyer Farmers Market Photo Freemont Sunday Market

About Paella House

We are a family owned and operated business than began in 2014 in the beautiful coastal town of Port Townsend, Washington. We are now cover larger areas and are available for catering events and festivals in Eastern Washington (Spokane Area) and the panhandle of Northern Idaho.

Paella House started cooking at the local farmers market and quickly began gaining popularity. We now attend some of the big festivals in the state of Washington and specialize in private events such as weddings, company parties and all kinds of social gatherings. Paella House brings you authentic cuisine from Spain with quality you can trust. We take pride in offering the best ingredients available. We use only organic vegetables and we source them from local farmers whenever in season. Our meats are all hormone-free and antibiotic-free and come from local farms. We import Bomba rice, saffron, extra virgin olive oil, sweet-smoked paprika and, upon request, some very special seafood products.

We also source our seafood from the coasts of Washington, when in season. Our paellas are all made with saffron from Castilla La Mancha and Bomba rice grown in Valencia, Spain.

History of Paella

The first Valencian Paella recipe appeared in an 18th century manuscript in Spain and by the end of the century, the dish was known in the entire Spanish territory. The name of paella comes from the pan in which it is prepared. The paella originated in the area of La Albufera, a freshwater lagoon located on the east coast of Spain, in the province of Valencia.

Valencia has been one of the most important rice-producing areas in Spain since the Moors introduced rice over 1,200 years ago. In fact, the Spanish word for rice is ‘arroz’, which is derived from Arabic.
Grown in large rice fields, bomba rice is the most commonly used kind when making paella. This extraordinary dish expanded throughout the entire Spanish territory, bringing many different kinds of recipes. Traditionally, paella was cooked over pine or orange-tree firewood. The large pan was shared as a common center plate for everyone to eat from while using wooden spoons.

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