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 gathering. 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.

Catering Event

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, Fremont Fair, Ballard Seafood Fest, Lavender Festival in Sequim, Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend & Crabfest in Port Angeles. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram 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. We currently attend the Thursday Snohomish Market and some Sundays we also attend the Fremont Market. We have plans to return to the Port Townsend Farmers Market as soon as possible. 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 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 also source our seafood from the coasts of Washington, when in season. Our paellas are all made with world-class saffron from Castilla La Mancha and Bomba rice grown in Valencia, Spain. Other ingredients we import from Spain are extra virgin olive oil, sweet-smoked paprika and, upon request, some very special seafood products such as scarlet prawns or Norwegian lobsters.

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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Tapas University


Introducing Tapas University. We have created a new program to share our knowledge of Spanish Tapas and help you create your own.

What are Tapas? Tapa means lid in Spanish. There are several theories as to how the tapas were originated; from the theory that the king Alfonso X The Wise, ordered bars to put a plate of food on top of the pitcher and those who wanted to drink could not do so until the food was gone, to the theory that the lid was to keep flies from getting into the wine and then someone started putting small bites of food on that plate.

Whatever the origins are, Tapas are engraved into the Spanish culture and it is something you can expect to find at every corner around Spain. At Tapas University, we can’t wait to show you all the delicious tapas you can make and be the star at the next social event.
Follow along for tips and tricks and of course incredible tapas recipes. Check back regularly as we will continue to add new recipes.