Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse “Ponce Paella Party”! This year communities all over Florida, from Stuart to North Palm Beach are recognizing the significance of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon arrival from Spain to Florida’s east coast, as well as Florida’s rich heritage and cultural diversity.
This paella party is destined to be a culinary delight for the palate. Paella is a Valencian (east coast of Spain) rice dish. Many non-Spaniards view paella as Spain’s national dish, but most Spaniards consider it a regional dish. It is a delicious rice dish, cooked over an open fire, in a traditional paella pan, olive oil, onions, peppers, garlic, tomatoes, chicken, seafood, mussel, clams, lobster, shrimp, pork are added to create a unique entrée. Paella’s can range from a strictly vegetarian paella with artichokes and beans to paella de marisco (seafood paella) which would contain a mix of fresh fish, shrimp, clams and mussels or just a meat paella with rabbit. There are so many versions of paella as there are chefs.
This paella grill party will offer surf and turf options. “Senior Barry’s Barra” will be pouring festive Spanish Sangria, wine, margaritas, and coronas on the lighthouse deck. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in the piñata prize raffle. If you ever wanted to watch paella being made, step by step, this is the event for you.
Tickets are limited. $40 per person. Advanced purchase required by June 22nd. For information and tickets to Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse “Ponce Paella Party” or call 561-747-8380 ext. 101.