I’m one happy fella with a dish of Paella!!

Paella Rustica – Lamb, chorizo, chicken, Morcilla, green beans, piquillo peppers and sofritto

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Did you know….

The dish Paella is said to to be a perfect union between 2 cultures from Spain , the Romans, for the pan and the Arab, that brought rice.

There is an old story of how the Moorish kings’ servants created rice dishes by mixing the left-overs from royal banquets in large pots to take home. It is said by some that that word paella originates from the Arab word “baqiyah” meaning left-overs.The term Paella actually refers to the pan that it is cooked in. All the way back to the ancient Sanskrit language the term Pa means …to drink, and the Roman culture from the latin made words like Patera, Patina , Patella which could mean a container to drink, or perform other culinary functions.(kitchenproject.com)

Today’s Restaurant

Cascal Restaurant – Mountain View, Ca

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Rating (1-10)


Recommended Dishes and drinks: 

Paella Rustica, Any Paella Dish, Lamb Albondigas, Chips and Dips, Beef Short Rib Tacos, The House Margarita, Raspberry Caipirinha

“Trev, what is this fantastic looking dish of live action extravaganza?!”

“My dear curious reader.. This mouth bursting dish of excitement is called Paella and I am so happy to be able to talk about this as my first experience with my new found friend! ”

I don’t even know where to begin with this as my experience came as an accidental treasure discovery when meeting my fiance Virginia for drinks at one of our favorite Spanish restaurants.

The mission was to engage ourselves with Caipirinha’s and Margaritas but not to be hypnotized by this wicked pot of gold.

Virginia was hungry so she decided to order something different and when this order of delectable sensation arrived; I thought to myself..hmmm. Looks tasty. How about a little bite.

Yum! Wow the chicken is so tender.

MMmmm! What are all of these textures.. It’s so good..

Kapow! Man..This lamb is just falling apart. So flavorful…

Bite after bite, taste after taste..This is scrumptious!!

What is this mythical creature and where does it hold its roots from?

It is called the Paella Rustica which contains lamb, chorizo, chicken, morcilla, green beans, piquillo peppers and sofritto. I feel like I am wearing the Mask of Zorro when I eat this dish. I am alive! I am powerful! I am bold, I am strong!

This dish represents all of that and honestly the small portion of it can be eaten by 4-5 people. It fills you up quickly and does the job of making you extremely satisfied by taste and stomach fill.

If you haven’t experienced a ride on the Paella train, then I highly suggest you jump on board. You will not be disappointed!

Thanks for joining me on today’s wild adventure! I look forward to seeing you on the next run. Keep hope alive!

Eating is an enjoyable way of life.Live it..Learn it..Love it!

Trevis Dampier Sr.


Kitchenproject.com (Date Unknown)The History of Paella. Retrieved from http://www.kitchenproject.com/history/Paella/

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