Paella Party at the Jupiter Lighthouse- June 29!

If you love international cuisines, pencil this event into your calendar. Saturday, June 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is the“Ponce Paella Party”!   Different people of all ethnicities and ___paellafrom all over Florida, will come out to celebrate 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 fiesta is sure to be a blast of flavor and fun. What is Paella? 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. Comprised mostly of rice dish, cooked over an open fire, in a traditional paella pan, it can include an infinite amount of different ingredients. Some traditional ingredients include 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.


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