RTW Trip Valencia, Spain Day 18: The Origin of Paella
To be honest, I had no idea paella originated in Valencia. Lucky for us, our friend organized a paella party in the specific town where paella originated. We specifically went to Casa Sucre, and had both a seafood paella and the original one with snails and chicken. They told us each pan of paella fed 8-10 people, but I would say more like 10-12. The 20 or so people that came, helped us shut down the restaurant, and our lunch ended up being like a 5 hour affair! Spanish people know how to eat, and eat well. There was a ton of paella left, so they had it packed up for us. We ate it for days!
In the evening, we did a short walk around their City of Arts and Sciences and then headed home for some paella leftovers.
€70 paella lunch, seafood appetizers, alcohol, dessert, coffee
€2 coke cookies
Total Costs: $102.10 / 2 = $51.05 per person
What I learned: Since paella is so heavy, Spanish people only eat it during he day. If you see people eating paella for dinner, they are definitely tourists!