Sunday, 5 September 2010
Concurs de Paelles
On Thursday night, was a paella cook-off. This is sponsored by the town hall. You have to pay a nominal entry fee, and then you are allocated a spot to cook your paella. The firewood is provided, and the cost of the main ingredients is reimbursed. If you have a secret ingredient (ie, virgin saffron) then it is up to you to provide it!
Most people turned up at about 9:30pm, bringing chairs and tables (and nibbles) while the enthusiasts went to work.
The wood-smoke was terrible at times, but there was music playing and around 2,000 people, with everyone having a great time.
Our paella (cooked by Mark & Paul) didn't win, but at least the Brits put in an entry! A bit more practice required (cooking on wood) and maybe next year we will get a prize!