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My Paella Travels: It’s Not Just Paella, It’s a Paella Experience! Paella Chef & Caterer | Nashville, Tennessee

The BEST PAELLA EXPERIENCE in Nashville!

Where will My Paella Travel next?

My Paellas are a unique fusion of local ingredients such as locally made sausages, locally grown produce, southern seafood and authentic Spanish flavors, techniques and ingredients. Each paella is a work of art for the eyes, palate and soul.

Paella Love

We all have that common thread of yearning for something to feed our hearts and souls. Well, my paellas do just that. My paellas bring friends, family and the community together for a feast of Paella Love.

My Paella has traveled from Tennessee to Texas, Louisiana and to Georgia feeding the souls of friends, family and the community bringing people together through a celebratory feast of life and love through a plate of paella and a glass (or two) of wine.

Will My Paella Travel to you? Have Paella Pan:Will Travel!

WOW! I have been very busy for many months now riding the “paella wave.”  So many fun adventures have come my way and I can’t wait to see what else ahead.

 

Paella surprise birthday parties are always a fun way to celebrate!

 

Having it all with Lisa on Wine Antics!                                                            

In March, I was featured on the live talk show  (CLICK TO WATCH) Wine Antics and was thrilled to talk to Jenn and Stubb (Cork Envy) about “having it all!”

My Paella Travels makes people happy! You can see it in their smiles.

My journey; my mission is to keep spreading some of that awesome Paella Love from east to west, north to south and everywhere in between.

My Paella Travelled to Macon, Georgia at Travis Jean’s Cooking School and Event Center and fed over 50 hungry paella lovers 4 paellas: Paella Mixta with both seafood, chicken and sausage, Vegetarian Paella, Texas-Louisiana Style Paella with Andouille Sausage and Smoked Brisket and a Black Paella filled to the brim with seafood and colorful vegetables. Go big or go home! Only 32 and 36 inch paella pans allowed here!

Dueling with Chef Kevin and my 36 inch bad boy paella pan!

Over 50 guests wined and dined with My Paella Travels.

Thanks to Chef Kevin, I got to meet so many amazing people in Macon, Georgia who I now call my friends.

One of the stars of the event is my famous Paella Mixta which is loaded with seafood, sausage, shrimp, chicken and house made chicken saffron broth.

Sharing the paella experience with Scott and Bill was the best! LOVE YOU BOTH!

Even vegetarians love my paellas!

Seafood Paella made with Black Cuttlefish ink!

I channelled my Louisiana and Texas “culinary roots” with a Texas-style Smoked Brisket and Andouille Sausage Paella in Macon, Georgia.

In 2015, I won a local Paella Cook Off with my Gourmet Fusion Paella at Casa Azafran! It was a crowd-pleaser!  My winning paella was a Spanish Paella with Nashville Hot Chicken!

I love sharing my paella skills with Paella Cooking Classes at Savory Spice Shop in Franklin.

I enjoy hosting a Spanish wine and Paella Pairing at a local wine shop. My paella’s are works of art!

I host a paella cooking event every year for the University School Evening Class Events. This was a seafood paella made with Spanish fideua noodles instead of rice complete with tapas for a sold out class on Valentine’s night! This seafood paella originated from the fishing villages of Spain and there is nothing like rich flavored noodles with a crispy bottom crust.

Germantown Art Festival Paella

My Paella Travels: Austin, Texas. Bringing some of that Paella Love to my awesome Texas friends. Praise Paella!

I love to have a backyard paella dinner on a warm Sunday spring evening.

Surprise Birthday Party in East Nashville!

This will be the 3rd year that I’ll be cooking My Paella Love at the  2017 Nashville Wine and Food Festival! Stop by my table and experience the love!

In March 2017, I was asked to create and cater tapas for the USN (University School of Nashville) Spanish Wine and Tapas Pairing Fund Raising Event. This last yet biggest event of the series of yearly evening classes. There were around 80 guests, I worked by *** off and loved every single second. I cook big, live big and love big. Yep, that’s me. My Paella Travels Paella and Tapas Catering.

My famous Spanish Romesco Sauce (which everyone loves!) topped the charcoal grilled gulf shrimp and local Spanish Chorizo. This was a hit.

Here’s my take on traditional Spanish Meatballs, with a hint of Moroccan Spices, yet another hit!

Spanish cheese, meats, crispy seasoned bread and lots more.

Everyone loved my roasted heirloom tomatoes with eggplant and zucchini with Spanish spices.

 

Just sharing some of that Paella Love……

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04 2017

Win TWO Tickets to the FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL at Carrabba’s Italian Grill on Saturday, April 1st in Nashville,TN

Post your wackiest or unconventional Wine Pairing and enter for a chance to win!

(photo courtesy of Carrabba’s Italian Grill)

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST:

POST YOUR PHOTO on INSTAGRAM AND/OR TWITTER tagging @winewithlisa and @carrabbas, #wackywinepairing by Thursday, March 30th at 9pm Central. Check out MY wacky wine pairing on both!

Remember to TAG: @winewithlisa   @Carrabas  #wackywinepairing

Event Details:
Carrabba’s invites you to sip, savor and celebrate Spring at Carrabba’s Food & Wine Festival. Join us for endless tastes of over 40 wines paired with Chef-selected appetizers and small plates. Spanning Carrabba’s patio and bar, the festival also will feature a Prosecco fountain and Bellini Bar, along with a host of giveaways and prizes, including a chance to win a Vespa scooter.

When:
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Noon – 5 p.m.

Where:
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
2101 Greenhills Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37215

Cost:
Advance Purchase: $30 per person
At the Door: $45 per person

To Purchase Tickets / For More Information:
To purchase tickets online, visit www.carrabbas.com/festival. For more information, please call the restaurant at (615) 463-3000.

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03 2017

Brunch in Nashville Just Got Real! Enjoy a Nashville-Style Brunch at Party Fowl Near Downtown

Brunch at Party Fowl! The Chicken is HOT and the Cocktails are sooo Cool!

(photos by www.LaylaMaysPhotography.com)

Brunch at Party Fowl available Saturday and Sunday, 10a-2p

Not so long ago, we (locals) could only dream of legit brunches to spend our hard-earned leisurely Saturday’s and Sunday’s buttering our biscuits with friends. And, NOW, we have another option that will just keep you coming back for more. Party Fowl is a labor of love, passion, perseverance that was born from a chance comment (Party Fowl!)  by Austin’s father, which changed his life. Ask Austin, he’ll tell you the story!  Austin Smith, one of  the owners and founders of Party Fowl, has given us another way to immerse ourselves into the impressive Nashville culinary scene. Party Fowl represents the cool, hip culinary scene of Nashville balanced with a touch of twang. Have I mentioned the food? Well, let me tell you the crispy, savory hot chicken IS legit and will keep your fingers red-tinged and just enough heat to enjoy a great selection of local beer or cocktails available.

And, it makes brunch just that much better!

Check out the Brunch Menu. For the brave of heart, or, just really having righteous hunger pains, you can sip and plow your way through to the Brunch Bloody Mary by chowing down on the BRUNCH FOR TWO ($50).                        (Photos above)

It’s a 55oz Bloody Mary (Whoa!) topped with two whole fried Cornish Game Hens, two whole scotch eggs, eight fried okra, and 1/2 avocado. We experienced it through someone else’s eyes. What a culinary and visual treat to behold!

*******Limited quantities on Saturday and Sunday so order ahead******** I dare you!

Well, we decided that we will have to come back of the massive Bloody Mary feast on another weekend so we could enjoy several of the brunch items that we sampled at a Nashville Food Blogger’s media event the week before.

The bacon-infused vodka Bloody Mary’s hit the spot that began our brunch. I hear that the chef is currently  working on a “bacon surprise” addition to these already awesome Sunday morning cocktails. So, watch for an update at @winewithlisa Instagram.

I recommend getting different brunch entrees so you can “mix and match” with your friends. You WILL want to sample all. It is everything it says it is and more. The bourbon sauce is addictive!  The HOT CHICKEN & STUFFED FRENCH TOAST is a thick cut, house-made cinnamon brioche stuffed with apples and bourbon cream cheese, dipped in orange custard, skillet fried, and served with hot chicken and you can choose what heat level you want: southern fried, mild, medium, Nashville Hot or Poultrygeist. Medium was just the perfect level. Tongue-tingling but not too hot; just right.

This was awesome! the LOADED HOT CHICKEN BISCUIT starts out with scratch-made, open-faced buttermilk biscuits topped with hot chicken  sawmill gravy, two eggs prepared your way, and lyonnaise potatoes. Their house-made jalapeño strawberry jam was the perfect sweet|salty|spicy accompaniment to the warm biscuits.

Underneath the perfectly cooked eggs is the CHICKEN HASH WITH FRIED EGG: Diced sweet potato, diced vidalia onion, and pulled smoked chicken sautéed in garlic, green onion butter, topped with smoked gouda, and finished off with two sunny side-up eggs. Maybe just a bit lighter than the other entrees but just as tasty and satisfying.

No really, I am just holding this for someone else………

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01 2017