Have you ever heard, tried, or even cooked Paella?
Yummy Spanish rice dish cooked with saffron and seafod, chicken, or whatever you like to put in there :).
It's surely one of the famous, if not most enjoyed, food from Spain.
I love it!
I tried it for the first time in Brussels, while I have my internship there. Then during our 9-day-became-12-day trip to Spain, seafood paella was our favorite platter in Barcelona :). And here, living in NYC, where Spanish communities are surely easy to find, my love to this yummy plate is easily fulfilled. One of the nicest spots I've tried for that is El Pote restaurant
Conveniently located on the 2nd Avenue, in the proximity of my dear office and the UN as well, El-Pote has been lovingly known as the place for seafood paella. And I fully concur with it!
So, in one ocassion, we have a farewell lunch here with some friends.
And I for sure couldn't wait to try their famous paella.
In addition to that, we also ordered some yummy appetizers while waiting for our paella. We ordered crispy fried clamary and stuffed mushroom or champinon rellenos.
|fried calamaries :)|
It's all yummy ..
The appetizers taste really good indeed...
Then, while the appetizers were all gone amidst lively conversation and big laugh, there came our main course. And mine was of course the seafood paella...
I have to say even the smell of it, before you taste it, is sooooo good :).
|the seafood paella|
The dish was cooked in perfection that you could taste the rich seafood broth on the rice and saffron, the most expensive spice in the world, gave its signature hint and perfect color. And what a generous plate it was...I had lobster legs, giant shrimps, clamps, scallops and many more. So now that explains why it has good review and seafood paella is one of their most-wanted dishes here. Highly recommended!
|happy me :)|
|seafood paella at El-Pote Restaurant NYC|
For sure you can order many others as well, including the catch of the day with fresh fish and more, chicken, lamb chop, veals and many, many more.
Since it was a huge plate, I missed the dessert :)..but surely they have many options as well, like flan, cheese cake, tres leches.
For the price range from USD 8 - 10 for appetizers, USD 17 - 58 for main course, and USD 5 - 7 for desserts, this restaurant is surely a great place to dine.
So, what do you think....
Even the pictures looks soooo appealing, right :)
Wait until you taste it...
What's your favorite Spanish dish? :)
718 2nd Avenue, between 38th and 39th street.
Open everyday from 12 - 3 PM and 5 - 11 PM