If you want a taste of traditional Spanish cuisine, it’s hard to find a better pick than paella. It’s a savory dish that is synonymous with Spanish culture, as well as tradition. Even though it may be a tradition of Spain, authentic paella can be found right in the heart of Georgetown, at the Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge. Dishing up several varieties for customers to choose from, Bodega has earned a reputation for pleasing people with their authentic paella.
“We take our paella seriously,” says Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger. “It’s important to us that we bring the taste of this special traditional dish of Spain to the people of the Washington DC area. It’s one of our signature dishes, and we do it well.”
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“While we are not trying to set paella world records, we are out to make a great impression with our paella,” added Fichter. “I’d say we have done that. We have the best paella around, and it keeps people coming back for more!”
In addition to their other options, Bodega’s menu offers an entire paella section for the pleasure of the diners. With seven options to choose from, there is a paella for every taste and preference. Varieties include those featuring seafood, chicken and duck, as well as a vegetarian option.
Bodega, located at 3116 M St. NW, offers a happy hour, a weekend brunch and patio seating during nice weather, and serves lunch and dinner daily. They also offer private party hosting for parties up to 50 people, which can be held in the “Matador Lounge,” the bar, or the patio. The private party areas have an exclusive sound system and a full bar, and offer food selections from a special private-event menu. The restaurant chooses one lucky Facebook fan per month to win a $50 gift certificate for dining. For more information on Bodega, visit www.bodegadc.com.
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