First Annual Paella Parade 3/9/11

First Annual Paella Parade
March 9th, 2011, 8:30pm – 11pm
Miami Botanical Gardens
2000 Convention Center Drive
Miami, FL 33139

El Coto de Rioja – Spain’s favorite Rioja – will captivate food and wine lovers in Miami with its much-anticipated El Coto de Rioja Paella Parade celebrating Spanish cuisine and culture.

On Wednesday, March 9 at the Miami Botanical Gardens (2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach) from 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. local chefs from top restaurants will compete and showcase their unique take on Spain’s national culinary treasure – paella. Guests will indulge in a seemingly endless flow of food and wines, sampling each chef’s interpretation of the iconic dish, paired with a selection of El Coto de Rioja wines.

Tickets are $45 for one or $80 for two and available online at

The festivities will close with an announcement of the winning restaurants judged by the Paella Parade Panel in the categories of

•Most Creative Paella
•Best Use of Ingredients in a Paella
•Best Overall Taste
•El Coto de Rioja Paella Parade Pleaser – top honors, voted by event attendees
In addition, approximately 10 percent of proceeds from ticket sales will go towards supporting local hospitality studies programs in each city, as well as Action Against Hunger, a global organization committed to ending hunger world-wide.

The Paella Parade is sponsored by Frederick Wildman and Sons, importers of El Coto de Rioja. Other participating sponsors include, Mueloliva Olive Oil from Spain, Pilar Saffron and DeChoix Piquillo peppers.

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