Chef Andres’ Spanish Diner celebrates World Paella Day with a block party and two weeks of specials

Chef Jose Andres’ Spanish Diner in downtown Bethesda is celebrating World Paella Day (Sept. 20) with its annual two-week Paella Fest.

Spanish Diner is kicking off its Paella Fest with a block party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 18, which will include three hours of food, drinks, and entertainment with a DJ and authentic Flamenco dancing. Plus, Spanish Diner’s head chef Daniel Lugo will cook Spanish Diner’s famous paella right in front of guests.

Tickets for the block party are $60 and include unlimited drinks (beer, wine, and sangria with additional alcoholic beverages available for purchase) and five types of paella along with classic Spanish tapas like croquetas and patatas bravas.

The Paella Fest will continue with a special menu offerings created to honor “the culture and flavors of Spain with the nation’s most iconic dish.” Chef Andres’ Jaleo in DC’s Penn Quarter is also participating in Paella Fest with its own special menu.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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