Consider Valencian Gold the place for paella for the people. The fast-casual restaurant debuts with a roster of paella dishes in the southwest, meant to change the way the Spanish dish is served.
Chefs Paras Shah and Jeffrey Weiss takes the celebrated Spanish dish and gives diners the option of building their own bowl of the rice dish.
Diners choose bowls that feature chicken, seafood, mushroom and chickpea, or harvest grains, then add on proteins such as grilled chicken, lamb, steak, shrimp, vegan herb-bean, or Spanish ratatouille.Aioli, romesco sauce, charred broccoli, and roasted eggplant choices come next, followed by toppings such as cabbage-apple slaw, marinated tomatoes, sweet corn salad, or herb pearled couscous. The menu can be served with gluten-, dairy-, soy- and nut-free options.
Customers can order croquettes, jamón, bravas, gazpacho, and pan con tomato on the side. Agua Fresca, non-alcoholic sangria, and iced tea make the drinks menu. Flan, a Spanish snickerdoodle, and saffron rice pudding round out the desserts.
The first 100 people in line on Friday get free paella with a side and a drink. On Saturday, diners in the restaurant at the top of each hour get a free side dish. O Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. an again from 7 to 8 p.m. gets a free non-alcoholic sangria or aqua fresca.
Valencian Gold, 7960 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 8000A, 702-776-7707. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.
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