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Paella Specialist Valencian Gold Temporarily Closes to Retool the Menu

The paella restaurant plans to add tapas, liquor, and sharable dishes

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Jeffrey Weiss and Paras Shah at Valencian Gold
Louiie Victa

Valencian Gold, the fast-casual paella restaurant from Jeffrey Weiss and Paras Shah that opened last summer, closes temporarily for a renovation and menu retool.

“We are starting some renovations and expansions to the menu, something that we’ve been planning for awhile,” Weiss says. “Frankly, I can’t say we were intentionally strategic in closing to do the work at this moment but it really is the best time with the drop in sales Vegas is seeing.”

Weiss notes that the duo plans to expand the menu to highlight charcuterie, more tapas, traditional and creative paellas served for the table in a few different sizes, and beer, wine, sangria, and cocktails. Weiss even wrote a book on charcuterie in 2014, Charcutería: The Soul of Spain.

“Our goal with Valencian Gold is to create a comfortable neighborhood restaurant, like the ones we fell in love with while living in all throughout Spain,” Weiss says. “Whether it was when I cooked in Toledo or Marbella, or Paras’s time in La Rios and Catalunya, we loved the neighborhood tapas bar where anyone can come for a meal, a caña of beer, and a chance to hang out.”

The restaurant closed last Saturday and plans to reopen in a few weeks. Valencian Gold has a final meeting for a full liquor license next week.

Valencian Gold also plans to add a patio, pending approval by Clark County.

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Valencian Gold

7960 South Rainbow Boulevard, , NV 89139 (702) 776-7707 Visit Website

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