Private Chef - Traditional Paella Valenciana

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Embark on a culinary journey to Valencia — the Spanish coastal city where paella is particularly revered.

During this private chef experience, Chef Gustavo will prepare for you an authentic three-course Spanish menu showcasing a colorful and carefully crafted paella Valenciana. Begin with a tapas course of crudo served with garnishes to artfully complement the fish’s natural flavor. Then, you will enjoy Chef Gustavo's traditional paella Valenciana studded with chicken, green beans, butter beans, and socarrat before ending the evening with chocolate truffles for dessert.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 15
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Chef Arrival Time 30 minutes prior to the selected serving time

What's included

The ingredients
The cooking
The service
The washing up

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Gustavo



24 Sep 2023

Chef Gustavo was so kind and created such a fun environment! He is extremely knowledgeable in South American cuisine, and it was such a fun date night!



24 Sep 2023

We had a great time! The food was delicious and we learned a lot too. Thank you, Chef Gustavo.



12 Sep 2023

Such a great experience! The food was delicious and I loved the intimacy of being in his house. It was very warm and so much fun! Would recommend to everyone!

Meet your chef

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Latin American cuisine is what Chef Gustavo is all about. As the owner and executive chef of Rumba Café in Adams Morgan for 20 years, he understands this cuisine more than anything else. He draws his inspiration from his own travels through Latin America, the Caribbean, France, Spain and more. He studied at L’ Academie de Cuisine and is knowledgeable in French cuisine as well. He is available to teach classes in both English and Spanish.

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Chef Gustavo will travel to guests within Washington, D.C. for this experience.

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