Thursday, September 24, 2015

SER to Host Week-Long Regional Culinary Week, October 6-11

Paella at SER Restaurant

From our friends at SER Restaurant...

SER Restaurant in Ballston to Host First Regional Culinary Week Celebrating Chefs, Ingredients & Prized Products Throughout Spain, October 6-11, 2015

Beginning on Tuesday, October 6th and running through Sunday, October 11th, SER Restaurant (1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201; Phone (703) 746-9822;; @SERRestaurant) is proud to announce that they will be hosting their first ‘Regional Culinary Week’ featuring some of the most celebrated chefs, ingredients, dishes, and traditions found throughout various regions of Spain.

Owners Javier Candon and Chef Zubikarai will be teaming up with Valencia native and celebrity chef Daniel Garcia Rodriguez - a second generation rice Chef - to showcase a series of interactive and educational events sharing the best of Spain including a spotlight on popular Spain-based Levante Rice.

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Chef Daniel Garcia Rodriguez was born in Valencia, Spain, and is a second generation rice Chef. Popular rice used in the majority of traditional paellas can be found between La Albufera and Canabal. Chef Rodriguez has worked in celebrated restaurants including Brosquil, and has been recognized by Arrocerias Valencianas, of which was formed by chefs like Juan Tamariz, Oscar Torrijos, Quique Dacosta, and other, recognizing chefs that have perfectly mastered traditional and modern rice techniques.

Rice & Levante Wines Tasting Menu
Tuesday, October 6th
7:00 PM
$90 per person (includes seated dinner, wine pairings, tax and tip)
Available by reservation only for a maximum of 20 people

Paella Cooking Class & Brunch
Saturday, October 10th
$90 per person (includes seated cooking class and brunch, brunch cocktails, tax and tip)
Available by reservation only for up to 12 people, Seated at SER’s Family Table

Special Rice Dishes Available for Dinner Only, October 6th through the 11th
Arroz de marisco (shellfish)
Arroz de bacalao y coliflor (codfish and cauliflower)
Meloso de verduras (seasonal vegetables with creamy rice)
Paella valenciana
Paella de pato y setas (duck and mushrooms)

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome our very good friend and Spanish rice revolutionary Chef Daniel Garcia Rodriguez to SER for this very special culinary celebration”, says Executive Chef and Co-owner Josu Zubikarai. “We look forward to sharing some of our favorite things from various regions throughout Spain, so we certainly hope everyone will join us for the kickoff for our inaugural Regional Culinary Week at SER, with the hopes of launching more exciting experiences and events similar to this in the very near future.”

Opened in Ballston, VA in March 2015, SER serves traditional Spanish cuisine featuring dishes and drinks inspired by co-owners Javier Candon and Executive Chef Josu Zubikarai’s families in an upscale, yet casual setting that evokes the feeling of being at home in Spain. SER means "to be" in Spanish. It also defines the team’s vision and mission:  to be Simple, Easy, and Real. For additional information on SER, please visit or on Twitter @SERRestaurant.