Paella at Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn

Paella is among my favorite dishes. A good paella always brings me back to Barcelona, to a moment in a an old-fashioned restaurant, savoring the saffron flavors of the moist and tasty paella that was cooked leisurely to order.

My favorite paella outside Spain

To me, a good paella is moist, almost watery, with the rice al dente, and the seafood perfectly cooked to a consistency that is neither wet nor rubbery. The Paella Basquez at Blue Ribbon is all of the above, with the tastes and aromas of clams, mussels and sausage, and an assortment of seafood and meats that is always generous. The dish is good enough to share between 2-3 people (4-5 if you’re having other dishes or sharing appetizers), and at $35 is a great deal for a meal at a fantastic restaurant.

Other notables from Blue Ribbon below:

Assorted oysters for the table

Arugula and smoked salmon salad

Grilled bronzino

Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
280 5th Avenue & 1st St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 840-0408

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