Concept focus: Spanish paella for the people
Location: Coming to Las Vegas
Behind the brand: Owners (and brothers) Jacob and Nicholas Rieker; chef/owner Jeffrey Weiss; chef/owner Paras Shah
In Valencia, Spain — where paella originated — diners can find all kinds of takes on the saffron rice dish made traditionally with rabbit, chicken, snails and beans. Depending on a chef’s preferences, paella can be loaded with fruits of the sea or boast a mix of seasonal vegetables and meats.
Valencian Gold was created to bring this authentic, Spanish paella experience to American diners, but with a modern, accessible and affordable twist. With a build-your-own menu, guests will be able to play chef and eat like Spaniards, choosing from a mix of ingredients to create their own hearty paella bowl ($8.75, all toppings included).
The first location is set to open this summer in the vibrant Southwest area of Vegas. Restaurants two and three, the teams says, will definitely be in the same market, with anything after that up for grabs, though still likely to be on the West coast.