We offer a number of delicious dishes at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa, but one that always seems to be a crowd pleaser is our seafood paella. This dish is largely influenced by our Spanish heritage, but made with the perfect Caribbean twist.
To give you an idea of this dish’s origins, here’s a little history for you. In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on the island and named it Isla Española, which later became Hispaniola. During the period of his conquest, Spanish women who relocated here wanted to recreate the famous paella of their homeland, but they were forced to adapt the recipe to local ingredients.
Therefore, Paella in the Dominican Republic is one of the most versatile dishes in Dominican cuisine. There are countless ways it can be prepared, beginning with just a little rice, annatto (for coloring) and whatever else is on hand – usually fresh and tasty seafood!
Take a look at these pictures of a recent paella class at our resort. It was a fun event for all who participated and everyone got to enjoy their creation at the end!