Flamenco! It’s spanish style dance, music and song. The Flamenco Festival celebrates El Cid’s fifty year tradition to bring flamenco music and dance to Los Angeles.
Admission to the festival is $55.00 per person – available only at the door. A variety of El Cid’s tapas, such as Pollo de Ajo (Garlic marinated chicken and tomatoes cooked in white wine and sofrito; served over bed of spanish saffron rice) or Ceviche (diced tiger shrimp and fresh tilapia with cilantro and red onions marinated in fresh squeezed Mexican limes) are available at $7.00 each or two for $12.00. But the highlight of the food during the festival is the Andalusia Paella. Flamenco has its roots in Andalusia which is located in the southern region of Spain. The Andalusia Paella has chicken, shrimp, clams, mussels, fish, rice, tomatoes, onions, and fantastic seasoning. Paella chef, Pepe, patiently prepares it, starting with grilling the chicken and then waiting for mixture to boil so he can add fish, clams, mussels and rice. Dipping a spoon, he measures the level of fish and chicken broth to ensure that it covers the rice. The whole process takes about two hours and you can watch the entire process if you like. But your time will be better spend in the showroom watching the incredible show. (more photos after the jump)
4212 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA
Enter the parking lot off Hoover, limited street parking on Sunset)