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La Bodega Gourmet’s Spring Flamenco & Paella Festival returns to Bee Cave this weekend

Addie Broyles

The biggest paella event in Central Texas isn’t until November when the 16th annual Paella Lover’s United cook-off returns to Camp Ben McCulloch, but on Saturday, you can check out a Spring Flamenco & Paella Festival at La Bodega Gourmet, a Spanish market and eatery at 11500 Bee Cave Road in Bee Cave.

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Owner Eric Paz, who is also the creator of a paella mix that you can buy online or in his store, hosts several events throughout the year, but he says this one is the most popular. The paella fest starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 31, and includes Andalusian-style paella with shrimp, mussels, chicken and white wine, as well as tapas, wine and performances from flamenco dancers and musicians. Tickets cost $50 and are available at