Anyone can take you to a paladar - private restaurant- in Havana, but I can take you beyond it. I'll help you understand what it takes to run a paladar business in this city while visiting the inner workings of one. How do they get the ingredients for delicious Ropa Vieja? How´s bread kept crispy for Cuban sandwiches? What are the challenges? You´ll tour the areas, attend a mise-en-place meeting, make your own Mojitos, try the house specialties right from the pan and exchange with the crew in the kitchen. You'll literally follow every step of your meal ending in a table in which we will share the most candid conversations about Cuban reality sided with generous lunch and drinks. Over coffee, I´ll give you tips and recs on how and where to find good meals in my city.
As a co-founder of Alamesa - Cuba's leading restaurant search and discovery service - I have witnessed the evolution and learned the secrets of Havana´s Culinary scene. All I know about how this business roll in Cuba, the techniques, the tricks, the places, and the people, I learned it by doing, as it helped built my own business. I'd love to share my experiences and findings with you.
Selected starters mixing taro-root with honey and mustard. The main courses of your choice coming from the menu, along with…
You´ll learn how to make a Mojito, Daiquiri or any other Cuban classic cocktail along the way.
Access to restricted areas of the restaurant such as the kitchen, the cold storage, the bar, etc.
I'll take you to a Paladar, were we will engage the staff and tour the place to learn more about managing one.