Take a trip to Havana with Cuba Libre's chef
Stop by the Havana Club Rum Museum and Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban home on a trip to Havana with Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar’s Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot.
This will be the third time Pernot takes a group of 20 people to the island to explore the culinary culture and history of Cuba. The trip will take place Oct. 12 through 17. The six-day and five-night excursion will take the travelers through walking tours of various cultural landmarks in Havana.
“I am thrilled to bring yet another group of travelers on this unforgettable culinary and cultural adventure through Havana and beyond,” said Pernot. “At an exciting moment in history, when travel to Cuba is more feasible for U.S. citizens, it is truly the perfect time to visit the beautiful island, whose culture, history and of course, flavors have inspired and influenced the menu at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar.”
The last year has seen a political thaw between the U.S. and Cuba. This culminated with the reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana and a state visit by President Barack Obama in March, which marked the first trip by a sitting U.S. president to the caribbean nation in more than eight decades.
During the trip, tours of cigar factories, historic neighborhoods and the Havana Culinary School are just some of the items on the planned itinerary.
Pernot is Argentinian by birth, but is married to a cuban-born woman. In an 2012 interview with AL DÍA, he said it was his wife who sparked an interest in Cuban cuisine.
“I was with my wife who was originally interested in travelling to Cuba because she wanted to reconnect with her family,” said Pernot. “During that first trip, I discovered many incredible things about the type of food there as well as the quality, presentations and variety of flavors that I found.