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Taste Cuban Flavors with Entrepreneurs

Cooking

Taste Cuban Flavors with Entrepreneurs

5 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Spanish
Cooking

Taste Cuban Flavors with Entrepreneurs

Cooking

Taste Cuban Flavors with Entrepreneurs

5 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

First of all, we will give you an small introduction about ourselves and what we will do, while enjoying a Cuban Cocktail. You will also get some aprons, so you can practice your cooking skills =) After that we will go to the kitchen, where our chef Osmel will explain us the Cuban Traditional Menu that we will cook together. First thing we will do is to prepare the starters: Malanga Friters and the famous Tostones. Later we will work in our delicious main course and side dishes: Roasted Chicken with Osmel´s secret ingredient or Pork Slices on Grandma Style. For side dishes you will love our Congris (White Rice and Black beans cooked together), Root vegetables with Special Mojo (Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin or Yuca according to the availability in farmers market) The dessert will be a surprise, that our family from the countryside has kept for generations, and you will find out during the experience. After that, we will enjoy this organic and healthy lunch, while sharing our knowledge about Cubans daily life and challenges, private businesses, history, society and economy. Hopefully, you will understand Cuba before dessert time :) We left the best for the end, we will invite you to taste some of the most popular products: Cuban Aged Rum and Coffee. At the end of this afternoon you just not will have learned about Cuban cuisine, you will also have gotten two lifetime friends.
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    Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

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    Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

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Your host

Learn more about Mario Otero

Mario Otero

We are two Cuban entrepreneurial brothers born and raised in Central Havana. Osmel is a very talented young chef who have leaded the kitchen of some of the most important private restaurants in Havana. He is expert in cuban traditional food and he loves to share his own house´kitchen and secrets ingredients with curious people from around the world. His brother Mario is a hospitality professional with a Master Degree in Tourism Companies Administration with many years of experience in the accomodation and restauration fields. Mario worked a few years as the Maitre in the most popular restaurant in Havana, San Cristobal where he served Barack Obama. We are also proud Airbnb Super Hosts and we decide hosting this experience because we love to share our passions with traveleres: Cuban Traditional Food, Aged Rum and Cuban Coffe

What's included

Food
Starters: Malanga Friters, Plantains Chips and the famous Tostones. Main course: Roasted Chicken or Pork Slices on the…
Drinks
Our welcome cocktail will be a Cuba Libre (3 years old Rum and Coca Cola with a lemon slice) Lunch will be served with…
Equipment
We will lend you an apron to cook with us.

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Where you'll be

Welcome to Osmel´s home, a beautiful 1920´s colonial house, fully decorated with Vintage style, located in Central Havana. We will be using his cozy kitchen for the cooking class and his dining room to enjoy the cocktails, meal, coffee and rum.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Soy-free
Soy-free
Peanut allergy
Peanut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Tree nut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Fish allergy
Fish allergy
Vegetarian
Vegetarian

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…

More tips

- Let us know if you have any allergy or food restriction before the experience day. - If wou want you can bring wine or any other drink of your country to share with all the group during the experience (Optional)
Mario Otero
Taste Cuban Flavors with Entrepreneurs
5 reviews
From $50/person
5 reviews
From $50/person