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A ritual, pairing Cuban food and cigars

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A ritual, pairing Cuban food and cigars

5 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English, Spanish
Cooking

A ritual, pairing Cuban food and cigars

Cooking

A ritual, pairing Cuban food and cigars

5 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Are you a cigar lover? Do you know what a pairing is? Would you like to go into Cuban cuisine? Ready to discover new flavors? When talking about pairings, there is no fixed recipe, each person feels and enjoys the combination of their food, their drink and cigar in a unique way. In our experience we will propose some pairings that you will surely love. This will be an experience full of new adventures. First we will go into Cuban cuisine, and no, we are not talking about going to a renowned restaurant or one of those paladares that you find in every corner of Havana, no! We will go to Gaby's house, she is one of our cohosts and at her home we will manage to prepare, together, two typical Cuban tapas, and combine them with the appropriate drink and cigar for each one. We will start with something soft, and we will be climbing in intensity of aromas and flavors until we make a perfect closure and…. surprise ... here we talk about a third dish to discover, a pairing that will take us to the cusp of flavors! We will teach you how to find the perfect combination for your palate and how to properly select and smoke a cigar, thanks to which you can appreciate and value much more the quality of these products. It does not matter if you are an amateur or an experienced smoker, there will always be room for new knowledge and discover tricks by the hand of our specialists.
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Your host

Learn more about Víctor

Víctor

I am a young Cuban passionate about the world of cigars, its history and how complex it is to make a copy of it. As a graduated Habano Sommelier, I decided to join friends with whom I share my passion and my profession to give you a unique and wonderful experience. I'm also the host of the experiences Enjoy a cigar made with your own hands and Cigars: the heart and soul of Cuba, devoted to the art of making and smoking a cigar, as well as the cultural impact of cigars on Cuban society. Today I am pleased to share another of my greatest passions, CUBAN FOOD, and take you to experience pairing the delicious flavors of tapas typical of my country, with our cigars and drinks, a task in which you can only immerse guided by a Sommelier. We open the doors of our house and invite you to go to our kitchen: it's time to spice the food with cigars.

What's included

Food
We include two typical Cuban tapas, each mixed with the flavours of two different Cuban cigars and drinks. To finish we will…
Drinks
Two Cuban cocktails, a "canchanchara" and an excellent Cuban rum

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Where you'll be

The experience will take place at Gaby's house, one of our cohosts. There we will cook, helped by Gaby´s mom, a specialized chef, with more than 20 years of experience welcoming guests at home, cooking for them, and then we will make the pairing. The exact address is found on this page but we recommend you to download a map that can be used offline, and save the addres with this link: http://ge0.me/omBG8FSmOU/Casa_Gabriela_Exp.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
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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
Egg-free
Egg-free
Dairy-free
Dairy-free
Fish allergy
Fish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Shellfish allergy
Tree nut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Gluten-free
Gluten-free
Peanut allergy
Peanut allergy
Vegetarian
Vegetarian

Cancellation policy

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Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 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

What makes this experience unique among so many food related options? First, this experience is not only about cooking and eating, it's about the art of combining authentic Cuban dishes with our finest cigars, so here cigars are an essential element, this experience is about mixing flavours, aromas
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A ritual, pairing Cuban food and cigars
5 reviews
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5 reviews
From Previous price:$45 $36/person