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Learn about paladars over drinks & lunch

food tasting

Learn about paladars over drinks & lunch

221 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Food
Hosted in
English, Spanish
food tasting

Learn about paladars over drinks & lunch

food tasting

Learn about paladars over drinks & lunch

221 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Tickets, Food
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

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.

Your host

Ariel
2016
Joined Airbnb
1571
Guests hosted
3
Experiences hosted

Ariel

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.

What's included

Food
Selected starters mixing taro-root with honey and mustard. The main courses of your choice coming from the menu, along with…
Drinks
You´ll learn how to make a Mojito, Daiquiri or any other Cuban classic cocktail along the way.
Tickets
Access to restricted areas of the restaurant such as the kitchen, the cold storage, the bar, etc.

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Where you'll be

I'll take you to a Paladar, were we will engage the staff and tour the place to learn more about managing one.

Availability

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

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 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please let me know if you have any dietary restriction. Don´t dress up, this is a down-to-earth experience.
Ariel
food tasting
Learn about paladars over drinks & lunch
221 reviews
From ₹3,579/person
221 reviews
From ₹3,579/person