What you'll do
We'll welcome you to Raquel's home with a refreshing juice made with tropical fruits. When all the guests have arrived, we'll move to the kitchen and start the activity. We'll first show you the ingredients we're going to use to prepare delicious dishes, such as pork fricassee, ropa vieja, tostones, and "Moors and Christians" -a combination of white rice, black beans, and spices. This will help you to understand where we Cubans get those ingredients and how much we expect to pay for them. Then, we'll start slicing the meat, peeling plantains and cutting species for the seasoning, and you'll actively participate in all this. Once we have finished, we'll put all to cook and will start preparing a vegetable salad. In that way, you'll learn how we Cubans season a tasty vegetable salad using a homemade dressing, made with vegetable oil, vinegar, and aromatic herbs. As you will probably want to repeat this at home, we'll send you the recipes via email, so you'll have the opportunity to prepare Cuban meals to impress your family and friends. A delicious dessert will also be served as part of the dinner, mainly those with homemade syrup, such as the delicious Guava Shells, served with cheese. When dinner is ready, we will sit at the table and enjoy the food. We'll answer any questions you might have about Cubans day-to-day life during this time. Vegetarian? bit.ly/cooking-veggies
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Raquel & Chely
We're three friends that share the love for cooking. We prepare traditional culinary recipes that have come to us through several generations. We like teamwork and a good atmosphere among friends. We're also convinced that the best cuisine is the home cooking because it is done with will and love. Raquel, the chef, is a retired chemist, and now she's become an expert in family food. For forty years she worked in the laboratories of the food industry, in the field of quality control. Besides her passion for cooking, her profession has helped us to select the best combination of flavors to impress the most demanding of palates. Are you vegetarian? We recommend this bit.ly/cooking-veggies
We'll prepare and enjoy a traditional Cuban meal. As the main dish, we'll have pork or chicken. We'll also have rice and…
We'll welcome you with a fruit salad, and during the activity, you can have any drinks you want. We can provide bottled…
We will recommend you the best taxi agency in Havana to attend this experience and get you back home at the end. We have a…
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Where you'll be
SPECIAL DINNER AVAILABLE ON FEB 15th FOR JUST $50 We will cook in a lovely house in Cerro Municipality, very close to Sports City Coliseum. A spacious kitchen and a large table will be waiting for us to cook and eat together by the end of the class.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
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Up to 8 guests ages 12 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…
Please, inform in advance about any allergies or food restrictions you might have, we also have food options for vegans and vegetarians. If you want to book for a big group, we can make some changes to accommodate you. Also, we can offer chicken for guests who don't eat pork.
Cooking a tasty meal in a Cuban home