See Where To Eat: 3 Plates Of Havana

See Where To Eat: 3 Plates Of Havana

Havana’s restaurant scene moves in three dimensions: style, size and quality – and all are constant in flux, cooking up exciting new alternatives, making Havana’s restaurants a reflection of the broader unleashing of Cuba’s once dormant commercial energies. In Cuba, private restaurants, called paladares (pl) or paladar, are where much of the innovation is happening. … Read more

Best Restaurants in Havana 2017

Best Restaurants in Havana 2017

Havana’s restaurant scene in 2016 is changing as rapidly as an action film. Is there any other choice but to explore? When food is prepared, it becomes culture. Visiting Havana’s private restaurants (or paladares) offers participation into Cuba’s mysterious unfolding as enterprising Cubans combine scarce financial resources, effort and imagination into occasions for pleasure (and … Read more

California Winemakers Travel To Havana for Symposium

California Winemakers Travel To Havana for Symposium

Earlier this week, about 100 California winemakers, producers and distributors participated in the first-ever California Wine Symposium in Havana in hopes of reviving the presence of California wines on Cuban dining tables. The two-day event that began on Feb. 1 was organized by the California Wine Institute, associations of Sonoma and Napa Valley wine producers … Read more

A Michelin-Star Chef is Behind Havana’s Newest Restaurant

By the Cuba Journal staff The Memories Miramar Havana hotel has added a new specialty restaurant, parent company Sunwing Vacations announced. The NeXo restaurant features an “exciting fusion menu,” according to the company. More significantly, the restaurant is the brainchild of Michelin-star Chef Jesus del Cerro, one of the first of a number of culinary … Read more

A Hidden Paladar in Havana

A Hidden Paladar in Havana

By Alexander Britell Was that Manu Chao? It sure sounded like him, coming from the far back corner of the second floor of a tucked-away paladar in Havana called La Familia. La Familia wasn’t one of the more famous paladares, or private restaurants, in the capital; it was simple, hidden away upstairs off a side … Read more