We were invited to Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located at Pointe Orlando, to celebrate their ten years of service in Orlando and the release of a new cookbook by national renowned chef and restaurateur Guillermo Pernot and co-author Lourdes Castro.

Guests enjoyed live entertainment and an open bar along with an array of passed and stationary tapas, ceviches, and desserts from Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s second cookbook, CUBA COOKS: RECIPES AND DESSERTS FROM CUBAN PALADARES AND THEIR CHEFS (October 2018), $40 each.

Cuban Porchetta – pork belly and pork loin roast with Moros y Cristianos pilaf

Sopa de Cilantro – chilled cilantro soup with tempura of clams

Tacos de Berenjenas – malanga tacos with eggplant salad

Ceviche de Pez Perro – hog fish ceviche with blackeyes peas, coconut milk, cilantro and cachucha Chile sauce

Buñuelos de Espinaca – spinach and manchego cheese fritters, served with goat cheese sauce

Alitas de Pollo a lo Chino – Chinese barbeque chicken winglets

Croquetas de Pollo – chicken croquettes with cachucha aioli

Tostones con Ropa Vieja de Pato – braised pulled duck legs with Hawaiian tostones

Churros con Chocolate

Chef Guillermo Pernot and Lourdes Castro have thoughtfully collected recipes and stories that reveal a vibrant contemporary cuisine.  Throughout the book, readers will find illuminating and insightful notes about Cuba’s culinary heritage, as well as helpful notes found with every recipe.

Guillermo Pernot is a nationally renowned chef and restaurateur, and chef-partner at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando and Washington, DC.

Lourdes Castro is a professor, recipe developer, and author of three cookbooks.

To purchase a cookbook, please visit: cubalibrerestaurant.com/en/orlando/cookbook

(Source: Cuba Libre)

Cuba Libre – Pointe Orlando
9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 226-1600