Cuba Libre celebrates 10th anniversary and Chef Guillermo Pernot’s new cookbook

Cuba Libre celebrates 10th anniversary and Chef Guillermo Pernot’s new cookbook

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:

(Source: Cuba Libre)

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

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." - 1 Corinthians 10:31 - Tiffany is a native of Orlando, Florida. Born and raised in "The City Beautiful" she has witnessed many vast changes to the city since she was a toddler and she is excited for what's to come for her hometown. Tiffany graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in General Business. One of her long-time dreams came true when her family's restaurant, Saigon Noodle & Grill - Bumby got invited by the Food Network to film an episode of "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" with Guy Fieri and special guest Food Network Star winner Justin Warner. You can follow her on IG at @bytiffanynguyen.


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