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