Wanna Go To Cuba? Tickets On Sale Today For Chef Guillermo Pernot’s Guided Tour

Check Out Cuba's Contemporary Cuisine with Chef Guillermo Pernot This October.

Chef Pernot getting his cook on.

Chef Pernot getting his cook on.

Don’t have anything on your schedule October 2nd – 7th but do have an interest in tasting the food of Cuba?

Since the latter probably applies to most of us, the only real questions are finances and scheduling. But if you can swing it, join chef Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre on a 6 day tour through the true cuisine of Cuba.

Tickets go on sale today and there are only 24 seats available so, you know… Think fast.

With enough rum, cigars, and dining to keep any food-lover happy, this whirlwind trip through Cuba is chef Pernot’s way of showcasing the rich culture and contemporary food found in Cuba. In celebration of the Cuban embassy reopening today, the trip is officially open for registration. Oh, and Cuba Libre will be serving up $5 Cuba Libre cocktails all day today at all of their locations.

The trip, organized by Cultural Contrast, includes airfare from Miami to Havana and back, 6 nights of lodging, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners, coach bus private transport through Cuba, an English speaking guide, and your entrance fees to all the cultural/historic sites. You’ll dine at new, more modern spots, enjoy feasts planned by Pernot, and even try out some of the old, famous chicken and rice dishes.

Some highlights:

  • A chance to experience the new wave of cuban food that embraces presentation and smaller plates at restaurants including Doña Eutimia, La Guarida, El Aljibe, Restaurante Mangle Rojo, and the Cocina de Lilliam
  • A rooftop cigar and rum tasting session, a trip to the Cigar Factory, and a trip to the Museum of Rum
  • A trip to the Havana Farmers Market
  • A tour of Artechef, The Havana Culinary School
  • A trip to Viñales, a village outside Havana where you will visit a tobacco plantation and an organic farm (and enjoy a farm-to-table lunch)
  • Trips to a multitude of Cuba’s historic caves and castles throughout the tour
  • Trip to Guanabacoa to the Cuban Museum of Voodoo
  • Trip to the fishing village Jaimanitas (where Ernest Hemingway once called home)

It’s the kind of trip that has you moving from dusk til dawn each day, but with enough Cuban rum to help you wind down, I doubt you’ll be feeling much in the way of travel stress.

The trip is pricey, for sure. For double occupancy, you’re looking at $3,699, and for single, $3,999. But hey, if checking out Cuba is one of those things on your bucket list, you’re not going to get a better chance than this.

For more information or to book a spot, check out Cultural Contrast’s website.

Culinary Cuba [Cultural Contrast]