Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebrates 5th Anniversary, October 29th

From our friends at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar...

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary on Thursday, October 29th

Fans of the restaurant are invited to celebrate Cuba Libre's five years of service in Washington, DC with a party featuring delicious food, cocktails and live entertainment.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, located steps from CityCenterDC at 801 9th Street, NW, will celebrate five years of service in Washington, DC with an anniversary celebration on Thursday, October 29th. Guests pay $35 per person to enjoy two signature cocktails, the Pyrat XO Mojito, made with Pyrat XO Rum, guarapo, lime, spearmint and club soda and the Mango Papaya Caipiroska, vodka, mango, papaya, lime, sugar, ice and an array of passed and stationary tapas, ceviches, and desserts prepared by Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot. Standout dishes include Spinach and Manchego Buñuelos, Manchego cheese and spinach puffs, served with a goat cheese-ranch sauce; Albondigas con Azafrán, handmade ground beef and pine nut meatballs, served in a saffron sauce; Cuban Sandwich Spring Rolls, sour orange marinated pork loin, Genoa salami, ham, provolone and Swiss cheese, served with a Chinese mustard dipping sauce; Shrimp Pinchos, grilled shrimp, Manchego crema and guajillo jam; Salmón Organico, organic salmon, orange salad, blood orange-passion fruit sauce and salmon caviar; Paella Marinera, shrimp, monkfish, clams, squid and saffron bomba rice, as well as Orange Porchetta, fennel and orange flavored pork belly wrapped around a center cut pork loin and chimichurri sauce. Additionally, guests will enjoy live entertainment courtesy of Joe Falero and his Cuban Trio Ensemble, plus a celebratory Champagne toast, and a variety of door prizes.

WHEN: Thursday, October 29th, 2015 from 5 PM to 8 PM.

WHERE: Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar is located at 801 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001; Phone (202) 408-1600. For additional information, please visit

About Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar:
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar opened in Philadelphia in 2000, Atlantic City in 2004, Orlando in 2009 and Washington DC in 2010 to much acclaim, giving guests a passport to Cuba's intriguing flavors and culture. The restaurant’s name, which translates to “a free Cuba,” signifies a hope for the future of the treasured island nation. Two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s menus feature tantalizing tastes that reflect Cuba’s culinary traditions, as well as the emerging modern cuisine he is experiencing during his continuing travels to Cuba. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is poised for expansion into other new markets. The restaurant is an affiliate of GuestCounts Hospitality which operates a diverse portfolio of restaurant, catering, and nightlife concepts in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando and Washington, DC including, Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, and Gourmetro Catering. Principals Barry Gutin and Lawrence Cohen bring a unique combination of expertise to each of their projects and have been partners in the hospitality business since 1995. For more information about Cuba Libre, please visit For more information on GuestCounts Hospitality please visit or call (215) 922-3200 x132.