Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar to Host a Diplomático Rum Dinner

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

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar to Host a Diplomático Rum Dinner, Tuesday, June 19

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will host a rum dinner featuring Diplomático Rum, which are produced in Venezuela by Destilerias Unidas and are ranked consistently among the finest South American rums. Guests of this special event will learn the history of the Diplomático distillery, which has been producing top-quality spirits for over 50 years at the foot of The Andes in the Terepaima National Park. The distillery was designed for versatility, with three pot stills and four column stills distilling different styles of spirit from top-grade molasses and sugar cane honeys.

The evening will begin with cocktail hour featuring light bites and a Hemingway Daiquiri, which is made from a combination of Diplomático Planas, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. A four-course dinner, prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef Pablo Catalan, will follow with dishes paired with Diplomático’s finest rums. Standouts featured for the evening include Diplomático Planas, Diplomático Mantuano, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, Diplomático Vintage 2002, Diplomático Ambassador and a Diplomatic Corruption cocktail with Diplomático Mantuano, Drambuie, orchard apricot liqueur and velvet falernum, garnished with an orange twist. The cost of the dinner is $85 per person (all inclusive.)

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:30 PM, limited seating is available, and reservations can be made online at https://cuba-libre.ticketleap.com/rum-dinner-series-2---diplomatico-rum/.

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 www.cubalibrerestaurant.com.

Diplomático Rum Dinner Menu
June 19, 2018

First Course
Ceviche Mixto
shrimp, sea bass, lobster tail with leche de tigre dressing and crispy quinoa

Second Course
Charred Octopus
seasonal salad with black beans sauce and spicy/herb oil

Third Course
Pan Seared Salmon
green plantain crust with green peas pure and spicy rainbow carrots

Mango Shortcake
with toasted coconut gelato and smoked rum sauce

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 and nightlife concepts in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando and Washington. 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 www.CubaLibreRestaurant.com. For more information on GuestCounts Hospitality, please visit http://www.GuestCounts.com or call (215) 922-3200 x133.