Friday, August 3, 2018

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar to Host a Brugal Rum Dinner, Tuesday, August 14

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

On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will host a rum dinner featuring Brugal Rum, which is produced by Brugal & Co., C. por A in the Dominican Republic. Guests of this special evening will learn the history of the Brugal distillery, which has been producing farm-to-bottle, distilled, triple-filtered and aged rums since 1888. Distilling for dryness, the Brugal family method of distillation removes much of what other rums leave in, resulting in a spirit that is cleaner, dryer and less sweet. Brugal is dedicated to cask-aging every drop of their rum, using the same wood policy as the world’s finest Single Malt Scotch Whiskey. Because the rum is cask-aged in the year-round heat and humidity of the Dominican Republic, maturation is accelerated, contributing to a balanced, sophisticated family of rums unlike any other. The evening will begin with cocktail hour featuring light bites and a Brugal Mule with Brugal Añejo, ginger beer and fresh lime juice. A five-course dinner, prepared by newly appointed Executive Chef Pablo Catalan, will follow with dishes paired with Brugal’s finest rums. Standouts featured for the evening include Añejo, Extra Dry Supremo, Extra Viejo, Brugal XV as well as Siglo De Oro. The cost of the dinner is $85 per person (all inclusive.)

WHEN: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM, limited seating is available, and reservations can be made online at

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

Brugal Rum Dinner Menu
August 14, 2018

First Course
Salmon Ceviche
Roasted pineapple sauce, citrus dressing and spicy peppers

Second Course
Pescado Frito
classic tostones, coconut rice and summer salsa

Third Course
Kampachi Tiradito
aji amarillo aioli, roasted red peppers and grapefruit

Fourth Course
Pan Seared Scallops
grilled peaches, toasted almonds and lemon-herb sauce

Mango Cheesecake
with summer flowers and 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, 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.