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Travel to Cuba with Chef Guillermo Pernot

Join Guillermo Pernot, two-time James Beard award winning chef-partner of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, on a culinary adventure in and around Havana Cuba. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Cuba and see firsthand the beauty of the island and the culinary landscape that inspired Chef Pernot’s newest cookbook, CUBA COOKS: Recipes and Secrets from Cuban Paladares and Their Chefs.

Take a step back in time and a step forward in cultural relations as you discover Cuba’s culture through its cuisine on our legal, ground-breaking trip to Cuba. Connect with locals and immerse yourself in the Cuban food scene as you visit Cuban farms and markets, cook with Chef Guillermo as well as local chefs, and dine at some of the island’s most renowned private restaurants, or paladares.

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Highlights of Traveling to Cuba with Chef Guillermo:

  • Cuban cooking class with the renowned Chef Guillermo and a top local Cuban chef
  • Sunday dinner and daiquiri class in a local’s home with a pig roast
  • Visit an agricultural market, ration store and supermarket for true insights into the daily lives of Cubans
  • Tour a sustainable farm and enjoy an organic farm-to-table lunch
  • Dine at Cuba’s top private restaurants

Don’t miss this opportunity to travel to Cuba on an incredible culinary adventure with Chef Guillermo during a pivotal moment in history. For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today. Our trips to Cuba are operated under the Support for the Cuban People license granted by the US Treasury Department and were not affected by the June 4 policy changes regarding Cuba travel. Read our full statement and learn more about traveling to Cuba under the latest policies.

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About Chef Guillermo Pernot

Nationally renowned chef and restaurateur Guillermo Pernot is a two-time James Beard Award winner and  Chef-Partner of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. When you travel to Cuba with Chef Guillermo, you will have the opportunity to meet with talented Cuban chefs and mixologists as they share the secrets to making authentic Cuban cuisine and cocktails. You’ll dine in top Cuban restaurants and in local homes, enjoying meals like Paella Cubano, Ropa Vieja, and freshly caught grilled fish and lobster along with classic Cuban cocktails such as daiquiris or mojitos.

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Our Cuba Itinerary Overview

DAY 1: Travel to Cuba and Meet the Group

Today you fly to Havana. Check into accommodations. Welcome dinner at a top paladar (privately-owned restaurant).

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DAY 2: Food, Art and Salsa with Havana’s Cultural Icons

Discover Havana Vieja. Cooking class and lunch at a beautiful paladar. Visit Afro-Cuban street art gallery. Salsa dance class.

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DAY 3: Market Day

Visit a neighborhood farmer’s market, ration store and supermarket. Lunch at a famous paladar. Explore Plaza Vieja.

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DAY 4: Hemingway’s Havana

Explore Finca Vigia and Cojimar. Tour of a famous cigar factory.

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DAY 5: Farm Tour & Sunday Dinner

Take in the incredible art of José Fuster. Tour a sustainable farm followed by lunch. Farewell pig roast at a local’s home.

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DAY 6: Your Visit to Cuba Ends

Return to Havana airport for flights home.

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Please also note that Cuba is an adventurous destination where things do not always go as planned – in fact they often do not go as planned. We urge you to bring a flexible attitude and a sense of humor when you travel to Cuba. The above itinerary reflects our best planning, but there may be times when we have to substitute different activities and accommodations. That is la aventura Cubana – the Cuban adventure!