Here’s Your Chance to Visit Cuba with a James Beard Award-Winning Chef

Chef Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre invites you on a tour of Havana and beyond
Here’s Your Chance to Visit Cuba with a James Beard Award-Winning Chef

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Highlights include dinners with Havana chefs and a visit to Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban home.

Now that the United States has significantly expanded travel capabilities to Cuba, a two-time James Beard Award-winning chef is taking the opportunity to invite Americans on a guided food tour of the country, complete with dinners hosted by renowned Cuban chefs.

Since 2012, Philadelphia chef Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre has traveled to Cuba on missions to better understand the culinary history of Havana.

Pernot is also responsible for a special culinary exchange series, Pop-Up Paladar, in which chefs from Havana are invited to take over the kitchen at Cuba Libre.

Now that American citizens have been given more access to Cuba, chef Pernot has opened his tour series — featuring six days and five nights in Havana and other regions of Cuba — to the public.

Highlights from the trip will include visits to the Havana Culinary School, the Havana Farmers’ Market, the Cuban Museum of Voodoo, and Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban home. Space for the upcoming trip, from October 2 to October 7, is limited to 24 people, so book your tickets soon.

“It is always such a pleasure to be able to introduce others to this beautiful country with such a remarkable history, but to be able to do it in a time when the United States and Cuba are continuing to forge a positive, diplomatic relationship is truly an incredible opportunity,” Pernot said in a statement. “The culture, heritage and of course, the flavors of Cuba are so unique and unforgettable. It is a destination that everyone should experience.”

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