Enrique is the owner of a popular casual eatery with an outdoor patio dining area. The workshop consists of making an entire meal (entree, main course, dessert) together with him and his staff that is later enjoyed and eaten as lunch.
The participants observe the cooking process as well as help prepare ingredients while Enrique and his staff explain the procedures and philosophy of their cooking style. Enrique draws from the traditional food culture of Cuba and then adds international influences.
A big part of the new Cuban cuisine is sourcing ingredients that cannot be found in regular markets such as organic vegetables, fresh fish, and quality herbs and spices. Like most things in Cuba, the sourcing of ingredients is done through personal contacts. Enrique gets much of his organic produce from an innovative private farm project just outside of Havana.
Enrique and his staff speak very good English and are very passionate about their work and the future of Cuban cuisine. He can talk about all aspects of Cuban food and what it's like to pioneer the new food movement in Cuba.
Tour type: workshop-class
Options: book separately or do the 2-3 day workshop series
Your guide: Boogalu host-guide + specialty chef
Duration: 2.5 hrs.
Transportation: pickup & drop off
Includes: lunch and one drink
Booking: see the options below