“A Taste of Cuba” Wine Dinner at the Hi-Life Cafe, Ft. Lauderdale

by artfuldiner on May 12, 2011

in Breaking News, Restaurant Event, Special Events, Wine Dinner

hi-life-cafe3On Thursday, May 19th, 6:30 p.m., Cuban-born Chef Carlos of the Hi-Life Café, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will prepare a tribute to his origins, a five-course wine dinner, “A Taste of Cuba,” featuring some of his mother’s favorite recipes. And exclusive Spanish wines have been selected to match the culinary Cuban delights.


Pass-Arounds: Chef Carlos’ Creations

Savory Bite-Size Pork Carnitas

Mini Cuban Sandwiches

Arroz Con Pollo

Plantain Cups filled with Lime-Marinated Shrimp


Second Course: Traditional Black Bean Soup, Special Toppings, Sherry, Fino, Jerez

Wine: Alvear Amontillado (Spain) Montilla-Morales


Third Course: Oven-Baked Trout Con Mojo, Rum-Spiked Potatoes

Wine: Rioja (Spain) Marques de Vargas “Reserva” 2004


Fourth Course: Aged Angus NY Strip Steak, Deep Red Wine Creole Sauce, Plantain Chips, Vinaigrette

Wine: Ribera Del Duero (Spain) Dominio De Atauta 2006


Dessert: “Mom’s Flan,” Individual Cream Cuban Concoctions

Wine: Cava (Spain) Gramona “Gran Cuvée” Penedes 2007


The cost of the “Taste of Cuba” wine dinner is $69.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call (954) 563-1395.


This is my favorite culinary haunt in Ft. Lauderdale. If you’ll be anywhere in the area, this is one event you won’t want to miss.


Bon Appétit!



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