Paris Havana: how to take advantage of Cuba in Paris
Now that Cuba is preparing to receive mass tourism from the United States and that everyone wants to go to the’island, we decided the opposite: stay in Paris and enjoy Cuba in our own way. Today’Hui, we will forget the’exploration of Paris like a room and we will try to’have an overview of what Cuba has to offer, at least in the city of light ! We have listed our favorite addresses below for those who want to take advantage of Cuba in Paris.
A little Cuban culture
1- The house of the’Latin America
This cultural center located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris represents all the countries’Latin America and of course Cuba has its place. The house of L’Latin America permanently offers all kinds of’artistic, literary, philosophical or musical activities. They organize (generally free of charge) debates on subjects of’News, conferences, exhibitions, literary prizes (Roger Caillois, Edouard Glissant, Carbet de la Caribbean) and concerts. Find all their events here
2- Specialized bookstores
You can also enjoy Cuba in Paris through his literature. In Paris there are two bookstores, both located in Paris 6, specialized in Hispanic literature, with a wide selection of books available
Food and drinks
Cuban cuisine is an interesting mixture of indigenous kitchen of the’Spanish island and cooking, African and Caribbean, with different spices and flavors.
Rice and beans are a culinary element that the’We find everywhere in Cuba, cooked together or separately. When’it is cooked together, the recipe s’calls “Congri”, “Moros” or “Moros y Cristianos”. If cooked separately, he s’calls “arroz con/y frijoles”.
Cuba being an island, seafood dishes prepared in different ways are an important part of its daily menu.
Meat, when’It is available on the rationing booklet, is usually served in light sauces. The most popular sauce is the mojo or mojito (not to be confused with the Mojito cocktail), based on’Oil, D’AIL, D’onion, d’spices like L’Oregano and juice’bitter or lime orange. Ropa Vieja is a grated beef dish (usually flank) simmered in a criollo sauce based on tomatoes until’to what’He disintegrates.
La Boliche is a roast beef stuffed with Chorizo and D’hard boiled eggs.
The tropical climate of Cuba produces root fruits and vegetables that are used in Cuban cuisine.
3- Mucho Gusto festival
Mucho Gusto is an event organized by the restaurant and cocktails bar Cuba Company to celebrate the gastronomy of the countries’Latin America. For a week this festival offers us a virtual trip through our taste buds: Cuban cuisine (of course) but also Brazilian, Colombian, Peruvian and Mexican, all in a colorful setting. The last edition took place from October 23 to 27 and we are ready to know what the next edition has to offer.
4- Fest Paris rum
Paris Floral Park. Pyramid road – Bois de Vincennes (entrance by the cedar pavilion). M. Château de Vincennes, L1; Vélib Post #12.125
VS’is the largest rum fair in France and the most important D’Europe by the number of rums present. This alcoholic festival includes master classes, rum tasting lessons and a few bars. The fourth edition will take place on April 22, 23 and 24, 2017, will you miss you ?
5- Havanita coffee
We love Havanita for its atmosphere, where the charm of Havana in the 1950s married the’Cuban effervescence. With their comfortable armchairs, their unique design with murals representing the Havanese malecón, their portraits evoking characters and scenes from daily life in Havana and their cool music, we n’do not need much more to feel the marine breeze of the malecón.
What to order ? Havanita offers local beers but also mojitos and other rum cocktails. Meals include a lot of fish, meat and’other Caribbean and D dishes’South America.
6- Cuba Company
Another restaurant at L’Cuban atmosphere. Una “Péz Espada Braleta” (sneakers on a skewer), why not ? Spadon marinated in Hemingway sauce, served with rice, cassava and plantain bananas. It has’good air ? VS’is even better !
D’Other dishes D’Espadon are offered on the menu: net d’coconut milk and sauce’Pineapple served with rice, cassava and plantain bananas, j’made the choice. . . Yum yum !
For those who prefer meat, the picadillo has Havanera can be the perfect choice: beef marinated in sauce served with rice, cassava and bananas plantains.
Music and dance
7- Latin clubs
After a good meal, why not have a drink and maybe dancing salsa to burn additional calories ? In Paris there are many Latin clubs offering salsa, merengue and more, here are our favorites:
8- Dance schools
If your dance level N’is not yet good enough, Paris also has some salsa schools where you can learn the basic steps. Our favorites are listed below:
If you are interested in salsa festivals, the workshops of salsa and d’Other Salsa events, see this complete salsa guide online.
9- Latin dance shoes
If you forgot your dance shoes at home, the Latin dance shoes store is the’where to go. Latin Dance Shoes offers the best brands (PAOUL, SUPADANCE, CAPEZIO, SANSHA, Portdance, International Dance Shoes …) and good advice.
10- Cuban cigars
There are many elegant shops dedicated to the sale of Cuban cigars in Paris. If you are a lover of Cuban cigars, do not miss the following shops:
Paris n’is not Havana, but as you can see, there are many Cuban options to travel virtually to Cuba or simply to entertain us for a while. Salud and good appetite !
Do you know D’Other Cuban addresses in Paris ? Send us an email and we will include them in this post
A big thank-you ! In Havanita Café Paris and Cuba Compagnie, for allowing us to’Use their photos for this article. This list is based on our own personal experiences and/or online comments.
Men migrate with food, kitchen utensils but also with recipes and eating habits. Once in France, many keep the culinary practices of their country. During the 19th century, grocery stores and restaurants founded by emigrants began to appear in France. Mainly intended to serve these foreign communities, Arab and Asian grocery stores began to be appreciated also by the French, curious to discover kitchens’Other parts of the world.
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