Cuban Cuisine: Del Casabe al Mojito

Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 9 am to 7 pm

René Portocarrero,
“La cena” (1942)

The Cuban Cultural Center of New York celebrates its 12th Annual Congress, the first conference ever held on the history and development of Cuban cuisine—from its origins to the present—at the state-of-the-arts facilities of The International Culinary Center in Manhattan. The all-day event will not only cover the evolution and the different influences that have shaped the Cuban gastronomical landscape—through both formal presentations, as well as on-site cooking and prepared samples by top-notch chefs—but also highlight its rich cross-cultural presence in television, cinema, literature, painting and, most significantly, music.

The one-day conference will be dedicated, In Memoriam, to Victor del Corral, pioneer Cuban restauranteur whose founding of Victor’s Cafe in 1963 ushered in an era of popularity and appreciation for fine Cuban cuisine in New York City and beyond that still prevails today.

Following tradition, the event’s musical ingredient will be germane to its theme. This time, the CCCNY is proud to feature a song and guitar recital by the multitalented David Oquendo, whose repertoire will encompass an eclectic selection of Cuban lyrics with a gastronomical component, from Frutas del Caney and Los tamalitos de Olga to the emblematic El Manisero.

International Culinary Center
462 Broadway (corner of Grand St.), NYC

Please note that the registration to the day’s event will cover ALL meals, including  desayuno cubano, almuerzo, merienda, refrescos, café and cocktails.

Courtesy of Victor´s Cafe

Bartolitos (puré de plátanos con picadillo en bolitas)
Tamal en cazuela con camarones enchilados
Sándwich cubano
Ceviche de camarones

Platos principales
Arroz con pollo
Ropa vieja, arroz blanco y frijoles negros
Lechón, moros y yuca

Bebidas y postre

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Mail-in option:
Those who do not wish to purchase their tickets online, can send their checks by regular mail to:
Cuban Cultural Center of New York
P.O. Box 2608
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10036
Note: All checks must be received by July 9, 2013.
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My Big Fat Cuban Family

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The musical segments of this event are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs