Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Havana Club's Casa Havana Pop-up Bar & Restaurant in Soho

Update - the dinners are now sold out - but you can visit to drink at the bar

Casa Havana is a pop-up bar, restaurant and event space from Havana Club, open to the public for six nights, from Thursday 11th to Saturday 20th August 2016.  There's a bookable 5 course dinner, Street Feast founder Dom Cools-Lartigue, new street art from Ben Eine and Cuban artists, and a virtual reality experience that will take you to the streets of Havana.  Go!

"Havana Club is set to throw open the doors to Casa Havana, a brand new pop-up experiential space running from 11th-20th August at 15 Bateman Street in the heart of Soho, London. Casa Havana is a versatile space designed to celebrate the authentic Cuba, brought to life through key cultural pillars food, music and colour.
Cuba’s most loved rum brand is inviting Londoners to experience a series of events in true Cuban surroundings, starting with a five course dining experience curated by Street Feast founder Dom Cools-Lartigue. Inspired by his recent trip to Havana – where he met with chefs and sampled local markets and ’paladars’ for inspiration – Cools-Lartigue has worked with celebrated chef Marcus Bean to create a menu that takes in Cubano tacos, shredded beef tostones and seabass ceviche (full menu overleaf). For each of the five courses, guests will enjoy a Havana Club cocktail that has been paired specifically with that plate created by Global Brand Ambassador Meimi Sanchez, who returned to her birthplace with Dom on a fact finding mission. Upon visiting the Casa, guests will be led through the space to take their seats at an intimate ’paladar’, inspired by the small, family-run establishments found in countless Havana side streets.
While enjoying drinks at the Casa Havana bar, guests will be able to enjoy exclusive artwork specially created by renowned street artist Ben Eine. When in Havana recently, Eine met with local artists from a range of backgrounds including traditonal film poster producers to graphic designers. He has brought those experiences to life in his own artwork which will be showcased at Casa Havana before being auctioned for charity. Eine also, in colloboration with artists brought over from Cuba by Havana Club, created the street signage that will welcome guests into the space in.
In addition to the cuisine, drinks and artwork, visitors to Casa Havana will also enjoy a transportative virtual reality experience brought to life by agency Found Studio, lifting them out of Soho and onto the streets of Havana. Taking inspiration from all aspects of Cuban culture, the short narrative delves into a local Cuban’s life, as vistors become intertwined with his story, before finishing with a well earned cocktail."

When - 11th - 20th August 2016, Thurs - Sat only
Thursday & Friday: 4pm - midnight
Saturday: 1pm - midnight

Where - 15 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D 3AQ

Booking - £20 for the dining experience from here Sorry - Dinners now sold out, but you can visit to drink at the bar


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Link - Booking Page

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  1. Where can I find the menu for the 5 courses?

  2. Hi! The menu isn't on any of the sites, but it was on part of the press info pack, so here it is -

    Frijoles con Carteza de Cerdo
    Pork crackling crisps with spiced black beans
    Served with an Havana Club cocktail

    Tacos de Langosta estilo
    Cheese & parsley rolled tacos with lobster
    Served with an Havana Club cocktail

    Cubano Taco
    Flavours of the traditional Cuban sandwich with pork shoulder, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles & mustard served on a taco
    Served with an Havana Club cocktail

    Ropa Vieja Tostones
    Shredded beef, twice fried plantains
    Served with an Havana Club cocktail

    Mojito Ceviche Lubina
    Seabass Ceviche with mint & lime served in Scallop shells with crispy tortilla
    Served with an Havana Club cocktail

    But - I fear it may have sold out - direct booking page here: