Eminente, the new Cuban tasting rum, is opening its doors for a unique experience at a pop-up Cuban home nestled right in the heart of Paris. At the same time art space, bar and restaurant, Casa Eminente welcomes the myriad facets of Cuban culture. Starting February 3, Paris will sway to Cuban rhythms for several delightful months.
Inspired by Paladares – restaurants and bars in family homes typical to Cuba – Casa Eminente welcomes guests for exceptional cultural and gastronomic experiences. From antique furniture to the colors of the walls and luxuriant vegetation, the details recreate the atmosphere of the Isla del Cocodrilo. Amidst works by Cuban artists selected by curator and Havana native Laura Salas Redondo, visitors discover the culture of the island in every form as they meander through the rooms to the restaurant.
At the heart of Casa Eminente is a wood, glass and marble bar, behind which a different mixologist will propose new creations each month. These innovative talents will imagine three new cocktails for the menu during their stay. In February, avant-garde mixology entrepreneurs Monica Berg and Alex Kratena, cofounders of Tayēr + Elementary – ranked Number 2 on the World’s 50 Best Bars of 2022 list – will unveil cocktails inspired by the scents of Havana. The menu includes Pomelo Daïquiri, a clarified daiquiri revisited with grapefruit juice, and the Eminente Canchánchara, a three-stage Cuban classic with honey, lime and Eminente rum, plus a twist of coffee.
Gastronomy will be key part of the experience too. Three chefs will take turns proposing their takes on the best of Cuban cuisine. Julien Sebbag, a Jeune Talent Gault & Millau winner recognized for his eco-engagement, will be first to showcase his culinary creativity, including pan-fried shrimp with cashew and miso sauce, red pepper and Cuban coffee crumble. Coffee holds a special place on the agenda, pairing perfectly with Eminente Reserva rum for the El Cafecito Eminente tasting ritual. A nod to the Cuban Carajillo tradition, a few drops of rum are added to a cup of coffee.
During the weekend, Casa Eminente – located at 6 impasse Guéménée in Paris’ 4th arrondissement – will host master classes on Cuban rum and cocktail making in partnership with Les Raffineurs. For more information, the schedule of events and reservations, visit casaeminente.com.
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