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GASTROCULT 2019, Cuba’s first gastro show

Toronto –  Cuba has announced a tasty new event for foodies and culinary connoisseurs alike! GASTROCULT, the country’s first ever gastro show, will take place in January 2019. Organized by cultural tourism agency, Paradiso, the Ministry of Tourism and Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, this three-day event will showcase the best of Cuban culture through food, workshops and tasting events.

Posted on Thu, Nov 22nd, 2018 1:40 pm by joyoftravel.ca news services

GASTROCULT 2019 will be held at the five-star Iberostar Grand Packard and Iberostar Parque Central hotels in Havana, bringing together Cuban and international chefs to share delightful culinary masterpieces.

The festivities kick off on January 8, 2019 and runs through to January 10, 2019. More than a celebration of culinary creations, the event will give attendants the opportunity to increase their knowledge of wine pairings and attend various concerts featuring Cuban musicians. Specific activities and presentations include:

·         Cooking Show – Chef President Eddy Fernández Monte of the A.C.C.

·         Concerts by Haila María Mompié, Dcuba and Alaín Pérez

·         Wine and cheese pairings with speaker Don Miguel Torres, owner of Bodegas Torres of Spain

·         A presentation on Cuban rum and cigar pairings

·         Additional presentations and events from local and international experts

Iberostar Grand Packard and Iberostar Parque Central are offering packages for the gastro show; including four nights accommodation with breakfast included, passes to GASTROCULT, and transfers to and from the airport upon arrival and departure.

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is known for comfort and luxury across Cuba, with five-star properties in prime locations, from downtown Havana to the white sandy beaches of Cayo Coco. Iberostar Hotels & Resorts provides exceptional services for guests including knowledgeable concierge teams, a pillow menu and laundry services.

Cuba’s warm weather is only a short, three-hour flight away from cold, Canadian winters. Havana, the country’s capital, is the ideal spot to experience the quintessence of Cuban culture and history. From its beautiful Spanish colonial architecture to its tropical, white sand beaches, Cuba has something for every traveller. Over one million Canadians visit Cuba each year, representing the lion’s share of Cuba’s international visitors. Why not be one of them?