People, food and culture
Cuba is well known for handmade cigars, considered to be the world’s finest. After all, hand rolling nearly 3 million cigars annually is no easy feat! Traditional Cuban cuisine is influenced by the cuisine of the native Taino people as well as the Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Pork is the chosen meat for a traditional feast and usually served with rice and beans. Plantains and Tostones are other Cuban staples stuffed with sweet or savoury fillings that are delicious accompaniments. Another basic yet commonly devoured dish is the Cuban sandwich. Made with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard pressed on crispy Cuban bread, this sandwich is a must-try! With food, can drinks be far behind ? The perfect end to a mouth-watering Cuban meal is Cuban coffee, a perfect blend of sweet and strong guaranteed to give you a sugar-rush! Cuba also takes great pride in its rum production, with the country’s top brand Havana Club used to prepare all kinds of exotic drinks and cocktails. If you can find a bottle of Santiago 11yrs grab it; its as vaulable as gold!