Libations in the Stream – Hemingway’s Conch, Cuban and Caribbean Cocktails and Cuisine

Thursday, January 1st

12:00am - 12:00amSpirited Dinner® Series

Criollo
Presented by Papa’s Pilar Rum and Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur
Chef- Joseph Maynard
Bar Chef- Phil Greene

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Libations in the Stream – Hemingway’s Conch, Cuban and Caribbean Cocktails and Cuisine

After spending most of the 1920s in Lost Generation Paris, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Pauline moved to Key West, where the quickly fell in with the charming locals, including bootleggers, charter boat fisherman, and other assorted characters of what Hemingway called “The Saint-Tropez of the Poor.” He went on to explore the Bahamas and Cuba, and eventually moved to Havana, where he lived for most of the rest of his days.

In this amazing evening of food and drink, Joe Maynard, head chef of the Hotel Monteleone’s acclaimed new restaurant Criollo, and Philip Greene (author of To Have and Have Another – A Hemingway Cocktail Companion), will guide you through the cuisine of the Keys, Cuba and Bahamas, while serving authentic cocktails (and variations thereon) of Hemingway’s days on the Gulf Stream. This evening of tropical tippling is brought to you by the Hemingway Rum Co. (Papa’s Pilar Blonde and Dark Rum), and Domaine de Canton French Ginger Liqueur.

Menu
Appetizer
Butter Poached Lobster and Crab Cake
Creamy Plantains, Pineapple-Orange Salsa

Soup
Yellow Tomato Gazpacho
Guacamole and Cilantro Oil

Baby Iceberg Wedge
Feta Cheese, Citrus Segments, Pepino Melon, Spiced Marcona Almond, Papaya Ranch

Entree
Long Boat Key Mahi Mahi
Sauteed Shrimp, Local Tomatoes, Onions, Shaved Coconut, Island Rice

Dessert
Key Lime Bavroise
Peach Marscapone, Vanilla Chantilly Cream

Paired With

E. Henmiway Special
Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, Grapefruit, Lime, Maraschino Liqueur

Gregorio’s Rx
Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Lemon, Mint

Pauline Hemingway’s Rum Scoundrel
Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, Lime, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Sparkling Water

Special Green Isaac’s Special
London Dry Gin, Green Coconut Water, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Lime, Basil, Angostura Bitters