When it comes to celebrating cultures and traditions, Hahoo Group has always been on the forefront, To celebrate the rich diversity of the Cuban culture, the Hashoo Group – Hospitality Division in collaboration with Pearl Continental Lahore hosted a Cuban Food Festival in collaboration with the Embassy of Cuba. The 3 day festival was held in Marco Polo on 24th& 25th October 2017 and a grand Launch event on 23rd October.
Sponsored by the Turkish Airlines, the first-of-its kind festival kicked off with a bang with a grand launch on Monday, October 23rd at the Pearl Continental Lahore, attracting food enthusiasts from the city. The event was attended by foodies, corporates, socialiites and whoose who of Lahore.
Reflective of the vibrant Cuban culture, the food festival offered a slice of Cuban cuisine that combined traditional flavours with a unique flair.
Guest Chef Gioelkis Sosa Hernandez from Cuba and the Executive Chef of PCHL Chef Jayaweera, along with their teams,offered mouth watering delights from the exquisite cuisine and extended warm hospitality from Havana to Marco Polo leading restaurant of the hotel. The mouth-watering delicacies that were served at the festival included chicken fricassee, breaded shrimp, crevettes, enchilada lobster, steak in casserole to name a few. To make the menu exciting and give unique flavours, only the finest and freshest ingredients were used to create an exotic menu that combined healthy eating with tasty flavours, bringing native ingredients to serve the most authentic dishes to alllovers of the unique Cuban cuisine.
In addition to this a Cuban performance troupe enthraled guests with the rhythms of Havana and cultural dance performances that made the crowd enchant and rock the dance floor.
A visit to such a festival is incomplete without garnering knowledge about the world-famous Cuban cigars. For this reason, guests had an opportunity to learn about the Cuban cigar at a special cigar-rolling ceremony.