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Guillermo Pernot Will Bring His Sazón and Culinary Expertise to Cuba with Victory Cruise Lines
Chef Guillermo Pernot will be joining us next March for a travel experience to Cuba like no other. Our immersive Cuba cruise experience just got a fantastic culinary addition! We offer more shore time than any other cruise line and next March we’ll be adding some sazón with the renowned chef and restaurateur.
Pernot will bring his culinary expertise and experiences on Cuban cuisine to the M/V Victory II.
Since 2010, Pernot embarked on a mission to discover Cuban cuisine. He traveled to the island constantly, spending time cooking and dining around Cuba. His restaurant is dedicated to celebrating the Cuban heritage, amazing flavors, and culture. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar has four locations: Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando, and Washington DC.
In 2012, Chef Pernot and Cuba Libre launched a culinary exchange series named Pop-Up Paladar, in which the top chefs of Havana are invited to cook in Cuba Libre’s kitchens for special guest chef dinners.
All these experience are reflected in his book, written with author Lourdes Castro, “Cuba Cooks: Recipes and Secrets from Cuban Paladares and Their Chefs.” The book is a vibrant celebration of the island’s bold flavors, creative techniques, and unique inspirations of Cuba’s finest paladares. Readers will find a rich variety of dishes, which have been adapted from some of the best private restaurants from Old Havana to Santiago de Cuba.
The book is divided into four chapters: Granja (vegetables); Tierra (land); Mar (sea); and Postres (desserts). On this voyage, our guests can experience firsthand the paladares and personalities highlighted in his book.
Chef Guillermo Pernot has received two of the most prestigious awards in the food industry. He won The James Beard Award for “Best Chef of the Mid-Atlantic Region” and “Best Single Subject Cookbook” for “Ceviche: Seafood, Salads, and Cocktails with a Latino Twist.”
You too can experience the vibrant culture of this Caribbean gem. Join us in Cuba! Visit our website www.victorycruiselines.com or give us a call to 1-888 -907-2636 for more details on your next Cuban experience.