Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar inside The Quarter at the Tropicana Casino and Resort continues its annual tradition of celebrating National Daiquiri Day and the birthday of Nobel Prize-winning author and Cuban rum enthusiast Ernest Hemingway by offering some new concoctions.
First off, Cuba Libre will feature the new Papa’s Pilar super premium rum cocktails along with special surf and turf menu additions from Chef/Partner Guillermo Pernot, a two-time James Beard Award winner.
“There is an enduring mystique around Ernest Hemingway, an intellectual who also deeply enjoyed the physical pleasures of life, including fine food and drinks. This menu is a tribute to his excellent taste,” says Chef Pernot in a statement. “Our holiday offerings include exceptional new rums from Papa’s Pilar along with festive menu additions inspired by what Hemingway himself may have enjoyed on his birthday.”
On Friday, July 19 — National Daiquiri Day — surf and turf bar bites will cost $5 to $6 from 5 to
7 p.m., including steamed mussels poached in lobster broth with roasted garlic, Berkshire pork belly, caramelized onions, steamed kale and slow-roasted tomatoes; a plantain-crusted crab cake with gazpacho vinaigrette and cucumber-herb salad; and Perro Caliente Tots, all beef hot dog and russet potato croquettes with mustard dipping sauce.
For dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19 to 21, Cuba Libre will serve the Hemingway-inspired Mar Y Tierra, grilled filet mignon ($29) “churrasco” with grilled shrimp, broccoli rabe-enchilado stew and cilantro béarnaise.
Of course, daiquiris will be the main draw, including The Hemingway, a classic recipe with fresh lime, blonde rum, ruby red grapefruit juices and maraschino liqueur.
Call 609-348-6700 or go to CubaLibreRestaurant.com. You can always leave a message.