Cultivo Una Rosa Blanca Jose Marti Wine Dinner
Date: Sunday, January 27
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: 107 W. Main St., Durham, NC 27701
Ticket Cost: $60. Limited Seating.
In collaboration with the Don Quixote Literary Festival, we are excited to bring you a 5-course wine dinner inspired by the poems of Jose Martí.
Join us to celebrate the birthday of Cuban national hero and beloved poet Jose Martí. Throughout the evening, we'll read excerpts from the poems that have been the inspiration from the meal.
The Menu is as Follows:
"Una Rosa Blanca" – Welcome cocktail featuring Durham Distillery American Dry Gin, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, fresh lemon, fresh lime, organic cane syrup, rose water.
"Dos Patrias: Cuba y la noche" – Black bean tartlet with creme fraiche foam and red pepper jam.
"Orilla de palmeras" – Tostones with heart of palm and avocado salad.
"Cop(p)a con alas" – Coppa braised in duck fat.
"Un ave de oro" – Saffron rice with dried figs and glazed chicken.
"Para Aragón en España" – Almojábanas aragonesas served on a bed of natilla.
José Martí, a leader in the Cuban movement for independence from Spain nonetheless loved much about Spain and wrote frequently about it in his poems. He was, in a way, a man of 2 lands. And so, it seems fitting to accompany the Cuban dishes with Spanish wines, a nod to the inextricable bond between the two nations.
The meal will be accompanied by Spanish wines, provided by the illustrious Laurence Vuelta, importer for Aveniu Brands. Laurence has over 26 years in the wine and spirits industry and is well versed not only in wine, but also in the stories behind those wines, bringing to life the men and women behind some of our favorite beverages. Laurence is a dear Cuban-American, friend of COPA and an avid admirer of José Martí.
Together, Laurence and Rafel Osuba, the founder of the Don Quixote festival, will be your guides on a poetic journey through 19th century Cuba.
(Wines are an additional $5 per course, which will be charged at the dinner.)