Cuba Libre at Pointe Orlando Offers Chef's Tasting Menu
If you checked out my guide to 26 Most Epic Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday on the site, you now Cuba Libre is one of my favorite places to have a great party- but did you know they have delicious chef prepared food for all to enjoy?
Recently, Cuba Libre has released a Chef’s Tasting Menu, created by their talented team to offer off the menu unique latin inspired dished. The Senior Executive Chef, Jose Gonzalez, helped to create this flavorful and unique menu. He himself is from Argentina, with his wife being from Cuba. There is no denying the inspiration from both countries are seen through the Chef’s Tasting Menu items.
Be sure to check out their new menu this holiday season. All of the food with pictures are what we tried at the restaurant.
***Chef's Tasting Menu is available only for a la carte dining. Not available for private events or banquets.***
Chef's Tasting Menu
$45 PER PERSON
PARA LA MESA
For the table
TROPICAL CHIPS & TRIO OF DIPS
Plantain and malanga chips. Black bean hummus, roasted cauliflower hummus with curried onions, Cuba Libre salsa
Tasting of for appetizers
Poached lobster tail, shrimp, squid, fr esh coconut water, chiles, citrus, Thai basil, cucumber salsa, coco nut chips
ABUELA’S CHICKEN CROQUETAS
Cream of roasted chicken filled croquettes. Blistered cachucha pepper allioli
SPINACH MANCHEGO BUÑUELOS
Manchego cheese and spinach fritters, goat cheese crema, organic olive oil
GUAVA BBQ RIB
Slow-cooked, St. Louis cut Duroc pork ribs, guava BBQ glaze, green mango escabeche salad
Choice of one entree:
Braised, shredded and seared flank steak, roasted onions, citrus-garlic mojo, white rice, Cuban black beans
Shredded beef brisket stewed with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, red wine
ARROZ CON POLLO
Saffron long grain rice, boneless chicken, green peas, Manzanilla olives, hard-boiled egg, asparagus, Palacios chorizo, roasted piquillo pepper salad
Slow roasted, marinated Leidy Farm’s pulled pork, classic sour orange mojo, Amarillo chile, smashed yuca, black bean broth, vigorón slaw
VACIO STEAK “ARGENTINO”
Salmuera marinated-grilled all-natural bavette steak, Moros y Cristianos rice pilaf, Hawaiian tostones, pickled okra, parsley chimichurri
All natural, free-range, Peking-style half chicken, Cuban black beans, white rice, grilled broccolini, lemongrass mojo, Chino-Cubano BBQ sauce
SHRIMP CON MOJO
Pan-seared citrus marinated jumbo shrimp, onions, peppers, sliced garlic, crisped yuca, white rice, cilantro-lime mojo sauce
Baby spinach, “soyrizo”, wild mushrooms, garbanzo beans, saffron long grain rice, asparagus and grilled artichoke hearts salad
Guests choose from two of their desserts, presented to the table.
Disclosure: Thank you Cuba Libre Marketing for the invitation to try their new menu items. Wonderful experience .