Papa’s Pilar Rum Dinner

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
RSVP Required
Food & Drink
Rum Dinner
Included Items: 
four-course meal with rum pairings, tax, tip

WHAT:           On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will host a rum dinner featuring Papa’s Pilar Rum, located in Key West, Florida.  Most rums are indigenous to their countries of origin, but Papa’s Pilar is a blend of rum from the Caribbean, Central America and Florida – all areas Ernest Hemingway spent significant portions of his life.  Guests will learn the history of rum and its many forms from white and spiced, to aged rums.  One will also hear how the spirit is intertwined into American and Cuban history.  The evening will begin with cocktail hour featuring light bites and the Papa’s Watering Hole cocktail, which was awarded first place in the restaurant’s first annual Mixology Match.  A four-course dinner, prepared by Cuban-born Executive Chef Angel Roque, will follow with dishes paired with Papa’s Pilar’s finest rums.  Standouts featured for the evening include Papa’s Pilar blonde rum, Papa’s Pilar dark rum and Papa’s Pilar sherry cask and a New Cuban cocktail with Papa’s Pilar blonde & dark rums, lime and sugar, topped with prosecco and walnut bitters.  The cost of the dinner is $85 per person (all inclusive).

Additionally, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar will offer the Papa’s Watering Hole cocktail as a special libation throughout the month of March.  Priced at $10, this refreshing drink will be available during lunch, dinner and weekend brunch and is made from a combination of Papa’s Pilar Blonde, watermelon basil purée, fresh lime juice and fall spice syrup, shaken and garnished with a mint sprig, watermelon segment and charred cinnamon.

WHEN:           Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 6:30 PM, limited seating is available and reservations can be made online at:

WHERE:         Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar is located at 801 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; Phone (202) 408-1600.  

About Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar:

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar opened in Philadelphia in 2000, Atlantic City in 2004, Orlando in 2009 and Washington DC in 2010 to much acclaim, giving guests a passport to Cuba's intriguing flavors and culture. The restaurant’s name, which translates to “a free Cuba,” signifies a hope for the future of the treasured island nation. Two-time James Beard Award-winning Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot’s menus feature tantalizing tastes that reflect Cuba’s culinary traditions, as well as the emerging modern cuisine he is experiencing during his continuing travels to Cuba. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar is poised for expansion into other new markets. The restaurant is an affiliate of GuestCounts Hospitality, which operates a diverse portfolio of restaurant and nightlife concepts in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando and Washington. Principals Barry Gutin and Lawrence Cohen bring a unique combination of expertise to each of their projects and have been partners in the hospitality business since 1995.  For more information about Cuba Libre, please visit For more information on GuestCounts Hospitality please visit or call 215.922.3200 x133.