This event is SOLD OUT.
Cost: $65 members; $75 not-yet-members (all supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation included)
Join us for an afternoon trip to the Caribbean, inspired by On the Horizon: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Pérez Art Museum Miami. In this ninety-minute class, The Salty Cubana will provide participants with a brief history of Cuba, its people, and its culture. And what better way to discover a country’s cultural identity than through your taste buds? Participants will learn how to create two iconic Cuban cocktails and the basics of empanada making. Each ticket also includes a sampling of other classic Cuban bites, as well as copies of the recipes featured in the class. You too will be able host your very own Cuban-style happy hour!
Rita Martinez-Nelson grew up right outside of Downtown Miami, a stone’s throw away from Little Havana and the famous Calle Ocho Music Festival. While at university, she visited the South and fell in love the area and its affinity for butter. In 2014, she left the “Capital of Latin America” and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, trading in her black beans and rice for bourbon and biscuits. As the operations director at a local candy company, she realized the culinary arts are more than a job. She was motivated by the happiness she felt during the creative process in the kitchen and the joy that food brings to people. If you do what you love, you never work a day in your life; with this in mind, she built on her abuelas’ recipes to launch The Salty Cubana.