30 Nov '11, 12pm

What's cooking in Havana? #Cuba

What's cooking in Havana? #Cuba

Economic reform has led to an increase in the number of restaurants and a raising of professional standards, but the best new places to eat still come with a large dash of homely charm. Julia Cooke visits four of them... The daiquiris and mojitos flow freely on the top floor of an elegant, 19th-century mansion in downtown Havana, circulating in glasses bedecked with gleaming silver polka dots or floral engravings. Embroidered white table linens flutter in a breeze that carries 
rich scents from the kitchen. Low conversation and staccato peals 
of laughter waft through a large, high-ceilinged dining room and onto a spacious terrace; outside, Persian-style rugs and enormous pink cushions invite sated diners 
to linger, sip an espresso, smoke 
a cigar and enjoy the breeze from the ocean three blocks away. 
Most patrons do stick around after dinner, whiling away the evening 
i...

Full article: http://www.cntraveller.com/news/2011/november/new-culinar...

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