HA­VA­NA IN A GLASS

Excelencias Gourmet - - News -

WHEN IT IS ABOUT TO CELEBRATE ITS 500TH ANNIVERSARY, HA­VA­NA HAS BEEN GIVEN THE IBERIAN AME­RI­CAN COCKTAIL CA­PI­TAL TITLE. THE FACT IS THAT, IN THIS CITY OF HISTORY AND SEA, SUCH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DRINKS AS DAIQUIRI OR MOJITO HAVE

THEIR MOST PO­PU­LAR SCENARIO. THAT IS WHYMANY OF THE TOURISTS VISITING IT LOOK FOR­WARD TO TASTING SOME FAMOUS COCK­TAILS, ESPECIALLY IF CU­BAN RUM IS ONE OF THE INGREDIENTS.

SURROUNDED BY CENTENARIAN TRADITIONS AND THE RECENT PROCESS OF RENEWAL, HAVANAHAS A LOT TO GIVE TO THE BARTENDER WORLD. THIS THOUGHT WAS EXPRESSED DURING THE RECENT VISIT PAID TO CU­BA BY THE PRE­SI­DENT OF THE SPANISH AND IBERIAN AME­RI­CAN GASTRONOMY ACA­DE­MIES, MR. RA­FAEL ANSON OLIART, WHO CAME TO THIS WON­DER CITY OF THE MO­DERN WORLD TO OFFICIALLY DELIVER THE CA­PI­TAL TITLE.

THIS IS­SUE IS DEDICATED TO THE COCKTAIL UNIVERSE, THUS SHOWING THEM AS EMBLEMS OF GOOD FOOD AND VEHICLES OF GASTRONOMIC IDENTITY. WE GO FROM TRADITIONAL TO AVANT-GARDE PROPOSALS, WHERE CREATIVENESS AND RULE-BREA­KING TAKE CEN­TER STAGE. THAT VOYAGE RANGES FROM EATABLE COCK­TAILS TO THOSE THAT HAVE BECOME CANVAS WHERE ARTWORKS ARE DISPLAYED IN AN AMA­ZING FOR­MAT.

EVEN SCIEN­CE HAS A SPA­CE IN THIS IS­SUE! THE MOLECULES OF SUCH COCK­TAILS AS PI­ÑA CO­LA­DA AND MAR­GA­RI­TA HAVE BEEN MAGNIFIED A THOUSAND TI­MES IN ORDER TO TAKE PICTURES OF THEM UN­DER THE MI­CROS­CO­PE. PSYCHEDELIC AND CHALLENGING IMAGES ARE THE OUTCOME; A SHOW OF CO­LORS AND SHAPES THAT LOOKS LI­KE AN ABSTRACT ARTWORK, INSTEAD OF THE “PHOTOGENIC SI­DE” OF OUR FAVORITE COCK­TAILS. EXCELENCIAS GOUR­MET SUGGESTS YOU TO BLEND OF LIQUORS, JUICES AND ES­SEN­CES; CREATE NEW TASTES BY USING DARING INGREDIENTS; ALL IN ALL, TO ACHIEVE A ROU­TE OF HAR­MONY AND CON­TRAST FROM THE COCKTAIL SHAKER TO THE GLASS AND OUR PAGES.

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