This Saturday, Last Nights of Havana, is offering hip-shaking salsa dance lessons with professional Cubana dancers. Guests will be able to ‘learn the basics’ before immersing themselves in the vibrant Cuban inspired pop-up.
At the heart of Cuban culture lies song and dance and a professional salsa dancer will lead a workshop before the evening’s live entertainment provided by musical jazz band Sambroso Sambroso. The dancer will then take to the floor with a solo show, encouraging guests to try out their new moves, while the nightly band pays homage to the soulful syncopation of Buena Vista Social Club. Sambroso Sambroso will play three 45 minute sets throughout the evening before it is rounded off by a rousing DJ set, designed to get everyone dancing.
Guests can quench thirsts with a variety of other tipples, such as the Cubata, consisting Bacardi Gold rum, lime juice, house cola, and for something with a little more punch the El Presidente #2, combines Westerhall 10 year rum stirred with Martini Rubino, bitters and a drop of house grenadine. The menu, designed by cocktail experts The Cocktail Trading Co will also feature zesty Mojitos, refreshing Daiquiris and heady Cuba Libres.
For those feeling peckish, Last Nights of Havana will also be serving up the finest Cuban street food. On offer will be grilled Cuban sandwiches where guests can choose between smoked ham, roast pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and American mustard, or the Vegetarian option of roasted peppers, mozzarella cheese, rocket and pesto. Or for those simply wanting a light snack, they can try the mouth-watering Chicharrrones - Cuban pork scratchings, or some authentic Yuca frita con mojo cubano - fried cassava with cuban sauce and smoked paprika sea salt.
Tickets for Last Nights Of Havana are priced at £9 each and are available here. Ticket includes a membership card for repeated free access for the duration of the pop up. Groups of 5 or more are also eligible for a discounted ticket price and can email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.