Today, October 29, is the beginning of Tapas Tuesdays at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar in The Quarter at Atlantic City’s Tropicana Casino and Resort. It’s an education of Cuban dishes in small plates as Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot offers an unlimited tasting experience for the entire table. At $26.95 per person, guests will enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Tapas drawn from Chef Pernot’s newly updated and expanded menu of authentic Cuban fare, making for a hearty meal with near-endless variety.
“Tapas Tuesdays are a fun and relaxing way to kick back with friends and enjoy a sampling of all the exciting flavors that make up Cuban cuisine,” says Chef Pernot, who hand-picked the dishes to reflect his inspirations from his travels to Cuba. “It’s a perfect end to a busy day, or the start of a lively evening.”
Guests may choose from over 20 delicious items to tailor their Tapas Tuesday experience, including mariquitas, the restaurant’s popular trio of dips or, for an additional charge of $2, ceviches. Some of Chef Pernot’s new small plates include Barrio Chino Chicken Wings, Asian BBQ-glazed wings served with pickled seaweed salad and sweet chili dipping sauce and Grilled Baby Octopus, with a truffle-citrus marinade and Haitian eggplant salad.
Other new menu items include entrees such as: Mango Mojito Shrimp, pan-seared jump shrimp with wild mushrooms, bok choy and a red curry-mango mojito sauce; Pompano a la Plancha, citrus marinated whole boneless Florida Pompano fillet with “Chino-Cubano” fried rice, baby sprouts salad and sweet chili-citrus-sesame sauce; and Ravioles Caseros, filled with West Indian calabaza squash, mascarpone and goat cheese topped with caramelized pearl onions, baby spinach, a sherry vinegar reduction sauce and toasted pumpkin seeds. Dishes range in prices from $7.50 to $34.
Cuba Libre Atlantic City serves brunch daily. Dinner is served daily from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. The bar is open until 12 midnight or later on weeknights, and until 4 a.m. or later on weekends. Colorful Latin floor shows take place on Saturdays at 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight.
For more information, or to make a reservation, call (609) 348-6700. Tropicana Casino and Resort is located at 2801 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City.
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