Dining Experience: Havana Night/El Barrio Chino

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Zen Forrest

4148 Rowan Road

New Port Richey, FL 34653

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Zen Forrest Presents

Havana Night/El Barrio Chino


The Chinese first arrived in Cuba in significant numbers in the late 1850’s to toil in Cuba’s sugarcane fields. At that time, Cuba was arguably the largest producer of sugar in the world. These Cuban-Chinese began to develop a distinct community.


At its height, in the late 1870s, there were more than 40,000 Chinese in Cuba. In Havana, they established “El Barrio Chino” or Chinatown, which grew to 44 square blocks and was once the largest such community in Latin America. In addition to working in the fields, they opened shops, restaurants, and laundries and worked in factories. A unique fusion Chinese-Cuban cuisine melding Caribbean and Chinese flavors also emerged.


By the 1950s however, the Chinese community in Cuba was already diminishing, and following the revolution, many also left the island. Many Cuban Chinese also migrated overseas.


Well-known Chinese-Cuban restaurants have been established in New York City and Miami. Join us as Chef Victor infuses local Cuban-Spanish dishes with traditional Chinese dishes creating an amazing blend of Chinese-Cuban cuisine


Menu - Enjoy 6 Cuban-Spanish Infused Courses

Grilled Octopus & Red Snapper Ceviche

Asian pear, roasted habanero’s, fish sauce, red onion, citrus, and herbs


Cuban Salad & Cuban Toast

Watercress, pineapple, and avocado salad with a Cuban style vinaigrette. Served with local made Cuban bread


Oxtail Croquettes

Rich and savory slow braised oxtail, potato, panko bread crumbs, rice juk


Mojo Chicken Roasted in La Caja China

Chicken marinated in garlic, spices, and citrus roasted in a Chinese roasting box, roasted ripe plantains


Fried Pork Chop and Black Bean Sauce

Five spice marinated pork chop lightly dusted and fried with Chinese fermented black beans, and yellow rice


Guava Flan

What better way to end the night then to celebrate “flado”

&

Café con Leche


Reservations only - Limited seating

(Parties of 2 community seating-parties of 4 or more can request private tables)


October 13, 5:30 pm


$51.03 per person - you don't have to worry, everything is already included in the price (6 courses, tax, gratuity, and fees)!

727 372 9545, 4148 Rowan Rd NPR Fl 34653

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Zen Forrest

4148 Rowan Road

New Port Richey, FL 34653

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