Japanese chef in Cuba presents his dishes at Sushi Habanero event

Posted: 16-Dec-15 11:05

Prestigious sushi chef, Hiroyuki Terada was in Havana this week to lead a special one-off event where he showcased his culinary talent by preparing and presenting a special selection of some of his best signature dishes. During the "Sushi Habanero" evening recently celebrated at Habania, he was accompanied by a crowd of Cuban artists and businessmen, including singers and musicians, Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona. He was also on the set during filming for Qva Libre's latest video clip with a special collaboration from Olga Tanon and Descemer Bueno.

Japanese chef in Cuba presents his dishes at Sushi Habanero event

Popular sushi chef, Hiroyuki Terada was in Havana this week to lead a special one-off event where he showcased his culinary talent by preparing and presenting a special selection of some of his best signature dishes.

During the “Sushi Habanero” evening recently celebrated at Habana, he was accompanied by a crowd of Cuban artists and businessmen, including singers and musicians, Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona. He was also on the set during filming for Qva Libre’s latest video clip with a special collaboration from Olga Tanon and Descemer Bueno.

Famous for reinventing traditional Japanese cuisine by creating his own version of fusion of sushi with a Latin American twist, Miami-based sushi chef, Hiroyuki Terada was recently in Cuba to preside a special dinner attended by Cuba’s musical elite with artists that included Carlos Varela, Descemer Bueno and Randy Malcom from the award-winning Cuban duet, Gente de Zona.

The Japanese-born chef originally from Kochi, works as head chef at the NoVe restaurant in Miami and also has his own successful YouTube channel “Hiroyuki Terada - Diaries of a Master Sushi Chef” with nearly 200,000 subscribers, also documented his recent trip to Cuba with a series of videos, including one where he can be seen enjoying traditional Cuban coffee and another in which he samples a mojito original right at its birthplace in La Bodeguita del Medio.

The special private dining event called Sushi Habanero was held at the Hostal Habitania in Nuevo Vedado, where some very select diners got to sample Terada’s sushi delicacies accompanied by traditional Cuban music performed by the Septeto Nacional.

But Hiro (as his friends call him) did more than just cook and show off his amazing culinary skills during his trip to Cuba and not only did he take time to tour around Havana like the average tourist but he was also invited on the set of a new video clip being filmed in the capital for the new song “Tu Eres la Razon”; starring Cuban popular fusion music group; Qva Libre, singer and composer Descemer Bueno and Puerto Rican merengue queen, Olga Tanon.

Thus, Terada becomes the latest celebrity chef to visit and cook in the island, following in the steps of Michelin-starred Jordi Cruz and renowned American chef, Anthony Bourdain who also visited Cuba in 2015. And with plans for a new Michelin restaurant to soon open in Havana; Cuba is getting hotter than ever in the culinary world...watch this space!


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