Cubana Social at Queens Museum TONIGHT!! —Cross-Cultural Culinary Art Event— FREE w/ RSVP— Thursday 7-24-14
Owner/chef of Cubana Social, Chris Bouza will be participating as Chef/Artist cooking up some love tonight Thursday, July 24th in ’This Ain’t Havana: Paladar in Queens’, at Queens Museum, a cross-cultural culinary, art and architectural collaboration by artist Craig Shillitto and the Museum’s Cuban architects-in-residence. It will use the widespread embrace of Queens’ diverse food traditions to consider the cultural impact of immigration. Bouza will be one of six Latin American chefs to prepare small dishes as a symbolic journey throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. Guests will gather at a ‘migrating’ table that during the course of the installation will be simultaneously added to and deconstructed, it’s materials being used to fuel the BBQ that is providing the evening’s fare!
Bouza says: “The dishes that I’ve chosen to prepare for the evening use locally available ingredients to reinvent traditional recipes passed down to me by my Grandmother, a first generation Cuban immigrant. The dishes also re-appropriate plant based ingredients into the focus as a nod to Cuba’s progressive urban permaculture movement and as a means to think about an evolving shift in our cultural narrative around food, meat, health, and accessibility.”
Cubana Social willl also be preparing delicious cocktails featuring two of our favorite craft spirits donated by Denizen Rum & Union Mezcal.
WHERE: Queens Museum
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
WHEN:July 24th, 2014, 7pm - 10pm