Malpaso Dance Company Dinner and Q&A

Friday, May 27

DINNER IS SOLD OUT. You may still purchase your tickets to the showing here.

Pre-performance drinks: 4:30 p.m. | Cuban-themed cocktails and drinks | Amphitheater
Performance: 5:30 p.m. | Amphitheater | $35
Cuban-themed dinner and Q&A with Company Directors: 7 p.m. | Athenaeum Hotel | $60-$70 per person*

On tour in the U.S. throughout the Spring and ready to return to Cuba for a respite of three weeks, Malpaso found itself unable to return home due to the devastating explosion in Havana. An associate company of Joyce Theater Productions, Malpaso was able to make connections through The Joyce Theater and quickly confirm a residency at Chautauqua Institution, where they will receive housing, studio space and a warm welcome. The residency will support Malpaso’s rehearsals while creating performance and educational opportunities for the community to learn about this internationally-lauded company and the thriving arts scene in Cuba.

Dinner includes a Q&A with the Company Directors and a chance to meet Executive Chef Travis Bensink of the Athenaeum Hotel.

*Price does not include taxes and gratuity

Cuban-Themed Dinner Menu

Salad
Bibb lettuce, grilled onion, fried avocado, roasted black beans, crumbled cotija, grilled lime vinaigrette
Pairing Campo Viejo Cava

Soup
Ajiaco Cuban
Seasoned slow roasted chicken, roasted corn, cassava, yam, potato, roasted tomato
Pairing Year of the Tiger

Entrée (Select One)
All served with Smashed Yuca and Yam and Grilled Squash

Picadillo Beef
Angus beef fillet, picadillo sauce (grilled red pepper, capers, raisins, olives, red onion, tomato sauce)
Pairing Alamos Malbec

Mojo Chicken
Airline chicken breast, orange, lime, garlic, cilantro, cumin, oregano, avocado, pineapple, cherry tomatoes, black beans
Pairing Hotel Nacional Special

Adobo Salmon
Seared Faroe Island salmon fillet, adobo sauce
Pairing Château de Sancerre Sancerre Blanc

Tofu Stir Fry
Seared tofu, sazon, avocado, black bean, cilantro, mint, roasted corn, roasted tomato
Pairing Meiomi Pinot Noir

Dessert
Bruléed Arroz Con Leche or Piña Asada Cake
Paring La Almendra

Cuban-Themed Cocktail Menu

Year of the Tiger
Bacardi Rum, St. Germaine, Lime Simple Syrup, Ancho Reyes Verdes, Passionfruit, Tiger Sauce
The cocktail’s name pays homage to the pre-revolution Barrio de Chino, Havana’s Chinatown that counted as one of the largest Chinatowns in the Western Hemisphere. The interplay between sweet, spicy and bitter matches up perfectly with their counterparts in the soup.

Hotel Nacional Special
Bacardi Rum, Apricot Liqueur, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup
The Hotel Nacional is one of Cuba’s most famous cocktail and named after Havana’s historic hotel. This elegant twist on a classic daiquiri offers a refreshing balance to complement the colorful Mojo Chicken.

La Almendra
Almond Bailey’s, Coconut Water, Orgeat Syrup
Spanish for almond, La Almendra is a smooth, flowery and slightly nutty nightcap to finish the meal.

Your reservation may be cancelled up to three business days prior to the event. Please contact the Athenaeum Hotel at 716-357-4444 or email athenaeum@chq.org to cancel your reservation.