January 22, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This event is a special remembrance to a man who lived globally but ate and drank locally, to get the flavor of the place.
Ernest Hemingway's tastes ranged widely, from enjoying French wines in Paris to shaking up tropical rum concoctions on Key West and in Havana where a bartender at a local bar created a special Daiquiri called "the Hemingway" as a tribute to its special visitor.
Our selection of venue is named after Hemingway’s boat "Pilar", which helped inspire the literary great to pen The Old Man and the Sea.
At "Bar Pilar", flashes of the author’s old stomping grounds — Cuba, the Caribbean and the Keys, fill the dusky two-story space. There’s a jumble of captains’ hats in one corner, netted sacks filled with vintage green-glass buoys in another, and a giant stuffed marlin at the top of the stairwell.
The Bar favorites include the pork shoulder and crispy potatoes, but dishes such as Catalan-style snails, grilled prawns, crispy duck confit, roasted eggplant, suckling pig and roasted pheasant are waiting to be tried while sipping some cocktails.
We have a reservation for a small group, and this place being small, seating is difficult to reserve, so PLEASE manage your RSVP's RESPONSIBLY.