A Havana Night is an event or themed party that celebrates the culture of Havana, the capital city of Cuba.
It’s characterized by vibrant colors, typical food and drinks, lively music, and a very festive atmosphere, as it is designed to provide a taste of the Cuban experience.
You’ll hear traditional Cuban music like cha-cha-cha, rumba, and salsa, often performed by live bands. You may also see professional dance performances and you may have the opportunity to take salsa dance lessons.
Popular dishes for a Havana Night party include ropa vieja, Cuban sandwiches, plantains, and other Cuban specialties. Also, classic Cuban cocktails, such as Mojito, Daiquiri, and Cuba Libre are a must.
Havana Night events can be held in various settings, such as private homes, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, usually incorporating Cuban-themed decorations like vintage Cuban posters, Cuban flags, and tropical plants that transport you to the streets of Havana.
Some Havana Night parties feature Costume Parties where attendees are encouraged to dress in tropical clothing that evokes the Caribbean spirit.
At Mojito’s Bistro, we celebrate wonderful Havana Nights and other incredible parties all the time. Our customers and attendees love them as they provide a unique opportunity to escape into the enchanting world of Cuban culture and experience unforgettable moments.
Besides, the Costume Party at Mojito’s Bistro is an experience full of colors, sounds, and tastes that immerse everyone in the spirit of the Caribbean, offering the opportunity to win amazing prizes.
If you’re already excited with this description, get ready for the exotic charm of the Havana Night of Mojito’s Bistro at the Forum!
Unleash Your Inner Cuban: Havana Night at Mojito’s Bistro
The Mojito’s Bistro Havana Night is a sensory experience where you’ll “unleash your inner Cuban”. Prepare for:
The heart and soul of the evening: Salsa!
Salsa is a popular Latin dance that consists of a combination of different dances such as Cuban Son, Mambo, Rumba, and American Tap.
There are various styles like Casino (Cuban-style Salsa), Cali-style (Colombian Salsa), Los Angeles-style (LA-style), and New York-style.
Salsa is characterized by its catchy melodies and upbeat tempo, and the dance can be improvised or performed with a set choreography.
Cuban cuisine is a blend of different cultural influences like Spanish, Taíno (the indigenous people of Cuba), African, French, and other Caribbean cuisines.
Rice and beans are a typical side dish to almost every meal and plantains are also a Cuban staple.
Typical dishes of Cuban cuisine are:
- Tostones: Salty or sweet plantains.
- Cuban sandwich: Cuban bread with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, yellow mustard, and pickles.
- Ropa vieja: Stewed shredded beef slow-cooked in tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and wine.
- Vaca frita: Fried, shredded skirt steak topped with sauteed onions, and served with rice and beans.
Cuban live music is a vibrant, energetic, and lively experience. It’s commonly performed by singers, musicians, and (often) dancers.
Vocalists sing the lead vocals and often harmonize with other singers. The lyrics in Cuban songs can convey various emotions and storytelling.
Musicians play a variety of instruments that create the rhythmic and melodic foundation. These instruments include the Tres, bass guitar, timbales, güiro, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and piano; and violin, flute, and clarinet may also be incorporated.
Dancers interpret the music through movement that enhances the visual and rhythmic aspects of the performance.
Cuban live music bands are versatile and play different Cuban music genres like son, salsa, rumba, and cha-cha-chá. Each genre has its distinct rhythms and instrumentation.
This combination of singers, musicians, and dancers creates an immersive experience for the audience, and as Cuban music always gets people on their feet and moving, it’s common for them to dance along with the music as well.
Tropical cocktails are composed of fresh ingredients and high-quality spirits that capture the essence of Cuba and the Caribbean.
Classic tropical cocktails are:
- Mojito: One of the most iconic Cuban cocktails. It’s a blend of white rum, fresh mint leaves, sugar, lime juice, and soda water.
- Daiquiri: A simple yet delightful cocktail made with white rum, lime juice, and simple syrup shaken with ice and strained into a chilled glass. There are fruit-flavored versions like strawberry or banana daiquiri.
- Cuba Libre: A Cuba Libre (meaning “Free Cuba” in Spanish) is made with white rum, cola, and fresh lime juice.
- Piña Colada: A creamy and tropical cocktail made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, often blended with ice to create a smooth, frothy texture.
Costume Party Vibes: Dress to Impress
Costume party themes can range from “Tropical Paradise” to “Havana Night Halloween Edition.” These themes set the stage for creative costumes.
Cuban attire is known for its colorful style. The 1940s and 1950s are a popular choice for Havana Nights and Cuban-themed events due to the influence of that time period on Cuban culture and fashion.
The short-sleeve Guayabera shirt is an excellent choice for men. It’s a traditional and iconic Cuban clothing that embodies the island’s casual and comfortable style. Guayaberas often feature decorative embroidery or pleats down the front. Men can opt for loose trousers or white crop pants to complete the classic Cuban look. A Panama hat is an ideal accessory to this ensemble.
Women can wear flowy dresses with tropical or floral prints. Off-the-shoulder styles, bandeaux tops, and wrap skirts are all good choices.
Take into account that, for an authentic Cuban look, you can always incorporate tropical patterns and floral prints.
Need some costume ideas? How about dressing as a Cuban dancer with a ruffled dress, as a classic Cuban musician, or even as a famous figure from Cuban history?
The key: When attending a Costume Party with a Cuban or Havana Nights theme, don’t be afraid to add your unique style to your outfit while staying true to the colorful and relaxed Cuban fashion of the 1940s and 1950s.
Mojito’s Bistro Costume Contest is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy outstanding costumes on the dance floor. Besides, the most creative can win great prizes!
Savor the Flavors of Cuba: Mojito’s Bistro’s Cuban Delights
Mojito’s Bistro offers a splendid Havana Night menu that showcases the best of Cuban cuisine in order to ensure that guests can fully immerse themselves in the flavors and spirits of Cuba for one night.
Cuban cuisine at Mojito’s Bistro as well as its delightful cocktails are prepared with the utmost care and expertise.
The menu boasts a great variety of traditional Cuban dishes. Some of them are:
- Stuffed Plantains: Three petite plantains, lightly fried, stuffed with your choice of beef picadillo, shrimp creole, and/or avocado-cilantro sauce.
- Yuca Fries: Sliced and deep-fried cassava root served with an avocado-cilantro sauce.
- Mariquitas: Green plantains, sliced thin and deep fried. Served with our homemade mojo dipping sauce.
- Black Bean Casserole: Black beans baked with diced sweet plantains, diced sauteed onions, and parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Served with our avocado salad and yuca con mojo.
- Breaded Chicken Fillet (Pollo Empanizado): Chicken breast fillet lightly breaded and pan-fried. Served with white rice, black beans, and plantain slices.
- Stuffed Rice (Arroz Relleno): All-white chicken breast simmered in broth and shredded. Baked in a yellow rice casserole with parmesan and mozzarella cheese and served with avocado salad and tostones.
- Deep Fried Pork (Masitas De Puerco): Mojo-marinated roast pork “cubes” deep fried, topped with sliced onions and our homemade mojo sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, and plantain slices.
- Pescado (Havana Style): Red snapper or salmon seasoned and grilled, topped with our shrimp creole sauce, melted mild Swiss cheese, and finished with two grilled shrimp. Served in a sizzling skillet and two sides of your choice.
- Vaca Frita: Pulled flank steak sautéed with onions, garlic, and Cuban spices. Served with white rice, black beans, and ripe plantain slices.
- Ropa Vieja: Pulled “brisket-style” steak, slowly simmered with peppers and onions in a traditional Cuban (tomato-based) sauce. Served with white rice, black beans, and plantain slices.
- Cuban Sandwich (Sandwich Cubano): Marinated roast pork slices, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Toasted on our sandwich press and served on authentic Cuban bread.
- Turkey Cubano: Smoked turkey breast, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. Toasted on our press and served on authentic Cuban bread.
- Guantanamera Salad: Mixed field greens and baby spinach, caramelized Charleston pecan halves, diced pears, and goat cheese. Tossed in our homemade Guava and Sherry vinaigrette.
- Tres Leches: Moistened sponge cake prepared with three different types of milk.
- Arroz con Leche: Rice pudding with a hint of fresh lime and vanilla, and topped with powdered cinnamon.
- Mojitos Lava Chocolate Cake: Fluffy cake filled with warm chocolate and ice cream on the side.
The Cocktail Menu at Mojito’s Bistro also offers many traditional Cuban cocktails. Some of them are:
- El Jefe (Frozen): Tanteo jalapeño tequila, lime juice, and mango puree.
- 90 Miles To Miami (Frozen): Piña colada puree, probitas rum, blue curacao, and pineapple juice.
- Angry Margarita: Tanteo jalapeño tequila, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, agave, and tajin rim.
- Havana Sunrise (Frozen): Probitas rum, mango puree, and cherry juice.
- Mojitos Mai Tai: Passion fruit puree, R.L. Seale aged rum, spiced rum, orange juice, and pineapple juice.
- St. Sebastian: Bacardi coconut rum, vodka, tequila, peach schnapps, and fresh pineapple juice.
- Don Julio Grand Margarita: Don Julio tequila, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, agave, and topped with Grand Marnier.
Groove to the Rhythms of Havana: Live Music and Dance
One of the greatest aspects of Mojito’s Bistro’s Havana Night is the live Cuban music and dance.
Live music is performed by Mojito’s Bistro’s owners and/or various bands such as the Salsa band “Miami Groove”.
The stage comes alive with these great musicians who bring the soul of Cuba to Georgia while the beats of Cuban rhythms fill the atmosphere. It’s impossible not to groove to the melodies of the trumpet and the sway of the maracas… As you can imagine, they immediately encourage guests to get up and dance non-stop.
But the Havana Night entertainment extends beyond that. Any attendee is invited to sing and those who are shy can also participate by playing the maracas from their table. You can also expect captivating performances by professional dancers and at some events there are even salsa dance lessons.
Reserve Your Spot: Mojito’s Bistro Costume Party Details
To ensure that you don’t miss out on the spectacular Havana Night Costume Party at Mojito’s Bistro, it’s important to secure your spot.
Making Reservations for the Costume Party at Mojito’s Bistro
Parties at Mojito’s Bistro typically follow an event schedule to ensure that attendees have the opportunity to enjoy all the festivities. The events usually start in the evening, usually from 11 pm to 2 am.
While ticket prices may vary depending on the specific event and any special promotions being offered, Havana Nights’ cover charge costs only $10. Keep an eye on Mojito’s Bistro’s official website or Instagram for the most up-to-date information.
Dance the Night Away: Costume Party Essentials
As you prepare for Mojito’s Bistro’s Havana Night, it’s essential to know the ins and outs of making the most of Havana Night events:
- Try to arrive early to take full advantage of the delicious Cuban cuisine and cocktails.
- The dress code for the Costume Party at Mojito’s Bistro is all about expressing your creativity. In general, you can come dressed in a costume that reflects the spirit of the Caribbean. For themed nights like Halloween, we encourage our guests to add some “spookiness” to their costumes (imagine dressing up as a tropical vampire or zombie, a salsa-dancing ghost, or a haunted pirate of the Caribbean!)
- If you’re not a seasoned dancer, don’t worry. Remember that it’s all about having fun. Don’t be afraid to partner up with other guests (some of them may give you useful dancing tips), and let the music guide you.
- Participate in the Costume Contest and show off your unique outfit. You have the opportunity to win wonderful prizes!
- Lastly, relax and enjoy the moment. Our Havana Nights are simply a celebration of life.
Conclusion: Mojito’s Bistro at the Forum – Where Havana Nights Come to Life
Known for its exquisite Cuban menu, Mojito’s Bistro not only offers authentic Cuban cuisine but also unforgettable Havana Night experiences.
Parties at Mojito’s Bistro have a lively atmosphere, with Cuban live music, and delicious food and drinks. There, you can dress to impress, dance the night away, and transport your senses to the sunny shores of the Caribbean.
Additionally, at Custom Parties like Mojito’s Halloween Editions, you’ll have a real blast! You’ll be able to see truly creative costumes and the best ones can win incredible prizes.
So, grab your dancing shoes and embrace the Cuban spirit at Mojito’s Bistro with us!