Ports of Call: Cuba with Rick & Susie Graetz

Monday, October 18th, 2010 

Chef Abraham Risho & Sous Chef Jorge Morales have prepared a menu representing food from the indigenous peoples of Cuba, with influences from the Spanish Conquistadors, and the African/Creole cultures.

Rick and Susie Graetz, on behalf of the University of Montana International Programs & Department of Geography, will present a photographic lecture outlining the colorful side of Cuba.


Starter Wine: Cava Brut, Paul Cheneau, Spain

Marquitas de platano - Plantain chips with black bean dip
Camarones al mojo - Shrimp sautéed with chile, garlic, onion, oil & white wine
Croquetas de jamon - Ham, cheese & potato deep fried fritters
Pastelitos de picadillo - Flaky pastry filled with spiced beef, onions, corn & tomatoes
Wine: Albarino, La Cana, Rias Baixas, Spain

Mezcló verde con citruas curó mahi mahi - Mixed greens with citrus-cured mahi mahi, 
avocado & mango topped with salsa criolla (creole onion sauce) & manchego cheese
Wine: Blanco, Bogeda Muga, Rioja, Spain

Planto de Entrada
Ropa vieja de coneho con moros y cristianos - Twice-cooked rabbit 
with peppers, olives & spices, served over black beans & rice
Wine: Tempranillo, Codice, Spain

Platones Fuerte
Recado rojo y fufu sofrito - Achiote & sour-orange marinated pork tenderloin
with mashed yuca in an aromatic vegetable base, topped with lemon aioli
Wine: Monastrell, Bodegas Hijos de Juan Gil, Jumilla, Spain

El flan acaramelado con pastel de guava y queso- Caramelized flan with 
puff pastry wrapped guava & sweet cheese, with fried sweet plantains
Wine: Espumoso de Moscatel, Flare, Spain

All-inclusive ticket price $65 per person:

     Five-course Cuban dinner prepared by Chef Abe Risho et. al.,
     Photographic lecture by Rick & Susie Graetz,
     Personally selected wines to accompany each course from Intermountain Wine Distributing,
and Gratuity.