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Dry January? Sorry, not listening. We're swerving new year blues with dreams of salsa beats and world-class eats; a patio open to the stars; fiery cocktails; dancing; laughter; the clink of ice against glass...
You too? Good, because we've teamed up with Eminente Cuban Rum to offer one reader (and a plus-one) the chance to win a sizzling night (25-26 February) in the City of Lights at Casa Eminente - the brand-new pop-up hotel at the home of the master spirit makers. The red-hot prize includes return travel on Eurostar, meals, drinks and a total immersion in the culture of the beguiling island that locals call "Isla del Cocodrilo".
In an homage to Cuba's emblematic paladares - restaurants and bars that operate within family homes - Casa Eminente's four suites have each been individually designed in a warm palette of sun-baked terracotta and golden corn, with a thoughtfully curated selection of vintage furnishings including rattan princess chairs, heavy wooden trunks, evocative works by Cuban artists, stone fireplaces and four-poster beds.
Delicious aromas will quickly lead you to the restaurant, where a roll call of visiting chefs take turns reinterpreting the island's renowned heritage recipes. Then, there's the pièce de résistance, the architect-designed Casa Eminente bar - all warm wood and cool marble. Behind the counter, you'll find new star mixologists every month, including, from London, the multi-award-winning Monica Berg and Alex Kratena of Tayēr Elementary. These talented bartenders will offer three innovative cocktails, served alongside two permanent Eminente creations inspired by recipes served at iconic Cuban paladares La Guarida and La Esperanza.
Ready to knock back an Eminente Canchánchara - a heady blend of Eminente Reserva, Eminente Ámbar Claro, chestnut honey, flower honey and coffee grounds - and spice up your winter in a hidden courtyard in Paris that feels more like a loved-by-locals Havana hideaway?
To enter, simply click on the button below and enter your email address.
Full terms and conditions here. Entrants must be 18+.