A two-week pop-up events space, featuring original art by the internationally recognised Street Artist Ben Eine, which includes a bar and restaurant from Havana Club, opens in the heart of Soho on 11 August and runs until 20 August. This will be an authentic Cuban dining experience curated by Street Feast founder Dom Cools-Lartigue.
Ben’s exclusive artwork was inspired by a recent trip to Havana and is a unique VR sensory experience lifting visitors from London’s Soho to Cuba’s colourful capital – – Casa Havana open to public Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights –
Eine is a busy man! The artwork will be displayed at the two weeks pop-up in Soho will then be auctioned with profits going to Homeless charity Shelter. The 90 x 120 cm. The artwork has been sprayed onto pieces of wood using stencils and has been signed by the artist
Originally a writer, influential artist Ben Eine is now one of London’s most prolific street artists, specializing in the form of letters. With his artwork on streets across the globe, most famously ‘Alphabet Street’, the shutters and murals on Middlesex Street, London. Ben Eine secured his worldwide fame when the Prime Minister presented one of his artworks to President Obama on his first official state visit. Having produced prints for Banksy, and painted a 400m long mural on the walls stretching the length of the Olympic Park.
”Havana was everything I expected and a lot more”, commented Ben Eine, ”the city is alive with colour and energy, and there are some insanely talented artists showcasing their art publicly. It’s going to be amazing to bring a little of that to everyone back in London.”
Cuba’s most loved rum invites Londoners to experience a series of events in true Cuban surroundings, starting with a five-course dining experience curated by Street Feast founder Dom Cools-Lartigue. Inspired by his recent trip to Havana – where he met with chefs and sampled local markets and ’paladars’ for inspiration – Cools- Lartigue has worked with celebrated chef Marcus Bean to create a menu that takes in Cubano tacos, shredded beef tostones and seabass ceviche (full menu overleaf). For each of the five courses, guests will enjoy a Havana Club cocktail that has been paired specifically with that plate created by Global Brand Ambassador Meimi Sanchez, who returned to her birthplace with Dom on a fact-finding mission. Upon visiting the Casa, guests will be led through the space to take their seats at an intimate ’paladar’, inspired by the small, family-run establishments found in countless Havana side streets.
Casa Havana – Address: 15 Bateman Street, Soho, W1D 3AQ Opening date: Thursday 11th August 2016 Opening hours: Thursday & Friday: 4pm – midnight Saturday: 1pm – midnight