Christchurch’s little slice of Italy, Baretta bar and restaurant, is all set to go troppo when it moonlights as the Havana Club Embassy Bar over two coming weekends.
From Thursday 27 March, and then again the following weekend from Thursday 3 April, Baretta party goers are set to experience a little Latin fever with an offering that Fidel himself would be proud of.
Things kick off with the launch party on Thursday (27 March) at 6pm featuring a feisty mix of Latin music from the Doc Sanchez Trio, Cuban canapés, and (of course) lashings of Mojitos and other Havana Club cocktail specials. (Mmm, we love us some Mojitos.) The Embassy Bar will continue to rock out over the rest of the weekend, so bust out that white linen suit or slinky cocktail dress and head down to stand coolly by the bar and live out your James Bond or Bond Girl fantasies.
The weekend starting Thursday 3 April will again feature the Embassy Bar in action and wrap with the Havana Club Rum Bartenders Ball on Sunday, a private function where bartenders from around the country will gather. However, Baretta will still be open to the public and hosting the Ultimate Sunday Session as the conclusion to festivities, featuring DJ entertainment, bar personalities from across NZ, and a general carnival atmosphere!
So while you’ve got some time, dig out that Buena Vista Social Club CD, break out the cigars and get stuck into some light reading with The Communist Manifesto – you’ll want to get yourself in the right headspace so you can unleash that Cuban fury on the dance floor.
03 260 2600
174 St Asaph Street, Christchurch