Good news for local food-lovers: a Vancouver hot spot that was closed for two months due to a small kitchen fire has officially reopened.
Havana Vancouver (1212 Commercial Drive) is now up and running again, serving up its well-loved Cuban meets Pacific Northwest cuisine.
All of its signature dishes are available, including the Cubano (porchetta, honey ham, Swiss cheese, and house Cuban bread), Poblano and Maiz dip (fried tostones, Cuban fry bread, cotija cheese, and pickled fresno chilies), and Tacos de Carne (soft flour tortillas, Havana club short rib, and pico de gallo).
New fall items will be featured on the menu, such as Ropa Vieja Pappardelle (tomato-braised flank steak, roasted red pepper, manzanilla olives, heirloom cherry tomatoes and shaved manchego) and Natilla Brûlée (cinnamon custard, Cuban sugar cookies, and dulce de leche).
Its fan-favourite drinks are also on offer, which range from wines and craft beer, to signature cocktails and sangria.
The dining establishment is also home to its own theatre, which is known for its live performances that showcase local artists.