San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – April 1, 2013: The tantalizing flavors and titillating sounds of Miami’s annual blockbuster Latin-Caribbean street festival will be recreated at Hotel Matilda ( at a ‘Supper Club’ evening on April 26, 2013.

Calle Ocho, Little Havana’s lively main thoroughfare, is the setting each March for the largest street party on earth. Covering 24 blocks, it is attended by than a million people who come to sample the mouth-watering tastes of Latin America and the Caribbean and gyrate to the region’s popular and beloved musical rhythms. Miami’s Little Havana today is not only home to Cubans but also many immigrants from the Caribbean and Central America.

At the Supper Club, a master of island-Caribbean fusion cuisine, Chef Rafael Eduardo Echeverria, will prepare a multi-course feast served in Hotel Matilda’s Moxi restaurant to the pulsating sounds of Carribbean music.

“Each Supper Club is a dynamic, multi-faceted sensual experience that wows our guests with exciting tastes and trendy art or music,” explained Hotel Matilda Director Bruce James. “On April 26, we are going to immerse Hotel Matilda in the most exciting Caribbean odyssey with an extraordinary menu and vibrant sounds.”

Chef Echeverria creates one-of-a-kind, over-the-top culinary experiences for food lovers in private settings, from ultra-luxurious mega yachts to special events in restaurants.

“I consider myself a free cook who is more instinctive rather than limited by rules,” said Chef Echeverria, explaining his philosophy for creating innovative fusion dishes. “The kitchen has to be a place of expression where you prepare food with love and passion for the enjoyment of your guests.”

For the Calle Ocho Supper Club he is planning an exotic multi-national menu. Among the dishes will be:
– Florida Blue Crab Soup with Fresh Herbs and Squash.
– Mangu Dominicano (a popular mashed plantain dish) with Catalan-Style Shrimp Picatta and Sweet Tropea Red Onion Marmalade.
– Churrasquito (mixed grilled meats) with Cuban Mojito, Yucca and Roasted Peppers.
– Calle Ocho Pork Belly “Congri” (Cuban beans and rice) with Mashed Sweet Potato.
– Zacappa Rum-Fried Pineapple with Coconut Cream and White Chocolate.
– “Dramatic Figs Miami” with Frozen Yogurt and Pepper Rain.

The multiple courses will be complemented with a wine pairing and live music in a variety of Caribbean genres and styles. Ten Cane, the super-premium Trinidadian rum, will be poured. A street festival ambiance will be created in Moxi with kitschy sunny tropical décor.

The Calle Ocho Supper Club will start at 7:00 p.m. The cost per person is 1,500 pesos, or about US$121. Seating is limited to 100 persons. For more information and reservations:

Hotel Matilda hosts Supper Clubs several times each year in Moxi that feature famous and accomplished guest chefs, who prepare original menus with wine pairings. The extravagant dining experience is always combined with an art exhibition, live music or other cultural event. The combination of the Supper Clubs and the acclaimed menu in Moxi by Mexico’s most celebrated chef, Enrique Olvera, have fired a reputation in Mexico for Hotel Matilda as a culinary innovator and gourmet destination.

Hotel Matilda is a dynamic contemporary hotel celebrated for its chic lifestyle-focused guest experience and one-of-a-kind art and culinary events, from exhibits by noted artists to Supper Club culinary evenings. In November 2012, Hotel Matilda was named the #2 hotel in Mexico by Condé Nast Traveler in its Readers’ Choice Awards.

The ‘Matilda lifestyle’ guest experience combines an award-winning holistic spa that was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2011 Hot List of the world’s top new spas; a popular lounge known for its creative mixology; designer rooms and suites; a vibrant art-gallery-like interior – the first and only contemporary ambiance in colonial San Miguel de Allende – filled with a eclectic collection of dramatic contemporary works by noted artists, many specifically commissioned for the hotel; and world-class dining by Enrique Olvera in Moxi.

Hotel Matilda opened in September 2010 in the center of San Miguel de Allende, the crown jewel of Colonial Mexico that is an UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its intact 500-year-old Spanish architecture. Condé Nast Traveler, in its recently announced 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, named engaging and beautiful San Miguel – with its graceful arches, beautiful bell towers, ornate churches, cobbled lanes and walls aflame with red bougainvillea – the #1 destination in Mexico.

For information and reservations: toll free 855-MATILDA (855-628-4532) or

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