Rum Diaries

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Words and Photos by YouNxt

What’s a medianoche you ask?

It’s a Cuban variation on the classic ham and cheese. It means midnight in Spanish. And it’s the go to midnight snack at Havana’s nightclubs, hence its name.

Photo via "get directly down" on Flickr

Photo via “get directly down” on Flickr

The medianoche is made up of ham, roast pork, mustard, Swiss cheese, and dill pickles served on soft, sweet egg dough bread. Like its cousin, the Cuban sandwich, the medianoche is heated in a press before eating.

Last week, Miami’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival hosted the Botran’s Medianoches & Mixology event which brought together medianoches and rum at a salsa infused night at the Wynwood Walls (an internationally acclaimed graffiti and street art complex.)

Attendees sipped on handcrafted, signature cocktails provided by Botran Rums while local food authority Burger Beast brought together an elite group of local chefs who served up their tastiest variations of the medianoche.

Check out some of our photos from the event. And head over to our facebook page to see the entire collection.

Finally, if you wanna try your hand at making a medianoche visit seriouseats.com for a recipe by recipe developer/food stylist María del Mar Sacasa.

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