It’s a one-of-a-kind, must-attend event for all cigar connoisseurs in the UAE. The Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai is holding an exclusive ‘Live Cigar Rolling’evening from 7.00 pm to 10.00pm on July 2 at the Kris Wine Bar and has invited Mercedes OnaAldama, a torcedor from the famous Partagas factory in Habana Cuba, to perform and display her unique cigar rolling skills.
There is also a surprise for participants who purchase a cigar during the promotion – the torcedor will ‘gift’ them one of her fresh-rolled Cuban cigars!
“When it comes to cigars, connoisseurs know exactly what they want – a cigar that is rich in taste and flavour but doesn’t come on too strong, something to savour. And the cigars to savour are Cuban, withthe legendary Partagas leading the way. The oldest brand established in Havana in 1845, this cigar rangeis known the world over for its deep earthy flavour, rich in character but never harsh,” observes General Manager Scott Butcher.
“What adds to the romance of the Cuban habano is that it is ‘totalmente a mano’ or totally hand-made, unlike the cigars from elsewhere that are produced by semi-mechanised techniques. And Mercedes is the gifted torcedor, or master cigar roller, specially selected by Habanos, the global exporting arm of the Cuban cigar industry, to display her professional skills in the UAE,” he adds.
The character of the Partagos cigar blend comes from the selection of tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo region, one of five tobacco-growing regions in Cuba, known for the unmistakably rich flavour and aroma of its high quality cigar tobacco.
Rolling the habano is a specialised task in which the master roller creates different cigar brands and vitolas or cigar configurations. First, a capote or binder leaf is prepared to hold the filler, which is the heart of the cigar that contains three kinds of tobacco from different parts of the plant – light, dry and volado, the last chosen for its burning quality. This mixture is the blend. The cigar is then moulded and pressed into shape, after which it is covered with a wrapper leaf that gives the finished product its colour and texture.
Located opposite BurJuman Centre, the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai offers a range of restaurants, rooftop pool, fitness centre, event facilities for up to 220 people, business centre and 24-hour room service.
For more information please visit http://www.parkregisdubai.com