Havana Lounge: A Little Piece of Cuba Coming to Bend, Oregon

For one night only, the ballroom of the Oxford Hotel in Bend Oregon is being transformed into a Cuban supper club with Cuban cocktails, dining, and live music and dancing with Latin band Chiringa! in the Havana Lounge on May 1.

Modeled on the traditional vibrant of Cuban supper clubs of Havana, the evening will feature music and dancing with a live band, and authentic cuban cuisine and cocktails. There is a four course Cuban dinner featuring classic Cuban cuisine, interpreted by 10 Below’s chef Ingrid Rohrer-Downer. The evening also features professional dancers from Bend’s Latin Dance Academy and original Cuban photography from local photographer Jill Rosell, who is has just returned from Cuba.

Brand new to Bend, the Havana Lounge gives guests the chance to magic themselves away to Cuba for the night. The night is the first in a series of Secret Supper Club events organized by new Bend company, Hunkydory.

Hunkydory’s owner, Simon Johnson, commented, “this will be the first of many exciting and unique events we have planned. Bend has already established itself as an event focused town and we are seeking to build on that reputation by offering people something a little different to the norm”.

Johnson, a Brit, relocated to Bend to establish Hunkydory last year, having lived in London and The French Alps where he worked on some leading consumer events, including the internationally renowned Taste food festivals, featuring some of the world’s internationally renowned chefs.

Ben Perle of the Oxford Hotel Group commented, “we are delighted to be working with Simon and Hunkydory on the Havana Lounge, which will continue to build on our excellent reputation for providing quality music, dining and entertainment at the Oxford Hotel.”

Hunkydory has a number of other exciting public and private client projects in the pipeline and is working with high end hotels like the Oxford and Pronghorn Resort as well as with some more unusual venues.

“We’re finding many people have chosen to come and live in Bend for the amazing quality of life, yet miss the variety of things only a big city can offer,” said Johnson. “Pop-up events like the Havana Lounge allow us to feed this desire and offer unique dining and music experiences right here in Central Oregon.”

To book tickets:

Simon Johnson
Hunkydory Mktg LLC
Bend, Or 97701


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