7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park 913-341-4455

Menus & Music: CAFÉ BABALOO! A Cuban Kitchen Party feat. the Latin Sounds of Cubanisms

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30 Seats available
Price $85.00
Instructor: Chef Sandy DiGiovanni
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Designed to lead you away from the everyday, these laid back and relaxed Menus & Music celebrations combine a popular musical genre with the food and drinks that define it. 

Join us for CAFÉ BABALOO - as we make the culinary exploration into the sexy, soulful culture of Cuba, complete with live Latin band (Cubanisms!), colorful pan-Latin inspired buffet, Cuban craft cocktails and rum tastings.  Recipes to take home?  Why wouldn’t we?  Getting to know your fellow partiers?  You bet! 

Latin food is one of the sexiest cuisines on the planet. There, we said it. And our own Chef Sandy DiGiovanni is no slouch when it comes to Latin & Caribbean cuisine. She is eager to show off her mad skills in a Pan-Latin buffet that will knock you clear off your Cuban burro! 

She’ll get this sexy, soulful party started with the likes of Shrimp Salpicon y Tostones, Beef Picadillo, Plantain Chips, Moros y Christianos (black beans & rice) & Coffee Orange Flan and more!   

No Cuban carnivale would be complete without live music, right?  So we are thrilled to host the Cubanisms, a local Latin band sensation with a musical fusion style that mixes Salsa, Brazilian, jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms.  Voted one of the Best Local Bands in 2019 and 2018, not to mention Best Vocalist (Bruno Bessa) and Best Musician (Michael McClintock). Whew!  Now that’s a ‘house party’ band. 

The Caribbean bar opens at 5 p.m. with a complimentary Pineapple Mojito as well as a cash bar featuring authentic libations such as the Cuba Libre (Cubato), Daquiris, Havana Loco and the President.

Once we have fueled the party for a bit, the dancing will begin. Let’s do the Salsa and its Caribbean cousins, the merengue and the rumba.  Plus, falling in the category of “whowouldathunkit?", even the Latin hustle, a relic of the Saturday Night Fever days of the 1970’s, will make a comeback tonight.

Folks, this Cuban fête is not just for Latinos - people of all ages, ethnicities and experience levels can dance happily together.  You’ll then get your chance to try out your new skills as you bust a Latin move to the powerhouse sounds of the Cubanisms. 

So, gather your Latin flair… and maybe your twirliest skirt… and step into our tasty Latin carnivale.  Come early to secure a table next to the dance floor, because it’s ‘first come first served’ for seating at this party! 

Friday, 10/1/21

  • Full Cash Bar including rum flights and craft Cuban cocktails open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Pan-Latin Buffet opens at 6:45 p.m.
  • Music & Dancing 7:00 – 9:30ish p.m.



$85/person (Call to reserve tables of 6 for $485)
Includes dinner buffet, live Cuban music, dancing, Cuban craft cocktail  
(full cash bar available)