Tampa: The Science Of The Cuban Sandwich Event Is This Week
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is holding one of its most unique fall events this Saturday, September 16. An event discussing the science of the Cuban Sandwich will take place at MOSI, 4801 E. Fowler Avenue.
“Bring your appetite and learn all about this Tampa classic,” MOSI states on its website. This will take place from 6 pm – 9 pm on Saturday evening.
What Will Take Place?
There are various components to this three-hour event. First, what does the “Science of the Cuban sandwich” mean? MOSI Tampa explains that the event will “uncover the secrets behind the perfect Cuban sandwich with fascinating science demonstrations and interactive displays.”
There will also be interactive portions, such as a Cuban sandwich competition. Restaurants will be on site, and guests will vote for their favorite rendition of this classic. This will be complemented by drink partners specifically selected to provide beverages that enhance the flavors of the Cuban sandwich. Next, get ready to put your dancing shoes on and enjoy live music. Lastly, other details include a raffle with the chance to win fun prizes.
Who Are The Cuban Sandwich Experts?
While names have not been revealed, the expectation is that acclaimed Cuban sandwich chefs from local establishments will be in attendance to explain each layer of this classic. “Prepare to be amazed by the physics of bread baking, the chemistry of fillings, and the mind-blowing biology of taste and flavor,” That’s So Tampa explains.
You don’t have to be an enthusiast to attend either. If you are new to this sandwich game, a classic Cuban consists of freshly baked bread filled with sliced pork, ham, melted cheese, pickles, and mustard. It is common for the bread to be toasted or pressed in a panini grill.
You must register in advance in order to attend the Science of the Cuban sandwich event at Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry. If you are a MOSI member, tickets are $20. Nonmembers can attend for $25. Each registration includes one drink ticket. This is a 18+ event.