Join us for our first "Latin Night" where we'll be roasting a pig, enjoying a Latin feast, Latin music and more!
This year we are introducing our own Northcrest built “Caja China”, designed and perfected by our neighbor Jean-Paul Vigil. We will pair this roast with Costa Rican sides including: gallo pinto (rice and beans), yucca, fried plantains, veggies, salad and dessert. Now is your time to experience barbecue on a whole another level. Provecho!
So about this roasted pig...There are lots of ways to cook a whole pig. But Cubans have a preferred method for roasting a pig and it involves something known as a "Caja China” (Chinese Box). Basically, a wooden box with metal lid that burns charcoal where an entire pig goes inside.
Who came up with the Caja China, and where did it start? Well, there are a number of theories on this. Some say that it immigrated to Cuba in the mid-19th century with Chinese workers who roasted their meals after long days of work using makeshift wooden boxes, placing the heat source on top of the box. Not only was the meat incredibly tender, but it cooked in far less time than in the open fire styles used by locals up until that time. Another theory is that Cubans like to call anything that is unusual or clever Chinese. And this is true all over the Caribbean. "La Caja China" translates to something more like, "the magic box."
Whatever the true origin, Caja China boxes are one of the best-kept secret in barbecue today. Nothing else on the market can roast whole animal up to 100 lbs in just 4 hours with mouth-watering, tender results that are achieved every time.
All proceeds will help us fund our new club pavilion set to break ground this fall.
To attend, please reserve and/or purchase your tickets in advance. Reservations are due by end of day Wednesday, 9/12. There are no walk-up reservations available.