Robaina's plantation

Wednesday 6 January 2016

La Guarida Rooftop Patio (Havana)

                   During my last trip to Cuba, which is always around the same time every year, a lot of cigar aficionados are around for the Partagas Encuentro. I like coming this time of year for the opportunity to spend some quality time with friends I only get to see once a year at this time. This event that took place on the rooftop patio of one of the most famous Havana restaurants was organized by a couple of these friends, Andreas Stachl & Maggy (Margrit Wandeler) from the La Corona Cigar shop in Switzerland located 1, LaCorona, Kluggasse 1, 8640 Rapperswil
2. Casa LaCorona, Brunnenwiesenstrasse 4, 8610 Uster. The excuse was to try the new Punch Regional for Switzerland the "Sobresalientes" (a wonderful cigar) which hadn't been released yet. The hosts did a great job of choosing the right bunch of people to come together for this mini event. I had a great time getting to know some people better and smoked a great cigar while doing it. Kiki showed up (ex Partagas), what a surprise that was. I wish I could have stayed for the dinner but will have to take a rain check until the next time. I thank my gracious hosts for the invitation and hope you all enjoy the photos.

Andreas Stachl (left) with Mario Cioffi

Margrit (Maggy) Wandeler


  1. Great photos -- is the patio recently opened? I don't recall it being open the last time I was there in Feb. 2015, but I might have missed it.

    1. I believe so Patrick, these pictures were taken Nov.2015.