From our Bureau of Finnicky Gourmands with some assistance from our Bureau of Easily Displeased Colonial Masters
Cuba’s new colonial masters are wasting no time in expressing their contempt for their new subjects. And these expressions of discontent may be very clear signs of worse things to come.
Russians are not only complaining about the quality of Cuban food, but also insisting that Cuban chefs be replaced by better-trained professionals from more civilized nations, such as Turkey.
What’s next? Will Russians complain about the wonderful entertainment available at Cuban hotels? (See photo above). Will they also replace Cuban entertainers? What about prostitutes? Will Russians feel compelled to bring in their own sex workers?
Aaaah. The many joys of being colonized.
Loosely translated from Diario de Cuba
Criticism of the food supply and its preparation in the Varadero hotels reached the Russian Telegram channels for tourism professionals. And the accusations range from the work of kitchen chefs to the scarcity of shellfish on an island surrounded by the sea.
According to the specialized Russian site TourDom.ru, travel agents who intervene in the closed Telegram channel “Fuentes de TourDom” questioned the quality of the hotels in the largest resort in Cuba, according to their experience and that of the country’s vacationers who they visit the island.
“The quality of the food in hotels causes the main complaints from tourists. Cubans spoil cooked food in a very peculiar way, according to many of us. Even scrambled eggs,” said one of the professionals in the sector, whose identity the report did not reveal.
“The star category of the hotel in this sense does not guarantee anything. You need to know the situation from the inside for each one,” added the travel agent.
The general opinion is that the Russian tourist should look for a hotel where the chefs are not Cuban as the most advantageous option.
According to one of the participants in the exchange, at the PGS Varadero Resort, a four-star plus hotel managed by the Cuban firm Gaviota, part of the GAESA military business conglomerate, the management decided to hire Turkish chefs due to the complaints.
Continue reading HERE in Spanish for many more complaints.