Memories of Casa de Campo: An Afternoon at Caña Bar

caña_bar_casa_de_campoIn this week’s ‘Memories of Casa de Campo’ post Carol Burke recalls some merry times spent in the old La Caña Bar in the Casa de Campo hotel. The old La Caña bar has now been replaced by the La Caña restaurant and lounge by Il Circo – part of the major Casa de Campo hotel renovations.  

Drink is the feast of reason and the flow of soul. –Alexander Pope

Caña Bar was a great place to meet visitors when they arrived at Casa de Campo.  In the afternoons, it was a cool, quiet place for sitting and talking with friends over a cocktail and happy hour snack.

Tropical Colors
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Caña Bar was located next to the main pool, the Tropicana Restaurant, and El Patio Cafe.

Caña Bar
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The drinks were colorful and Caribbean.

Caña Bar Drinks
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Sometimes food festivals took place in Caña Bar to complement Happy Hour.

The Food and Beverage department’s artist made an Asian style structure and dragon decoration.

Festival Kiosk in Caña Bar
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The Asian food festival made a spectacular and delicious happy hour.

Asian Festival Happy Hour
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Caña Bar also offered a great martini.

“I am prepared to believe that a dry martini slightly impairs the palate, but think what it does for the soul.” – Alec Waugh

Caña Martini
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and some wonderful rum drinks.

“The first time I played the Masters, I was so nervous I drank a bottle of rum before I teed off. I shot the happiest 83 of my life.” – Chi Chi Rodriguez

Strawberry Cantaloupe Daiquiri
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Sometimes they gave you the recipe for a drink too.

The “Eternal Love” cocktail
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