Going to Cuba is apparently allowed if you eat so much that you come back with no memories due to gluttony-induced amnesia, which explains this new, totally legit culinary trip to the island, hosted by Cuba Libre.
The downtown newcomer's teamed with travel company Insight Cuba (not incite Cuba -- that would be bad) to organize a Treasury Department-authorized, five-day culinary tour through Havana that'll include a stay in the five-star Hotel Palacio, and guided excursions through the city districts in search of the "new tastes". Led by Libre's Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot (who's won two James Beard awards, and been to Cuba three times... last year), you'll dine at local "paladares" (generally set inside the chefs' own homes, and whose owners are participating in Libre's new guest chef series) with names like "Bar Oviedo", "La Guarida", and "Doctor Cafe", where yuca also get a free check-up. When not face-stuffing, you'll marvel at Old Havana's famous Cathedral Square, hit the home in which Hemingway penned The Old Man and the Sea, and explore one of the country's most successful organic farms, where Hemingway penned The Old Man and the Carrot, but then threw it out, because it was mad boring.
And because getting by in Cuba could potentially be somewhat difficult, they make sure things are all-inclusive in the broadest sense of the term, including (in addition to flights, hotel, paperwork, and food) entry fees for all sorts of events, and taxi fares to all meals, meaning upon return, you can tell customs agents "I didn't even hail a cab, much less a foreign leader!".