La Flor Dominicana has announced plans for a series of limited edition cigars that will be released as part of a program pairing cigars with food under the header “Gourmet Smoke Sessions.”
Specific details are limited about the cigar aspect of the project, other than that it will be a series of 16 cigars of varying blends and sizes, with 500 cigars released for each event. Those events are being hosted by retailers across the country in conjunction with HackingGourmet.com and Meat N’ Bone, a meat purveyor based in Miami, Fla.
Each event, which will be a combination of online and in-person, will feature a chef-curated meal from Meat N’ Bone, while Hacking Gourmet will lead the instruction on how to prepare it. Participants will order the meal kits prior to the event, which will be shipped in temperature stable packaging with all the necessary ingredients. During the event, a cigar designed to pair with that meal will be revealed and made available for purchase, with Litto and Tony Gomez of La Flor Dominicana sharing insights as to the cigar and how it was selected as a fitting pairing for the meal.
A representative from La Flor Dominicana told halfwheel that the cigars could be new blends or a new size or shape of an existing blend, but each will feature tobacco artwork that has been themed for each session.
The series kicks off tonight, Oct. 29, with an event hosted by Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, N.H. Once an event concludes, the next details on the next one will be announced, with the sessions scheduled to span the next 16 months.
Update: Shortly after this article was published, photos were provided by Jon Carney, vp of sales for La Flor Dominicana, who noted that the first cigar is officially named the LFD Gourmet Smoke Session Cigar #1 of 16, and it is from the company’s Ligero Oscuro Cabinet line. He added that it unofficially being nicknamed the Tomahawk. Additional details will be added as they are made available.
Additionally, HackingGourmet.com is a project created by Carney along with Fred Rewey, formerly of Nomad Cigars, as well as Brian McGee, director of national accounts for Crowned Heads.