Written by Patrick Lauer

Monday, 10 October 2005

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CAO Happenings at Elite Jazz Night & Famous Cigar

Dave Cimino of CAO International spent time visiting the folks of Tampa Bay, Florida at Elite Jazz Bar and Famous Cigars. The nights feature smokes included CAO Criollo and CAO Maduro. Accompanied with fine food, fine wine, and plenty of warm people.

When CAO comes to town, you know there is something happening. Last Thursday evening from 6pm – 9pm at Elite Jazz Bar in Clearwater, FL, Dave Cimino of CAO Cigars came to offer tasting of a couple of fine cigars. CAO Criollo and CAO Anniversary Maduro were our tastes of the evening. Dave started off with a introduction to what CAO has to offer in these 2 cigars and what all tobacco has gone into them.

Dave Cimino - CAO International

 Dave Cimino CAO Cigars

The Elite Jazz Bar is a cozy little bar with an attached Cigar store that has a wonderfully large humidor. I was able to pick up a couple of these famed Cx2’s I have been hearing so much about from Dave. Elite is owned by Nidal here pictured with a couple lovely ladies who accompanied him this evening.

The night was filled with people coming in and out. People came from all directions to taste the cigars of Cano A. Ozgener and his CAO label. Elite Jazz bar provided free food and wine tasting as well. Keeping smiles on everyone’s faces.

From young to old, CAO makes a cigar for everyone’s taste. To see CAO’s complete line of cigars visit them at This evening I took in quite a few CAO cigars. I tried a Toro Maduro, 2 - Cx2’s, a Pato Criollo and a very large Italia. I would have to say, I have smoked all but the Italia since the event and I would recommend anyone who has yet to try any of these fine cigars please do. I have a new favorite. The CAO Cx2 was music to my mouth. The wonderful taste of the double Cameroon with the Nicaraguan filler was absolutely delicious.

Thank you, Dave Cimino and Nidal Hasan for the opportunity to taste these fine cigars in such a wonderful environment. I think I can speak for everyone who experienced this event. CAO is always welcome in our town and on

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