Revolucion de Cuba
Hey guys, I'm back again with some more delicious food for you! A couple of weeks ago, I was invited along with Sarah, Julia and Denise to an intimate blogger event at the new cuban on the block, Revolucion de Cuba! It's the first of it's kind to open in Scotland, with plans to open one in Glasgow soon, and being the sister brand of Vodka Revolution I knew we were in for a real treat!
Upon arrival, we were greeted with a fruity pineapple daiquiri and tour of the place. It has two main bar / restaurant areas, a private room for functions with it's own bar and an outdoor area with cosy blankets and heating. The whole place radiates cuban fiesta from the patterned floor tiles to the rustic decor — it has such a warmth about it. If that's not enough every weekend they have live music, salsa and resident DJs to get you in the spirit of the Cuban nightlife.
Of course being in a Cuban bar, rum was going to be the main ingredient of the day and to start off we were treated to a rum tasting by the rum master himself, Stephen. It was great, we tried two different rums, Diplomatico Reserva and El Dorado 12, and got a whole lesson in how to taste rum properly.
Rum gets it's taste from the environment around it and how you try it is all important to experiencing all the flavours. First, you smell the rum. Then, you take a small taste to coat the mouth and start the tastebuds. And finally, a bigger sip. Handy tip from the expert: Smell yourself to reset palette.
So, how did these rums taste? The Diplomatico Reserva from Venezuela had chocolate, vanilla and caramel notes and is purely used for sipping or very classic cocktails, daiquiris or manhattans, or as a dessert rum. The El Dorado 12 is from Guyana and had fruit cake and cinnamon notes — the perfect christmas-sy rum!
Next up, India, a total bar maestro, held a cocktail masterclass where we each got to make our very own cocktails! We all went for one of Revolucion de Cuba's Christmas cocktails. I went for the Elf & Safety: a combination of rum mixed with Cointreau, pineapple, cranberry and vanilla and garnished with blackberries and redcurrants — so fruity! We were also shown how the Zombie is made — which did involve fire! It was so impressive to see how quickly India could whip up a cocktail. That girl has some serious skill!
After all this booze, it was time to bring on the burritos! Head chef, Kev, took us through how to make a burrito like a pro and then we all got to try it out ourselves. For the filling we could choose from slow cooked beef brisket, chicken seasoned with paprika, pulled pork or mushrooms. Alongside our choice of filling we added coriander rice, black beans, cheese, pico, sour cream and, of course, guacamole — all the guacamole! It was so much fun to be able to get hands on and make our own burritos. Mine ended up slightly massive! And once we had made them, we got to eat them — they tasted amazing! All the ingredients are freshly made on the premises which is so reassuring for a bigger brand.
The whole day was so much fun and I felt so welcomed by the whole Revolucion de Cuba team. It's great to see what they have done with the place and I can't wait to visit again!
Have you ever been to Revolucion de Cuba? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!
**All the food and drink was kindly gifted to us by Revolucion de Cuba. However, as always my opinions are 100% my own**