Revolution De Cuba Rum Bar and Cantina
Culzean House, 28-36 Renfield Street,
Glasgow, G2 1LU
Opening Times :
Sunday – Thursday 11am – 12am
Friday & Saturday 11am – 1am
Website : www.revoluciondecuba.com/bar/glasgow/
Event Date : Wednesday 14th December 2016
I was recently lucky to be invited to Glasgow’s new restaurants, I had seen a lot of promotion for Revolution de Cuba on Facebook and Twitter so I was looking forward to trying it and now with this invite, I get to see it first.
When I got invited I was asked for my address so they could send the personal invite out, I had forgotten about this till I came home from work and saw I had a small package. My first thought was “what have I ordered on Amazon” and then I opened it.
This was the invite, a biscuit! For me, this was a really nice touch and a tasty touch. Going by what I have read and heard from other bloggers, I have never heard of a biscuit invite. As you can see it’s very detailed, and very cool looking…. It was gone that day 🙂
Biscuiteers : www.biscuiteers.com
Event Details :
The invite mentioned
- Christmas gift-making from the development chef
- Rum club
To me, this sounded like a nicely planned evening.
The Pre-Launch night :
I am the type of person that always prefers to be early than leave last minute and be late. I was the first to arrive, so this gave me a perfect opportunity to take a look and take some photos.
I was welcomed and shown to a long table, where the night would start. I was then brought a welcome cocktail, and this was very nice I could have had a second.
Slowly more people started to turn up and sit next to me, I finally got to meet Amy from Amy’s Food Blog @_Dont_Byrne_It_ just like our chats via Twitter Amy is a lovely girl and I look forward to meeting her again. At the table, we all introduced ourselves and added on Twitter/Instagram etc. and followed back.
The staff then brought over some table nibbles, and all of it was very nice and went down a treat.
Halfway through the nibbles, our table was asked to go over to another one for the gift-making part.
Gift Making :
On arrival at the table, we had a small jar in front of us, and there were several containers with different things inside them….we were soon to learn what each container held.
Each container held different spices that when combined made a really nice rub to put on the meat.
This was interesting and fun to mix the spices, and another nice little touch allowed us to take a little off tonight away with us.
Once everyone mixed their own spice, we then headed over to another area to do the Rum Club.
The Rum Club :
Most of you that know me, or follow me on Twitter know I go to a monthly rum club so I was interested in how this part would be.
The rums tonight were :
- Kraken Black Spiced
- Diplomatico (Reserva Exclusiva)
- Wood’s Old Navy
- El Dorado 12
- Bacardi 8
- Wray & Nephew
Two members of staff were hosting this part, and let everyone have a small sample taste of each rum.
This was a nice touch and introduced different rums to the group I was with, for me I would have liked a little more detail about each rum but I think due to time constraints this was why it was just a little info.
Food Time :
This one the main part for me that I was looking forward to, as I like to try new places and new food styles.
We were all spoiled from start to finish, even with the food. An empty table turned into a fully covered table.
I can’t fault any of the food that was served to us, everything was full of flavour and very nice.
I decided I HAD to try a cocktail from their list, to compare it and I spotted my favourite “Pornstar Martini”. This for me is my main favourite as I have had this drink many many times in 2016, so it was now time to try it here.
The prosecco shot was fine, you can’t really go wrong with this. Now for the martini, well…I was very disappointed. The flavours of this were very tangy and citrusy, unlike the other ones I have had that have been nice and smooth this wasn’t.
Previous ones have tasted like the old drink “Um Bongo”. For me, this didn’t work, but for someone else, it might depend on what they like.
Overall the event was a great success, everyone I spoke to loved it and had fun. We all made new friends and enjoyed it from start to finish. Also would like to thank Valentina, our waitress as she was very pleasant and helpful.
The group of girls I got chatting with were all really lovely, I had a great time and the laughs and chats made it extra special. I look forward to meeting them again in the future.
Will I go back? yes, if it’s anything like tonight then I looks forward to going back and even being there when there is live music.
I would like to thank Revolution de Cuba for this invite, and for all the wonderful food and drinks tonight and I will see you soon again 🙂
Overall : 4/5