Revolution de Cuba Bloggers Pre Launch Event (Glasgow) : Review

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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

Websitewww.revoluciondecuba.com/bar/glasgow/

Event Date : Wednesday 14th December 2016

I was recently lucky to be invited to Glasgows 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! This 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 its very detailed, and very cool looking….its was gone that day ๐Ÿ™‚

Biscuiteers : www.biscuiteers.com

Event Details : 

The invite mentioned

  • Cocktails
  • Canapรฉs
  • 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 about 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.

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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 ourself 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.

Half way 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.

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Each container held different spices that when combined made a really nice rub to put on meat.

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This was interesting and fun to mix the spices, and another nice little touch allowing us to take a little of tonight away with us.

Once everyone mixed their own spice, we then headed over to another area to do the Rum Club.

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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 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

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Two members off staff were hosting this part, and let everyone have a small sample taste of each rum.

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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, and even with the food. An empty table turned to 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.

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The prosecco shot was fine, you cant 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 depends what they like.

Overall :

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 to were all really lovely, I had a great time and due to the laughs and chats it made it extra special. I look forward to meeting them again in the future.

Will I go back? yes, if its anything like tonight then I look 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Overall : 4/5

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Police CloseUP 3 Designer Glasses from SpecsDirect2U (Glasgow) : Review

Before starting I have to say that the thoughts on this frame are mine, and not in anyway influenced by SpecsDirect2U or Police. All celebrity photos in this blog post are copyright by Police.

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Some of you might know I work for a family run opticians called SpecsDirect2U, they are based in Glasgow and have three practises.

SpecsDirect2U : specsdirect2u.co.uk

My current frame I really love so I thought since I am blogging now I would do a little post on it.

Frame Make : Police
Model : Close Up 3 V8918
Colour : 08EE
Size : 56×18
Year : 2014

Police Lifestyle Website : www.policelifestyle.com/en/

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The Police glasses collection has a vast selection of styles, that will suit everyone.This model Police V8918 CLOSE UP 3 frame is made of Metal and comes in a stylish shiny blue tone.

Police frames optical or sunglasses have been worn by many celebrities, and for me they look good on and feel good.

The glasses I own are optical with transition lenses with an antireflective coating, which are ideal for everyday use. They are very comfortable to wear, very stylish even though its a 2014 model it is still very current with todays fashion trends.

You may have seen a few celebs wearing Police but never knew, some that come to mind are David Beckham, Naymar Jr and George Clooney.

I like them so much that I currently own three pairs, and I said earlier they are very popular with many celebrities.

After wearing this particular frame, I had many requests from customers for orders.

I also have this frame with white black legs, and a silver front for when I want a brighter look.

Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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Back with Bloggers at Chaakoo (Glasgow) : Review


79 ST VINCET STREET
GLASGOW G2 5TF

Chaakoo is open:
Now open for Breakfast!!!!

Mon-Sat 9am
Sunday 10:30am

Mondayโ€Šโ€”โ€ŠThursday
12noon -10pm (food)
11.30am -11pm(drinks)

Friday & Saturday
12noon -10:30pm(food)
11.30am -12am(drinks)

Sunday
12noon -10pm (food)
11.30am -11pm (drinks)

T: 0141 229 0000
W : http://chaakoo.co.uk

Visit Date : 9 December 2016

Recently due to my blogging I have made two new friends, if you follow any food blogs or travel blogs you may have heard of them

Emma Eats : twitter.com/EmmaEatsUK

Weekends With Wendy : twitter.com/WendyAndrew_

I have had the pleasure of meeting both of them twice now, and they are very lovely and nice girls. Please do follow them on twitter and read their blogs, they have taught me a lot since I have started and I look forward to my next meeting with them.

So the three of use decided to go to Chaakoo as I have praised it so much, and also Emma did a quick visit not that long ago but wanted to go back.

Feel free to check my previous posts on Chaakoo here

The past view visits the manager has kept in touch with me via twitter, and said next visit he would like to come and meet me so I told him the three of us were going.

If you have been reading my posts, I am trying very hard when I return to a restaurant not to order the same thing or things. Did I do it this night……..kind of ๐Ÿ™‚

On entering I was welcomed and shown to my table, and Annie came over to see if I would like to drink anything. Again Annie was very friendly, and it was nice to see a familiar face ๐Ÿ™‚

Tonights Dishes : 

KOFTA CURRY ยฃ5.50
Iranian kofta meatballs in our cafe curry sauce.


This seem to be one of my two fav dishes, as I had to get it again. The meatballs are cooked perfect and have a nice little kick to them, the sauce just adds more flavour to give an amazing mix in taste.

 

SAAG PANEER ยฃ5.95 (V)
A classic jalfrezi dish of spiced spinach, studded with cubes of creamy fried paneer cheese.

This is one of my friends favourite dishes and I have never tried it here, so tonight I thought I would give it a shot to see what its like.

I had tried Paneer at another Indian restaurant, and I felt its flavours were bland.

I would describe this as a curried cottage cheese, thats as close as a description I can give you if you haven’t tried it before.

This is very nice, normally I am not into vegetarian dishes but I would have this again.The flavour was really good!!.

SHAKAHARI ยฃ3.95
(V) Crispy fried vegetable pakora.

If you have had vegetable pakora then you can’t go wrong with it, this was very tasty and the sauce add a nice little kick.

 

Denny the manager came out to see us, and I finally got to meet him. You can’t not but love him, he is passionate, friendly and a really nice guy. He spoke to us about the food, himself and the decor.

Denny then asked if would like to try a cocktail, and he would surprise us with three. As you know I am a big fan of cocktails, so I was looking forward to them. On his return he said these were his three favourite cocktails, the one I choose was :

MIRCH & CHOKALET
Cocchi Torino, Arbikie chilli vodka, fresh orange, nutmeg, egg white
โ€” Sweet with subtle spice and the texture of a cloud


This is a really nice cocktail and one I could have many off. I would like to thank Denny for this cocktail ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Overall : 

Another faultless visit, the food was amazing as always and the service was really good.

I am already looking forward to my next visit, if you have not tried this place out yet what are you waiting for you will love it.

I would like to take this time to thank Denny personally, as he was kind enough to give us a discount on our meal plus the cocktail which was not needed but very much appreciated and very kind….so thank you Denny for tonight ๐Ÿ™‚ and it was great to finally meet you in person ๐Ÿ™‚

5 Stars just like the last visits ๐Ÿ™‚

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