I was fortunate enough to be invited along to the launch of a fabulous new Latin inspired rum bar and cantina in Glasgow: Revolucion de Cuba. Not only was I sent an E-invite (is that even a thing? I was sent an invitation by email…) but I also received the loveliest edible invitation EVER: A cookie invite. It was decorated immaculately and represented the first drink I was given on the night – totally impressed! I haven’t yet tried the cookie as I thought I’d wait until the event was over before I devoured it but perhaps I’ll have it with a cuppa later!
I have to say: I was absolutely overwhelmed by how spoiled I was last night. From the minute I walked in to the place I was treated like royalty – my friend included. I was allowed to take a plus one on the evening so I took along my lovely friend Megan McPhail (who I also took along with me to the GBK event – which I wrote about previously). We were both looked after so well the whole evening. We were spoiled with nibbles and drinks when we first arrived and were allowed to sit and chat amongst ourselves for a bit; it was a little difficult to hear one another as there was a live band playing and it was rather loud but great to listen to all the same (they even sang happy birthday to someone later on in the evening, when I was feeling a little merry from the alcohol, so I may have joined in a little from the side lines).
After chatting for a bit and getting to know one another, a member of staff approached us and moved us over to another table, closer to the live band. We were given some food to taste and trial and we were to feedback what sort of tastes we were getting etc. I was mortified as I don’t really eat food like this but I did give it a little try so I didn’t stick out like a sore thumb. It must have been delicious as I was the only one who didn’t empty my plate! Next, we took a turn each to get up and make our own little Christmas gift, with different seasoning’s and spices to pop in to a jar to take home with us as a gift.
Next up was the rum tasting session. I had never really had rum before until last night; I’m more of a fruit cider or cocktail kind-of girl. Nevertheless, I gave it a bash, and was absolutely fascinated by all the facts about all of the different rums. We tried so many! My throat was burning and I felt rather tipsy afterwards… I think we all did.
To finish off our evening, they showed us to these little corner booths, which were absolutely adorable! It was ‘tapas’ time – (I’d never had tapas before last night either). We were spoiled with more drinks and even more food. It just kept coming and coming. There were 4 of us at our table and there was just so much food – everyone tucked right in and I just nibbled away at these spicy potato things because I am a terribly fussy eater. I made up for it with drink! Ha!
For desert, we were given ‘Churros’ which was another first for me. I was in my element with these and I’m not going to lie: I ate 3. There was a salted caramel dipping sauce and a chocolate sauce and they were both heavenly. I definitely would have these again.
The venue in itself was stunning. There were big massive disco balls on the ceiling, all different kinds of tables and seating areas, a stage area for the live band, vintage looking books and cameras at the side of the booths (which I loved, loved, loved). It was all just so lovely. The toilets were absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I am not exaggerating. There was a huge lounge chair for you to lie on, tons and tons of mirrors, a big desk vanity with an abundance of magazines for you to choose from, flowers and everything. It was stunning. If only I had took my phone to the toilet I would have took some pics for you! Ha! It was truly magnificent: The whole place.
Do I recommend Revolucion de Cuba? I sure do. Definitely pop it on your to-do-list if you’re venturing out to Glasgow any time soon. If it’s drinks you’re after, food, or just a chilled out evening with some live music – you will thoroughly enjoy your visit here.
So, what do you think guys? Is this somewhere you would like to go? Have you ever heard of Revolucion de Cuba before? Are tapas your kind of thing? I’d love to hear from you. Drop me a wee comment below!
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