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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Revolucion de Cuba - Milton Keynes Blogger Event


I was recently invited to the Revolucion de Cuba Blogger Event, in Milton Keynes. A press party to launch the new cantina menu. I'm not really a big drinker or one for wild nights out, but after just having arrived back from my holiday in Spain, I embraced the opportunity to keep the sun and cocktail atmosphere going. Nothing tempts me more than pretty packaging and themed displays. So I donned a pretty dress and hair flower and got into the spirt of Cuba. 

You can't have a Cuban party without rum, so of course upon arrival we were greeted with a fruity Strawberry Daiquiris and shown to our area. I was then brought the four new golden rum cocktails, Bohama Mama, Waikiki Wipeout, Rum Runner and Missionary's Downfall. These included Rums from around the world such as; Appleton's Estate, a Rum which is made in Jamaica. It is honey coloured with a sweet fruity aroma. Havana Club, an authentic Cuban rum, it is a golden rum with a vanilla and caramel taste. And Plantation Rum, a blend of rum from Barbados, matured for five years to bring you a taste of the Caribbean.

The tables were decorated with flowers, maracas, hats bearing the pubs branding and little stick on moustaches. These not only set the scene but acted as ice breakers as more people began to arrive and introduce themselves. I had the pleasure of meeting @jogirleatsworld and @robsribsmk who had no problem joining in my silliness, and even let me take pictures of us all looking rather swish with our tashes on.

After everyone had arrived, we were gathered around the bar for a short class in cocktail making. I was shown step by step how to make my very own Mojito, while the basics behind it were explained. This then became a game when four more volunteers, including the lovely Jo from girl eats world and the beautiful Lou (who I have met at previous blogger events) from Milton Keynes Girl, took part in a team bonding exercise. Split in pairs, one girl was blind folded and had to reach through their partners arms, while the partner could only use their voice to direct them how to make their own drink. There was lots of laughter and I imagine lots of spilt drink, but this was great entertainment for the night that put everyone at ease, while teaching us at the same time.

We were then seated and talked through the new menu as each dish came out for us to try. The menu was full of meals inspired by cuban cuisine with lots of flavours from Spain, Mexico and South America. Some of my favourite dishes were the Chicken Thigh Chargrilled skewers, served with sweet potato wedges and black beans and the roasted Butternut Squash, served with peppers, smoked chilli jam and a goats cheese and honey sauce. I missed out on a few of the tapas and started dishes as I couldn't reach them at the beginning, I did how ever sample some kind of Spanish black pudding that would also have made my favourite list, but I didn't get to find out more about it.

Overall I had a fabulous night, the staff were friendly, helpful and had a lot of knowledge about what they were serving and the drinks they were making. The venue and decor was was refreshing, exciting and some how relaxing. There was also a band that added beautifully to the tropical feel of the night, unfortunately again, I missed finding out more about them, but I hope they and Revolucion de Cuba know what a difference having them there made to me. All the little details had been thought about, and all these personal touches made this night what it was.
Thank you for reading my blog and thank you to Revolucion de Cuba for having me. I do hope you will pop by and check them out sometime. If you would like more information why not review their website, or tweet them on Twitter, where I am sure they will be happy to help.

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  1. Hello Vicky! :) I've also just been to and reviewed Revolucion de Cuba Milton Keynes too, like you I really enjoyed my visit! It's nice having something a bit different in MK, so many italaians chain restaurants!

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    1. Hey, oh lovely, yes I really enjoyed it, its such a sweet little place, tasty food, and lovely service. Im hoping to get back again at some point x

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