Last week, I was invited to a press event for a bar that’s recently opened in Leeds. Revolucion De Cuba Leeds is a new bar on Call Lane in Leeds. It’s completely changed from the bar that was there previously and has such an open, warm feel to it.
Revolucion De Cuba serves Cuban food, tapas, cocktails and has a massive selection of spirits.
Revolucion de Cuba Leeds
After being greeted with a Cuban beer, we were split into three groups and first, we went to the rum testing part of the evening.
We were given 4 rums to try, all different. We were taught different things about rum, like how to tell a cheap rum from a high quality one, how rum is made and how long it’s aged. I’ve never really thought much about rum before – it’s generally not something I would have thought you would drink on its own like a whiskey or brandy!
The four we tried were:
- Diplomatico Blanco
- El Dorado 12 Elements
- 8 Criollo Cacao
- Appleton Estate VX
Next, we were taught how to make mojitos, which is one of my favourite drinks! We each went behind the bar and made our own and it was a lot harder than it looks! I felt awkward and messy making it and definitely have a new found respect for bar tenders.
I’m tempted to try and make my own like this now.
Finally, we had tapas.
I was a bit nervous at first as the tapas I’ve had previously has been mainly meat based. But there were so many dishes they brought out for us that it didn’t matter!
My favourite dish was the aubergine quesadillas! After seeing all the vegetarian options, I’d love to go back and eat there again and try their big plate meals. They have a £10 special where you get a mojito and burrito 12-6pm Monday to Friday! Give this to me, please.
My housemate already went and it seems to be a popular place! The tapas dishes are 3 for £13, you could easily get 6 and share between two people which isn’t a massive cost.
You can check them out, as well as the rest of the menu here.
The staff were all wonderful and very eager to ask if we were okay and tell us about the bar – it was clear there was an atmosphere of excitement in the bar and passion around the food and drink they served.