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A new Cuban bar and restaurant is bringing a carnival atmosphere to Aberdeen this month (November) as it prepares to throw open its doors to the public.
While winter may be drawing in, locals will be able to transport themselves to the Caribbean and enjoy the heady atmosphere of Revolucion de Cuba.
The Latin inspired restaurant, part of the same group which operates Revolution on Belmont Street, is launching in the Academy Shopping Centre on November 18, which will be its eleventh base in the UK and the first in Scotland.
After a £1.5 million transformation of the former Wagamama restaurant to create a fresh and exciting new destination for the city, Revolución de Cuba is bringing Cuban cool and the frenzy of Havana nights to the Granite City.
The site has been transformed into a Cuban wonderland that will provide the perfect place to unwind during the day. With a fantastic selection of premium cocktails and a wide selection of rums, customers will be able to enjoy a relaxed food and drink experience during the day before the premises turns into a Caribbean fiesta at night.
Having created 60 local jobs, the 4500 square foot venue will feature a live music stage showcasing some of the finest salsa acts from across the country and three bars.
The new venue will also hold weekly salsa socials, special Rum Club events, themed fiestas and cocktail masterclasses.
Russ Davidson, general manager of the Aberdeen Revolución de Cuba said:
“We are delighted to be bringing fun and sunshine to Aberdeen during what has been a tough period for the city. A lot of work has gone into the creation of Revolución de Cuba and we can’t wait to welcome the public in so they can enjoy a taste of Cuba and its fantastic culture.
“A lot of thought has gone into the transformation of the restaurant and we have a wonderful local team of staff on board who share the Revolución de Cuba’s passion for celebrating with tasty food and the best drinks.
“We have developed a brilliant Latin inspired menu for the Aberdeen public and are sure that they will enjoy everything we have to offer. This will be something completely different for the Granite City and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Revolución de Cuba bars are characterised by a 1940s Cuban-inspired style, with dark woods, traditional bar counters, antique tiles and vintage furniture.
Featuring Havana-style ceiling fans and original Cuban artwork and photographs, each bar is tailored to give it an individual local character.
Visitors’ taste-buds are in for treat with the diverse Latin inspired cuisine made by mixing bold flavours, vibrant ingredients and Cuban passion.
The menu will feature loaded burritos, packed paellas, flavour filled quesadillas and a range of tasty tacos among other gems including jerk chicken, tapas and pork belly skewers.
Revolución de Cuba Brand Manager, Clint Ghent, said:
“Our mission at Revolución de Cuba has always been to bring a taste of Cuba and its rich culture to all parts of the UK. For Aberdeen we’ve found an amazing team of staff who share our passion for celebrating with great food and drink.
“Delivering the best customer experience is our sole mission and we do everything we can to achieve this. Whether you come in for a coffee or an evening out with friends, our team is there to entertain and serve our guests to the highest level possible.”
Keep up to date with the latest news on Revolución de Cuba Aberdeen by following their Facebook page or visiting http://www.revoluciondecuba.com/bar/aberdeen/
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Yet another chain (albeit this time a relatively small one) opens here while independent businesses continue to go under.