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A taste of Cuba comes to Call Lane

4 October 2015
A taste of Cuba comes to Call Lane
Call Lane is being hit with yet another top entertainment venue as a huge £1.5m Latin American rum bar opens this Autumn. Revolución de Cuba, which already features in many party cities across the country, will launch on Friday 30th October - bringing some old-school Cuban glamour to the street with a fun-loving vibe that aims to channel the carefree days of the Buena Vista Social Club.

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Revolución de Cuba will take residence in the space previously run by Baroacoa towards the end of Call Lane and will offer cocktails with a contemporary Cuban Twist as well as an enticing dining experience. The venue will aim to offer a relaxed daytime dining and drinking space which will fire up into a ‘Caribbean fiesta’ as the bar heads in the night with live music, dancing and lots of crazy Cuban antics.

Chris Sleaford, the Leeds General Manager, is sure that the new venue will be a huge hit with the Leeds’ partyers and thinks Revolución de Cuba will bring something different to the ever-vibrant Leeds bar scene:

I'm really excited to be bringing Revolución de Cuba to Leeds. The bar is really coming together and will look amazing when finished. Think 'Miami - meets - Cuba'. When you step through the door you forget whatever’s outside. We have a fantastic menu with Latin inspired food and rum based cocktails, and with live music the atmosphere will be something totally different. There really isn't anything like it in Leeds already, and I think it will be a welcome addition to the city

Rum cocktails will be a major focus at the bar, with an expert team of cantineros ready to shake up some delicious mixes and lip-zinging concoctions. Aside from all the rum rumblings the bar will offer a host of bar snacks as well as a Cuban inspired menu, including lime and soy marinated chicken chimichanga, Cuban style paella and baked sea bass served in a banana leaf with a Cuban salad. The menu has been carefully curated by a team of chefs who, after visits to Cuba, were able to collect a vision for their dishes using the classic Cuban flavours so as to reflect the traditional cuisine that is served in the Caribbean within their own menu.

Revolución de Cuba Brand Manager, Clint Ghent, has directed the Leeds build to ensure that all elements of the bar will be exemplary – with special attention given to providing excellent service:

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

To keep the Cuban party alive, there will be live music acts on rotation with hopes to feature new acts all the time. Organisers believe this new addition to the street will fire up some wild Latin American nights of glamour and drinking – a rousing new addition to the already vivacious bar scene on Call Lane.

To register for the opening party tickets on October 30th vist: http://www.revoluciondecuba.com/bar/leeds/

Becky Peartree is our resident food writer and is in her final year at Leeds University where she studies English Literature.