Lunch at Revolucion de Cuba, Derby
Sometimes there’s no denying that The Man Bird comes in useful and yesterday was a superb example of this. Twitter is one of his fave places to be and he chanced upon a tweet from the team at Revolucion de Cuba announcing a “retweet “ competition to win a free lunch. He is a follower of these guys anyway, so thought why not give it a whirl? Well, lady luck was shining on his feathers because, blow me down, he was one of the winners :)
So we contacted the team and arranged to go down today to claim the prize. The premises themselves are gorgeous with their double storey height ceilings and huge feature lights. There are polished wood floors and the seating is arranged very cleverly so as to increase the feeling of space. Subtle Latino music in the background provided a very relaxed lunchtime vibe from the bustle of the city.
I loved the idea of the menu being in the form of a newspaper; it was something a bit different to the norm. The prize was anything from the “Rapido Lunch“ section, so I chose the Grilled Mojito Chicken Wrap with Side Salad and The Boy Wonder had the Pulled Pork Sandwich with Fries. You will see from the photos how lovely they looked and they tasted equally yummy I can assure you, and they were just a nice size portion that left you satisfied but if you had to go back to work you wouldn’t be left in a food coma. The Man had a pint of Estrella lager to accompany his food and I chose a Lavender Lemonade to drink which was very thirst quenching.
The staff were all really pleasant and very attentive, and then at about 1pm came a great touch - some live music from Elliot Hollins and his guitar. This guy was fascinating to watch as he used his hands, wrists, forearm and elbow to illicit different tones from his instrument - very talented. We ended up having a couple of Lattes each as we listened to the sounds of Elliot and imagined we were in Cuba whiling away the time. Unfortunately, real life was calling and we bade farewell to the brilliant Revolucion team and stepped back into the pace of modern Derby.
Everywhere was spotlessly clean and the Staff were very smartly dressed and cleanly presented, and the food was as I like it to be - piping hot. In the evenings after 10pm they have live music playing to dance to, so if you find yourselves in Derby and fancy great food and a place to practice your Salsa moves this is your ideal spot. I can imagine it to be a really happy place to be in the evenings, slightly more vibrant but still happy and relaxed. Perhaps I ought to start using my charms on my Man and persuade him to take me one evening?
Way to go guys, we had a blast with you; you’ve earned your Hot Wings :)