23 October 2016

Tapas & Cocktails at Revolution De Cuba | Sheffield

Hands up if you love tapas! I was recently invited down to sample the menu and cocktails at Revolution De Cuba in Sheffield City Centre and i have to say i'm very impressed - the food and drinks were provided to us free of charge but all opinions are my own and i'll let you into a secret..... I loved it. I've never been much of a tapas person (I know, shoot me now) but after this i'm definitely a convert! I was usually more of a main meal kinda girl rather than little bits of a few dishes - boy how that has changed. 

I met up with some of my favourite Sheffield Bloggers and we headed on in. It was a Sunday late afternoon but the atmosphere was great. It wasn't too busy but it wasn't a ghost town either. Tables were full, music was on and there was a murmur of chat around the restaurant. 

Now, one thing i love about Revolution De Cuba is the cocktails. You can always count on them to be super fancy and super tasty. I went for the Mad Hatter cocktail which came in an enormous glass and the cutest decorations. Once we all had our drinks it was time to browse the food menu. I was immediately drawn to the main meals but something kept bringing my attention back to the tapas. We all decided to try different tapas dishes and I'd heard good things about them so instead went for Calamari, Creamy Cajun Mushrooms and Chicken Quesadillas. We had tortillas and the biggest olives i've ever seen to start us off with!

The mushrooms were some of the best i've ever tasted and came with amazing bread and melted cheese that you could dip into the mushroom sauce. The calamari was a little bland unless i dipped it in sauce - it wasn't terrible but i've had much tastier calamari. The chicken quesadillas were my favourite though - packed with flavour and no where near enough of them for my liking! I'm half tempted to return to order ALL the quesadillas. The tapas we all ordered looked amazing and all of our dishes barely fit on the table. 

On finishing our tapas the dessert menu's were brought out and i couldn't resist having a cheeky Mocha, which also came with a small chocolate brownie which i devoured instantly. I'm not usually a dessert person so this was the perfect end to the meal for me. 

We quickly took a few photos of the beautiful interior, full of lights and pictures and cute decor and made our way home. 

Have you tried the food and cocktails at Revolution De Cuba?


16 October 2016

Kettle Black | Sheffield

Recently i was invited down for an amazing cocktail making class at a new bar in Sheffield located on Ecclesall Road called Kettle Black. I arrived with a few other Sheffield Bloggers and fell in love with the outside of the bar before i'd even walked in. The entrance is located on the main road, a clash of black and orange which makes it feel classy and sophisticated from the outside. The bar is set back, away from the main road and the walkway down to it was covered in pretty greenery. You can see the shelves behind the bar all lit up before you enter and when we arrived, it was already busy - but not too busy - for a Thursday night. The lighting is low and feels like the sort of place you could go after work for a few cocktails and a quick gossip with your best ones without it being too loud.

After taking a seat at the end of the bar, we were greeted with a glass of prosecco and let loose at the bottles if we needed a top up. Terribly dangerous because i have no self control. The lovely bartender talked us through some history behind cocktails and prohibition which was great because i love learning new things, especially on a school night! Then we were given a tutorial on how to make a Cosmopolitan and an Espresso Martini and then were able to have a go at making each one ourselves. 

My greatest achievement was that i could actually reach the bar when stood behind it as i'm what is known as a shorty.

I took several (hundred) pictures of everyone enjoying themselves and cocktail making and then after a lot of alcohol and several shots later, we were shown around the bar which included the VIP area looking out over the bar. There is also space outside with seating for those warmer nights when you need some fresh air with your alcohol! 

The cocktails average around £8 for a cocktail depending on what sort of tipple is your preference and these prices definitely don't put me off at all. The quality of the cocktails were amazing and the staff were really knowledgeable about what they want the bar to be and about the drinks they are making you. The general feel of Kettle Black was relaxed but at the same time there was a great atmosphere created and a buzz about the place.

I would definitely recommend a visit - or seven. 


05 October 2016

Let's Get Spooky with Lush!

It's now October and that means one thing to most people - Halloween! I was recently invited down to Lush for the evening to check out their new Festive range (more on this another day) and while i was there i had a nosey at the Halloween range as well!

First up was the amazing Bath bomb, Autumn Leaf. I saw this is action and i must say, although i expected the colours to be more Autumnal such as darker oranges and greens, i was pleasantly surprised by how much i enjoyed watching the colours. They did remind me more of spring time though which is a shame. Although, i could definitely see me enjoying several baths with this bath bomb. The smell is divine if you love the earthy grass like smells rather than floral sweet scents. 

Now, i'm not a fan of the sparkly and the glittery bath products as i feel theres nothing worse than having glitter or shimmer stuck everywhere for days but the smell of this is so lovely, especially for the cold autumn nights which are soon to set in. It smells like a deeper citrus fragrance, refreshing but still very spicy. It turns the water a lovely deep orange which is super exciting for Halloween time. 

The Boo bath melt smells very seasonal and slightly of ginger which i love. I can imagine plonking this in the bath and never wanting to leave. Even the smell of it warms me up! It's a cute one that contains cocoa butter and ginger oil to warm you up on those cold evenings. 

Magic Wand is an amazing soap which smells of lovely mandarin. It contains several different types of oils such as rapeseed, tangerine and coconut oil so it doesn't dry your skin out. The soap its self is a medley of colours encased in a black out shell. Perfect for the spooky October nights. I was immediately drawn to this soap when i saw it and you can smell it from a mile away! 

Now Goth Fairy is an all around amazing body butter and highlighter. You can rub this on your arms, shoulders, face - EVERYWHERE to get a subtle shimmer and glow. The fact it's a silvery purple colour means it catches the light in an amazing way and works wonders on your cheekbones as an everyday highlighter. It smells of almond and bergamot so it's super calming and has a cosy smell to it. 

Lastly, i looked at this amazing pumpkin gift set which contains; The sparkling pumpkin bubble bar, the pumpkin bath bomb, the lord of misrule bath bomb and the boo bath melt. This is £20.95 for all 4 so not a bd price, and you get a lovely pumpkin knotwrap with it also! 

There were a few products i didn't get the chance to look at due to being distracted by all the christmas products - and quite possibly cupcakes and bucks fizz - such as the lord of misrule and monsters ball bath bomb but if this lot if anything to go by, i'm sure they are well worth picking up!

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