Revolución de Cuba may be changing its name to Revolución de Cupid, as it has helped to reunite a local lad and his Cuban crush for good.
The pair have rekindled their transatlantic romance, after approaching Birmingham’s new Latin-American bar and cantina for help.
When local Brummie William McKee left his heart in Havana, he reached out to Camilla Cabello, Eva Mendes, and Pitbull for help: but when all three failed to find his lost-love, William put all his faith in Revolución de Cuba, and it seems to have paid off.
The real-life love story began when 25 year-old Willliam Mckee found himself travelling across South America after recently being made redundant from his job as a finance manager at a city centre firm.
Following a fall at a carnival in the Cuban capital, the Birmingham local found himself alone in a hospital in Havana.
Love at First Sight
It was there he first laid eyes on 24 year-old junior Doctor Juaneta Alamillo, and from that moment he knew he was in love. Abandoning his expedition, the pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance before William had to return to the UK.
With Cuba’s strict rules surrounding the internet and social media, the pair struggled to stay “connected” on William’s return to Birmingham.
Though the couple resolved to stay together, they have found the distance difficult, prompting William to do everything he could to reunite them.
Having heard about a slice of Cuba coming to the city and with nothing to lose, William emailed Revolución de Cuba in the hope of bringing the star-crossed lovers together for good.
As big fans of Camilla Cabello’s top ten hit, Havana, the Revolución de Cuba team jumped at the chance to help.
After searching high and low, Juaneta was found and last week, the Latin-American bar and restaurant arranged for her to be flown into the second city, for an emotional reunion after their six month separation.
Speaking about his daring move, William comments:
“I got in touch with Revolutión de Cuba out of hope rather than expectation. I know that Juaneta and I are meant to be, but I just needed a little help to make it happen.
I couldn’t believe it when Revolución de Cuba said they’d help me. After six months apart, it was so amazing to finally see Juaneta come through arrivals. This is just the beginning of a new chapter for us and we are so grateful to Revolución de Cuba for making it happen!”
The Best First Date...
The true cherry on top of the Piña Colada, was that Revolución de Cuba treated the couple to an exclusive fiesta of a first date on British soil.
The team decked out the new restaurant on Temple Street especially for them, with candles, rose petals, and even a private salsa lesson, for the two to get closer.
Jon Hughes, Revolución de Cuba Birmingham’s General Manager comments:
“As soon as we read William’s email, we wanted to help him. As a couple they've all had an incredibly tough journey to making their relationship work long distance.
“We are delighted to hear that they enjoyed their first date at our brand new Birmingham Revolución de Cuba and we wish Juaneta and William all the best for the future – and of course, we’d be happy to facilitate the wedding reception too!”
Bringing a Taste of Cuba to Brum
Bringing a taste of South America to Birmingham’s Temple Street, Revolución de Cuba brings Cuban rums, exotic cocktails and tasty, traditional recipes.
This is the 15th Revolución de Cuba to be launched in the UK, joining cities like Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Cardiff, to name a few.
Revolución de Cuba will be open daily from Sunday to Wednesday from 10:30am-12am, and Thursday-Saturday 10:30am-1am, and there's also Happy Hour every Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm, and every Saturday from 5pm to 7pm.
‘Havana Good Time’ will take place every Sunday and will offer 2-4-1 tapas, cocktails and coffee all day.
To find out more, visit the Revolución de Cuba website.
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