Food: Digging in at Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

I am always looking for beautiful
restaurants to visit and eat in: I am an absolute foodie and love trying out
different places, different cuisines and exploring brand new menus. When I was
invited to check out the brand new menu at Alma de Cuba in Liverpool, I jumped
at the opportunity.

I’ve been for drinks at Alma a
few times, but I’ve never had the chance to eat there and I really didn’t know
what to expect. I did, of course, expect a fantastic plate of food in front of
me. I met up with my friend Becky a little before the start of the event and we
made our way inside to check out what Alma had in store for us. We were greeted
by glasses of Prosecco and the cutest Instagram selfie frame. Inside, we were
able to check out the beautiful building and explore the restaurant a little.
The restaurant is based in the old St Peter’s Church building, so needless to
say the architecture is out of this world. I love a good old building and this
one was definitely right up my street. There was the opportunity to network
with the other people who had been invited and finally, we were led upstairs to
our table.

The little details that the team
had taken the time to put in place really made the experience. Everyone
attending received a little personalised gift bag with choccies, sweets and
Alma offers adorned inside. We also found our seats laid with beautiful name
plates: 3D prints of our first names. It was a beautiful touch and really made
the restaurant stand out as being something special. We ordered drinks and received
our menus for the evening. I went for the Watermelon martini – I honestly
believe that there is nothing more sophisticated than a martini – and it was
absolutely delicious.  

The menu left absolutely nothing
to the imagination. There was honestly something for everyone and I really did
struggle with choosing what I wanted to eat. I umm-ed and ahh-ed over the
starters before eventually deciding on the Sweet
potato and chorizo croquettas.
Whenever I go to Spanish restaurants and
order small plates, I always opt for croquettas as one of my dishes. I think
they’re probably one of my favourite things to eat and I definitely wasn’t
disappointed with Alma’s take on them. The croquettas were crunchy on the
outside and soft and tasty in the middle. Of all the croquettas I’ve ever eaten
(and believe me, I’ve tried all different flavours of the little devils!), I
think that these were probably some of the nicest.

For the main course, as with the
starters, I had a decision to make. Eventually, I went for the Chargrilled Argentinian sirloin steak which
I do think was the right choice. The steak was cooked to perfection and was
accompanied by yam fries and a sweetcorn fritter. The portion size was perfect
and left me stuffed and incredibly content. After we’d finished eating, we took
a little Alma de Cuba quiz and spent the rest of the evening catching up with
one another and discussing just how fantastic the food was!

The entire evening flowed beautifully
and I was incredibly happy with all aspects of the evening. As it was a
Tuesday, whilst we were eating we were treated to the sounds of the Open Mic
Night, which was a really relaxing background experience. It was nice to relax
with some good food and listen to the beautiful music, with good friends. It
was really good to hear about all the different events that Alma de Cuba have
on on a weekly basis.

I’ll definitely be coming back to
Alma at some point for drinks and food: a beautiful restaurant with a vibe that
cries out with sophistication.