Well, this is a very interesting and really quite special night. Established in Italy for more than 15 years and now here for the second time in London, CantinaJazz is described by the founders as “a multi-sensory event where tasting fine wines and listening to Jazz fuse together into a whole new, mesmerizing, experience.” Three fine wines from an Award-winning Tuscan vineyard will be presented, one at a time, throughout the evening, effectively splitting the night in to three distinct sections, each with its own food, wine and music. Each wine has its own distinctive character and both the food and music served with that wine have been chosen to mirror its taste, personality and history, creating a unique experience that marries wine, food and music into one “characterful” whole.
The featured wines will be supplied by the acclaimed Usiglian del Vescovo vineyard, an outstanding producer located in the countryside of Pisa, close to the small but charming town of Palaia dating back to the 11th century. For the “foodies” amongst you, we will start with an easy-drinking “Il Sangiosé 2015“, a characterful but gentle rosé, followed by a “Chianti Superiore 2013“, one of the best realizations of the most famous Tuscan red wines: the Chianti. The third and last segment of our fascinating and unique adventure will revolve around the sublime “Il Barbiglione 2011“, a confident and robust red wine.
The music will be provided by a singer who is a very old hand at this, having presented many such evenings in his native Italy, the excellent Emiliano Loconsolo, accompanied by a terrific UK-based quintet: Graham Harvey (piano), Dave O’Higgins (tenor sax), Calum Gourlay (double bass), and Josh Morrison (drums). Emiliano will be performing classic jazz standards to go with each segment of the evening, from swing tunes for the first wine, through blues for the second to vocalese and world-music-influenced arrangements for the shiraz. To complement the wine and music, we have asked our wonderful Italian chef Guillermo Farro (known affectionately here as “Gully”) to put together a special Italian menu, with a selection of wonderful, homemade dishes for each section of the evening to include Fish soup, Pasta with Norma sauce, and Roast lamb rump with mashed sweet potatoes (as well as suitable vegetarian options for each course).
Although it may sound a little “highbrow” that’s certainly not the intention, in true 606 style the idea of the evening is just to have some fun and get to hear some good music, drink some great wine and eat some terrific food – very much like any other night…just with a bit of a twist. For all the participants, there is the opportunity to buy these fantastic wines through the online shop: www.bellavitashop.co.uk with a special discount code, valid until the end of the year.
This event is sponsored by the Pisa Chamber of Commerce and the University of Pisa, which would like to present the newly created “International Master in Healthy Food”.
£50/head incl food, wine & music. Booking advised: via web site – www.606club.co.uk or call: (+44) 020 7352 5953
For any further information please visit wwww.cantinajazz.com or feel free to call the 606Club, (+44) 020 7352 5953.