Friday, 26 March 2010 16:57
When Sweet Lime started its monthly Wine and Jazz series almost a year ago, there were more than just a few detractors. Many commented that Trinbagonian patrons would not be “sophisticated” enough to appreciate the finely cultured wine or elegant soothing grooves.
If even one of those critics had made it on the avenue Wednesday night, any reservations would be put to rest.
Guests were treated to complimentary Bolla Chianti, provided by Hand Arnold Trinidad Ltd. which was set on elegantly dressed tables and the bustling wait staff showed that the food was not shy in leaving the kitchen. Among the stylish guests there were more than a few notable faces. Mr. Francis Prime and Ken “Professor” Philmore made it to the stage before a packed restaurant and lit up the stage for a night worthy of the term “memorable.” Francis Prime’s son, Joash, was invited to play a soulful ballad aptly named the “Wedding Song” to an enraptured audience.
But the true heart of the evening began when the performers not billed for the event took the stage and were joined by an all too enthusiastic Mr. Prime and Professor for a set that no one could walk away from. Gail Valentine, Jenlly, David Baptiste and Laureston Special sang, swayed and snapped with a practiced hand for renditions which ranged from the fiery to the smooth. By ten, the tables remained full and so did the sidewalk of pedestrians who stopped to enjoy this unforgettable evening.
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