Hi there GGG jazz lovers,
Listening to: Stormy Weather – Etta James
Last Friday my boyfriend and I redeemed my best friend, Nikki’s birthday voucher for a surprise night out to N’awlins in downtown Toronto. She has a love of jazz and my boyfriend and I thought that it would be really interesting to bring her to see a live jazz band. Here was our experience!
The restaurant was covered wall to wall with photos and paintings of great jazz bands and singers. The atmosphere was romantic and full with candlelit tables.
Each martini was named after jazz singers and bands How creative!
We started with cajun crab cakes and omg, if you’re going to this location be sure to grab a few of these! 9.5/10
I had the Seafood Dream: linguine with tiger shrimp, calamari, scallops, mussels and baby clams in a white wine tomato basil sauce . 8/10
My boyfriend had the Bourbon St. Penne: bacon, chicken, and cremini mushrooms in a vodka rose sauce. 9/10
Nikki had the penne mushroom pasta: a cremini, oyster, Portobello mushroom pasta with shallots, basil and garlic. 10/10
For dessert I had the cheesecake. It was a fine cheesecake. I think it may have been the best cheesecake that I have ever tasted. There was no gritty texture in the cheese. 10/10
My boyfriend had a red velvet carrot cake. It was a very tasty cake with a fine texture covered with a cream cheese frosting. 10/10
Nikki had a chocolate truffle cake. It was a little too rich but it was still delicious. 8/10
Brooke Blackburn Trio were the live entertainment. They played in the middle of the restaurant and they were impeccable! They had a blues type jazz sound. I was impressed with the fact that were able to play most requests. We had requested from them to play Stormy Weather for my boyfriend and I and they played two special songs for Nikki. Happy Birthday and Georgia by Ray Charles.
This is a video of Brooke Blackburn Trio playing Georgia. If you listen carefully, you can hear the slight change in the song.
Overall rating: 9/10
I love how the place gave off a romantic vibe and I was so happy that the food, the atmosphere, the music was all outstanding. My only complaint would be how much of a tight squeeze it is in the restaurant but you could easily turn that around by saying it’s cozy lol.
My boyfriend and I also gave this to Nikki on the same night for Christmas. She loved it!
Happy belated birthday Nikster! Love you <3
When he went away the blues walked in and met me – Etta James, Stormy Weather
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