With the first signs of spring in the air we were delighted to host our first concert for 2015 at the restaurant on the 5th March and what a wonderful event it proved to be. Following the succesful harp recitals by acclaimed harpist Ieuan Jones last autumn we arranged for renowned Cuban guitarist, Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas to perform. Ahmed is one of the finest young performers of the Cuban Classical Guitar School and moved to the UK 9 years ago to pursue his career. Since arriving on these shores he has performed at the Royal Albert Hall and made regular appearances on BBC Radio.
The 45 tickets sold out weeks in advance and as the doors to the restaurant opened guests eagerly arrived for a welcoming glass of wine. Served in the comfortable lounge area on our first floor there was an opportunity to relax and catch up with friends before being invited to take their seats in the grand surroundings of the Stag Room, our largest private dining room. With the vaulted, beamed ceiling and soft lighting it provide the perfect ambience for Ahmeds performance.
Ahmed entertained the room for over an hour before joining guests in the downstairs restaurant for a 2 course dinner. Thank you to everyone that attended and helped make the evening so memorable. We already have a series of other events lined up at the restaurant in the coming months with an Australian & New Zealand Wine Tasting Dinner taking place on the 15th April.