Absinthe in a French Affair at Le Canard

Please note this show is sold out.

Joburg diners are in for a treat when Cito and Paul E Flynn, two of the country’s finest power-house performers, can be seen on one stage as Absinthe.

Back by incredible popular demand after their sell-out inaugural performance at Le Canard late last year, they will again perform at this award-winning upscale Sandton restaurant on Saturday 25 February, in an evening themed “French Affair”.

Absinthe is the acoustic rock collaboration between the lead singers of WONDERboom and Sugardrive, Cito and Paul E Flynn, where they have taken a supper club approach to some of your favourite songs from the last century. The concept is simple. No originals, just covers.

The fusion of these two uniquely diverse voices will be accompanied by acoustic guitars in an awesome show ranging from great alternative classics to contemporary favourites. Cito and Paul pay tribute to a way of life with their own unique signature performances in a relaxed, unplugged style ideally suited for this cosy setting.

In keeping with their innovative soiree concepts, hosts Le Canard will present a menu themed on “French Affair”: tantalizing French dishes, with a dash or two of Absinthe liqueur. Expect to fall in love with traditional fare, fused with ultra-modern notes, in the 4-course mouth-watering menu, with choices. Over and above an informal Absinthe tasting, guests will enjoy a selection of wines specially imported from France, notably from the Bordeaux and Languedoc Roussillon regions.

Says Cito; “We finally get to live up to our French and sophisticated name! When Paul and I first spoke about how and where we wanted Absinthè to perform, we envisaged playing at cosy restaurants that had character and atmosphere. Our first performance at Le Canard last October was such a blast for us and immediately became a firm favourite, so we’re thrilled to have been ask to return as our duo performance lends itself ideally to a more intimate performance in this wonderful restaurant.”

Their programme will include easily recognisable hits that the audience love, including Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen), Clocks (Coldplay), On Call (Kings of Leon),Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve), Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division) to name a few.

Added to the bill will be brand new renditions, performed for the very first time by Absinthe, of other all-time classics like Who Wants to Live Forever (Queen), Condemnation (Depeche Mode) and a few other surprises that will blow the guests away, all culminating in an unforgettable evening of great music alongside fine wining and dining.

A wide selection of these musical numbers are available on Absinthe’s recently released album, “A Rendezvous at Nirvana”; which will also be on sale on the evening.

The “Absinthe @ Le Canard” experience on Saturday 25 February is a magnificent entertainment option for the mature, discerning audience. The ticket price of R380 is all inclusive of the performance, 4-course menu, liqueurs and French wines.

Booking is essential as seating is limited for this one night only musical journey experience. Their first show at Le Canard sold out within a week of bookings opening, so ensure you book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information, follow the links alongside.

2012-02-14 00:00:00 2012-02-25 18:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg Absinthe in a French Affair at Le Canard http://www.joburg.co.za/absinthe-in-a-french-affair-at-le-canard/ 163, Rivonia Road, Morningside, , 0, 0, Joburg.co.za lecanard@icon.co.za

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