Diners’ delight

Crane’s Director of Marketing Joanna Robinson (left) Stefan Walcott (second left) General Manager Michael Phillips (third left) Rosemary Phillips (fifth) left posing with members of the band.

It was so good. It’s true.

Jazz at The Crane last night was good and the food was superb. The sultry Rosemary Phillips, backed by the Stefan Walcott Quartet, was in good voice and delighted the diners.

The three-course menu that featured roasted duck, seafood pasta and delectable desserts, was the perfect fit for the performers’ repertoire that included Fever, Barbados My Island of Dreams, Night and Day, and Gabby’s Bridgetown.

Director of Marketing Joanna Robinson told Barbados TODAY that around 1920 until the 1950s, the Crane’s ballroom, which used to be known as The Casino, was the place to go for dinner and dancing with a band on a Saturday night.

“We thought that to celebrate the 125th [anniversary] we should definitely bring back that kind of a feel to The Pavilion Ballroom with a paid event with live music,” she explained.

Phillips’ relationship with the Crane started when she filmed the Barbados Style Guide at the St. Philip resort in 2010.

Robinson said: “When she expressed an interest in being the performer for the series of events we jumped and that opened the door to the Stefan Walcott quartet to be the backing band, which is great… Nice dinner, great music, something that will take you back to that time when a good quality live band coming in and playing when you’re having dinner.”

The next Elegant Evening of Dinner and Sultry Jazz will be held on Valentine’s Day while another one was being planned for March.

The director also noted that the several of their residents were staying at the resort at this time and they were “very, very pleased” with the event.

Robinson also shared that they were looking to do more diverse events at the Crane for their guests and Barbadians. (DS)

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