A night with the Pink Martini

I can’t really remember when was the first time that I heard the music of the Pink Martini but I do remember the gentle voice of China Forbes, and the wild piano of Thomas Lauderdale. I remember there was always a “rude” trumpet as well!

What a band!


I had to wait more than 10 years and on May 27th 2014, I had the opportunity to see them performing live in Bahrain. It was as I expected; an old school band that are producing music from everything!

They sing in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Arabic, Russian and Japanese blending the sounds uniquely.

That night in Bahrain the Pink Martini had with them on stage a living legend; the Japanese singer Saori Yuki. Together they released the album 1969 , in 2011. Another great surprise for me was that their newest member in the band is a young greek musician, Antonis Andreou.


I am sure that the Pink Martini will continue surprising us with their music. I cannot wait to see whats next !

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Explore their music and their story on: http://pinkmartini.com/

Here are my favourite songs

Gourmet Bahrain #Bushido & #Masso

Bahrain is a small island located in the Persian Gulf. You will need to zoom in a lot in the google maps in order to see its real dimensions. Therefore, Bahrain is my favourite country in the Gulf as the people are probably the friendliest arabs you will ever meet.

I have visited Bahrain many times the past year and I had the chance to dine in the most special restaurants. Today I am sharing with you my top two places to dine in Bahrain.



Bushido is created by the Buddha Bar legacy. It is located beside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, one of the oldest and largest hotels in Bahrain. It is an absolutely huge restaurant, with a main dining area, bar area, private dining, terrace and shisha place. In Bushido you can enjoy great asian cuisine and the finest sushi in town !

Do not forget to visit the bar area and try the special cocktails! If you are lucky you will see the bartenders setting the bar literally on fire by giving a great fire show!

Explore and Book at: http://www.bushido.com.bh/

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Masso Restaurant

Before leaving from Bahrain do not miss the opportunity to visit Masso! Located in The Palace Boutique Hotel, the Masso restaurant is a true Italian miracle. Inspired by the mediterranean way of life the decoration will travel you to the houses of Tuscany and the flavours will offer you a real Italian experience.

Start your dinner with the antipasti and continue with the main dishes. All the dishes are exquisite; because all their products are fresh and cooked with love. Do not forget to assort your dinner with a wine , as in Masso you will find a great wine selection from all over the world.

Do not forget to make a reservation before you go as Masso is fully booked every night!

Explore and Book at: http://massorestaurant.com/

massobychefsusy    Masso