Thursday, March 13, 2014

It’s An Intimate Experience
In the summer of 1967, when I was 16 years old, I fell in love. In Spain. With a dancer. I never knew her name, she never asked me mine. We were together for one night. I never felt her hand in mine, never was touched by her lips. It was better than that. She wore a red dress. She twirled her firey soul around me. For two hours, I was enthralled by her mystery and passion. She sang, she clapped, her shoes drummed the hollow wood stage. She was Flamenco.

You have a chance to find yourself thus enchanted the evening of April 11, when two great artists spin their magic in Twisp.

Eric and EncarnaciĆ²n, guitarist and dancer comprising Flamenco Seattle (, will perform on the Tappi stage during a night that will include an Andalusian-inspired dinner and Spanish wines.

After a brief, colorful explanation of Flamenco, its origins and expressions, house lights will dim and the mesmerizing EncarnaciĆ²n, accompanied by the world-class guitar artistry of her partner Eric Jaeger, will dazzle guests with two thirty minute sets of dancing, singing and playing. Dinner will follow.

Cost for the evening is $70/person, not including tax and tip. Doors open at 6:30 for a welcoming pour of sparkling wine, and appetizers. Flamenco performance will begin at 7 p.m.. Dinner will follow at 8, featuring an array of dishes, including recipes inspired by the cultures of southern Spain and the Mediterranean. Dinner wines will include varietals of old Spanish vines.

The evening is by reservation only. Join us by calling John at Tappi: 509-997-3345.