The recently redesigned R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant is proud to welcome a new Chef de Cuisine and an international Jazz singer to the Italian fine dining restaurant. Taking the helm of the kitchen, Chef Tonino Giglio, an Italian native with culinary experiences throughout Asia, presents a full range of flavourful, home-style Italian dishes. While in the lounge, LaDee Streeter performs classic and contemporary jazz as well as hits spanning the genres of R&B, blues, and pop during Colours of Jazz, every Tuesday through Sunday night from 8:30pm to 11:30pm.
Colours of Jazz Welcomes International Jazz Singer LaDee Streeter
Continuing the success of Colours of Jazz, LaDee Streeter will take up the mantle of lead singer starting 18 April 2017 with performances every Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30pm to 11:30pm at R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant. LaDee is sure to delight crowds with powerful renditions spanning the genres of jazz, blues, R&B and pop.
LaDee’s love affair with singing began in the church choir at a very early age. She was awed by her ability to ‘touch’ and inspire people through song. After graduating high school and attending college, LaDee ‘spread her wings’ to Los Angeles in pursuit of her show biz aspirations. Throughout her career, LaDee has performed in nightclubs, restaurants, festivals, casinos, and television shows as a featured artist and backing singer.
One special credit includes singing background for the legendary Stevie Wonder on his “Hotter Than July” album. International performing credits include 5 star hotels and nightclubs in Auckland, Osaka, Tokyo, Belgium, Shanghai, Bangkok, Dubai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, and Seoul.
LaDee’s singing style consists primarily of Jazz, Blues, & R&B. She can also very effectively deliver dance tunes, selective contemporary hip-hop and pop. Also included is the ‘very near and dear to her heart’, Gospel.
Her voice embodies a lovely, silky-smooth innocence, yet simultaneously evoking the sultriness of a seasoned veteran. And when the emotion calls for it, she can pack a vocal powerhouse punch!
Whether it’s an arena filled with thousands, or an intimate setting with just a few friends; as you witness LaDee’s performances, recorded or ‘live’; be prepared to be entertained. Her audiences are truly important to her.
Chef Tonino Giglio Presents Authentic Italian Cuisine
Recently arrived to Vietnam, Italian-born Chef Tonino Giglio is the new chef de cuisine of R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant. With experience in kitchens from around the globe including cooking in the Maldives, Singapore, China, and Italy, Chef Tonino is proud to join the culinary team at The Reverie Saigon, and bring his culinary skills and experiences to R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant.
Starting from a young age, Tonino found himself in the kitchen with his grandparents and parents helping to make dinner for family gatherings and holidays. Watching his grandmother hand make pasta, Tonino picked up essential skills only learned through careful observation and consistent practice.
However, Chef Tonino was not always destined for the kitchen. He originally set course for a career in software development and graphic design, but his passion for food and wine led to a change in direction when he returned to his hometown of Loreto, Italy, just north of Rome. In Italy, he studied culinary courses and joined the kitchen of famed food and wine publication, Gambero Rosso. At this time, his professional aspirations aligned with his passion for cooking.
Through his extensive culinary career, Chef Tonino seeked to gain a firm understanding of traditional Italian recipes as well as international cooking styles. His passion for Italian food reflects in his recipes of handmade pastas, aromatic sauces, and delicate desserts.
At R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant, Chef Tonino strives to bring an authentic Italian dining experience to guests, so they can develop an deeper understanding and passion for Italian cuisine through traditional recipes.
About R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant
Taking its name from Shakespeare’s epic romance, Romeo and Juliet, R&J stokes a similar passion in lovers of traditional Italian cuisine. Prepared under the watchful eye of Italian Chef Tonino Giglio, the menu at R&J features exquisite Italian cuisine, prepared with the finest seasonal produce and presented with flair right in the heart of Saigon.
R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant features private dining in two VIP rooms, as well as a main dining room recently renovated to feature an intimate atmosphere with private booths for two to six persons. In the lounge, enjoy live jazz performances from international singer LaDee Streeter every Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30pm to 11:30pm.
R&J Italian Lounge & Restaurant
B1 – Times Square Building
22-36 Nguyen Hue Blvd. & 57-69F Dong Khoi St.
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Lounge: 5:00pm – midnight
Restaurant: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Tel: (08) 3823 6688