Mario the owner and star chef of the El Paraíso Bistro in Callao Salvaje invited me to perform for his guests on Mother’s Day this year. I had already performed on Halloween 2015 and it was a great success.
We decided to use the Magic Dinner format with one slight change which I am considering keeping; blocks of guests arrive at 30 minute intervals. We were able to seat and serve the early lunch guests from 13:00 considering the laid back lifestyle here in the Canary Islands 13:00 for lunch is early.
We continued to seat guests up until about 15:30. My close-up show was a personal 8 to 12 minutes between receiving the drinks and serving the main course which was a-la-carte… We continued to serve reserved guests and a few “walk-ins” up until 21:30, so apart from a break around 16:00 i was on my feet all day… this was great.
I met some very interesting people and the personal touch was well received. There were a lot of “local” residents attending and I’ve been approached to perform at some their private functions during the year. The rest were holiday makers and they loved the personal entertainment. We had an international guest list, especially from Scandinavia, Belgium and the UK but magic is an international language…
If you’re ever in Tenerife I can recommend El Paraíso Bistro for Breakfast (10:00) Lunch and Dinner, or just a drink with a large selection of local wines from the barrel served in carafes or the wonderful selection of Polish speciality beers to go along with the local Cervezas… (closed Mondays)