CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Cheshire Life today CLICK HERE

Russell Watson at the Opera Grill in Chester

PUBLISHED: 00:00 20 July 2017

Russell Watson

Russell Watson


Russell Watson delights diners at a glamorous black tie occasion in Chester.

It was an occasion that oozed glamour: the ‘People’s Tenor’ Russell Watson singing operatic arias at one of Cheshire’s glitziest venues while an elegantly attired crowd dined on fine food and wines.

Opera Grill, on Pepper Street, in Chester, pulled out all the stops to make it an occasion to remember. Guests were greeted with champagne and cocktails while being serenaded by ‘String Infusion’ - musicians who looked as beautiful as they sounded.

The world-renowned tenor, who now lives in Wilmslow, was undoubtedly the star attraction but there were many murmurs of appreciation for the menu, created by Individual Restaurants’ chefs. The feast began with dressed Isle of Man crab, followed by Las Pampas Aberdeen Angus corn-fed sirloin steak and then chocolate delice with honeycomb and lime sorbet.

Russell, who has sung for royalty, Pope John Paul 11 and two US presidents received a rapturous welcome. His songs included operatic favourites and standards from the American songbook.

Individual Restaurants - who own Piccolino, The Restaurant Bar & Grill, Gino D’Acampo My Restaurants and Bank - regularly present music at Opera Grill. Russell’s night has whetted the appetite for more combinations of food and music.

More from Out & About

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Static caravan ownership numbers in Wales are some of the highest in the UK, we take a look at one of the most acclaimed caravan parks in the country which has become the holiday home destination of choice for the rich and famous.

Read more
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Autumn heralds a time of change for our birds. Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Adam Linnet explains what to look out

Read more

Liverpool has always buzzed, even in its darker days, but today it’s booming, and underpinning the resurgence are institutions with roots deep in the Merseyside soil

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Expect all the luxury and high standards of a 5-star service with the advantages of a personal touch.

Read more
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

With the edge of the Peak District just a few miles to the east, Stockport is often overlooked as a walking destination. These set of walks should help you discover the beautiful scenery and fascinating history of the area.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

Local Business Directory

Property Search