On Wednesday night, April 20, VH1 Save The Music threw its second Musically Mastered Menu event of the year at Calcasieu, raising proceeds to restore instrumental music programs in schools. This intimate event was headlined by rap & reggae musical duo R. City, with a special menu created by Chef Donald Link, as inspired by R. City’s music.
The St. Thomas musicians rocked the house with a set of tracks from their new album What Dreams Are Made Of, including “Locked Away”, “Checking For You” and “Don’t You Worry,” and a medley of smash hits they’ve penned including “We Can’t Stop” (Miley Cyrus) and “Pour It Up” (Rihanna).
In between songs, R. City talked about the importance of music education. They had the room give VH1 Save The Music a round of applause, saying, “Music education is so important for us to keep alive. To be here for this tonight is a true blessing.”
Chef Link’s three course, all-passed menu included Lechon Asado, Congri, West Indies Fried Chicken with Pepper Vinegar, and Shrimp and Okra Curry. Chef also spoke about the importance of keeping music in schools, connecting it to the creativity he feels toward food.“Food saved me. When I’m cooking, I feel safe, good, passionate – it’s an escape. That’s what music does too for many people,” said Chef Link.
We had a blast at this fabulous event, not only was the food and the venue amazing, but we got to learn more about the great cause the VH1 Save The Music Foundation supports. And we even got to meet the artist and chat a bit about how they started out and the music they have produced for other artists. We also shared with them a few of our favorite New Orleans spots for them to visit before leaving town.