A perfect Cosmopolitan and that night with John Legend

23 february 2015

Let's tell the truth: if you want to live in a magic place like Val d'Orcia, consider that it's not free. There is a price to pay. For instance, social life. Especially for young people, social life has some limitations: there aren't many places where you can meet new people, where you can listen to live music or where you can spend a whole night dancing! 
One of the few exceptions is “Il Barrino” (literally translated: the Small Bar), at Bagno Vignoni (www.ilbarrino.it): a small and charming  place where you can drink excellent cocktails, prepared by very professional barmen and barladies. My favorite one is Cosmopolitan (blame Carrie, Samantha & Co!) but also Negroni and Mojito are just perfect! Every Thursday night, you can listen to live jazz and blues music with many different bands: on a musical evening Il Barrino can be really crowded, with locals but also with foreigners.

Just during one of these evenings, last September, a special couple arrived at Il Barrino: the people who were there didn't take too long to recognize John Legend, accompanied by his beautiful wife. John, who had just had dinner in a restaurant at Bagno Vignoni, had first a drink, then he was persuaded to sing a song.
In front of an astonished audience, he sang “All of me”, accompanied by the band playing that night, the most excited than everybody else. So, you see… this also can happen in Val d'Orcia. You go out with your friends for a drink and some music, and you find yourself applauding John Legend...