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Sebastien Verrier

At 34, Paris born Sébastien Verrier is often younger than some of the wines he serves. However, his youth has not prevented him from garnering a stellar reputation as a sommelier, one who relishes in the “always learning, always tasting, always working on the palate” associated with his profession. It is a profession he entered when he was only 15 as a sommelier’s assistant at Paris’s Michelin-starred Les Clos Longchamps. Verrier balanced his duties there with earning a bachelor degree in wine stewardship.

Having begun to master wine, he became equally determined to learn English, so after two years as second sommelier at the famed Michelin one-star Le Jardin in Paris, he headed for London and a position as captain/sommelier at Mon Plaisir Restaurant.

Wanderlust, which often accompanies wine expertise because of its global nature, had set in by 1998. Verrier set his sights on New York City, where he spent a year as a captain at Les Trois Jeans before taking off for Australia and an exploration of its viniculture.

Verrier joined the Biltmore team in the fall of 1999 where he oversaw the wine lists at La Palme d’Or and the 1200 Restaurant & Courtyard, as well as wine pairings for all the hotel’s winemaker-theme dinners. After 12 years at the Biltmore, he became a partner of W Wine Boutique in January 2011.

 

How it works…

musimelange comes 2U: U choose the location and completely customize the evening with the artistic director, to leave Ur special touch on the following 3 parts:

ACT a wine tasting or any kind of national drink you’d like to taste (vodka, tequila, whisky etc…).

ACT a brief concert of chamber music (Sonata, Trio, Quartet etc…) with or without piano.

ACT a time for gourmet delights.

 

If you have a concept in mind, great! If not, we can work with you to create a unique and unforgettable evening that will be the talk of the town.

We will be glad to sit down with you and craft Ur musimelange experience into an elegant affair.


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A typical evening

art basel @ the m buidingTonight is a champagne tasting…

The evening begins as you enter the home of a dear friend to encounter a professional sommelier who can walk you through the beguiling subtleties that await your palate, and can respond with suggestions for other vintages you may enjoy so that you can build your own champagne collection.

The host then invites you to retire to the salon, introducing you to world-class musicians who have prepared an intimate concert of chamber music just for you.  Using the champagne as inspiration, they perform a concert of effervescent music that delights and uplifts your spirt.  Since there is no stage, the musicians interact with you, responding to your questions and desires, causing you to experience music in a way that you never before thought possible.  Like every vintage of champagne differs one from another, each performance of a fine piece of music has a different interpretation; the musicians will share their approach and make you a part of it.

A wonderful concert, but your glass is empty!  The charming and knowledgable sommelier comes to the rescue, refilling it with your favorite bubbly of the evening.  Thanks to scrumptious hors d’oeuvres prepared to enhance and complement your champagne, you’ve left your cares behind and can simply enjoy the company of your closest friends; the end of an evening that you’re sure to remember for a long time.


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Anne Chicheportiche | The Founder

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Anne Chicheportiche is a French violinist who embraces many cultural influences. She strives for balanced energy and harmony.
An advocate for elegance and beauty, she believes that these are essential ingredients for classical music.
Her dynamic and colorful violin playing displays her desire to make performances feel fresh and alive!
Her goal for musimelange is to invigorate your soul by experiencing classical music, unique culinary adventures and sophisticated wine & spirits.

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♬LISTEN: Guillaume Lekeu – Violin & Piano Sonata – 1st movement

 

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Welcome to musimelange!

It is a pleasure to welcome you to musimelange.com.

Over the years spent traveling and living in different parts of the world, many opportunities arose for me to meet wonderful musicians and extremely talented artists.  Today I am honored to introduce you to their amazing talents and love for beautiful music making with you. Through the MISO’s Strategic Alliance Program, musimelange will bring exceptional soloists into your home.

Coming from a French family, the appreciation for great wine, gourmet food and elegant fashion is deeply rooted in my lifestyle.  I am proud to present to you brilliant sommeliers who will guide your palettes through the world of wine and spirit and talented chefs who will prepare with their magical hands little bites of gourmet delights.

An evening of high-quality music and memorable tastings can’t be complete without the elegance of musicians wearing designers’ clothes. I will, specially for the event, select a designer that will reflect the perfect harmony with the concert experience. This eloquent “mélange” of beauty is ready for you!

I look forward to customizing your concert experience. To all of you thank you for visiting our website, welcome and enjoy beautiful times with us.

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the M building

 

The M Building is a unique event space, showroom, and art gallery. Formerly a 1950’s manufacturing warehouse, the building has been impeccably restored by award-wining architect Chad Oppenheim with attention to detail and consideration to maintain it’s unique design integrity. The distinctive property is in the heart of Wynwood Art District, adjacent to the Miami Design District, and conveniently one block from the Rubell Family Collection.

The 12,000 square feet two-story structure comprises 5 gallery spaces and a tropical garden for spectacular outdoor entertaining. A formal living space and a garden terrace have been designed by prominent, international interior designer Chahan Minassian. An adjacent, serving kitchen features Angela Garcia’s Lovely Daze Desserts for your catering needs.

This tropical modernist structure offers a unique setting for private events, corporate receptions, shows, and family celebrations.

The Miami Symphony Orchestra

With The Miami Symphony Orchestra and their soloists, musimelange is committed to bringing a live concert of artistic excellence into your home.

 

The Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) is considered a decisive contributor to Miami’s cultural fabric.

Ambitious, accomplished and respected far beyond the city’s boundaries, the symphony enjoys the status of a Major Cultural Organization.

With national and world premiers becoming more common, the MISO is a source of growing local pride and support.

Since 2006, the symphony’s baton has been in the hands of Maestro Eduardo Marturet, a Venezuelan composer and conductor acclaimes on three continents.

Steinway Piano Gallery

musimelange is devoted in bringing high-quality concerts into your home.  If you have the desire of having a piano for your evening, we can arrange that!  Our partner at the Steinway Gallery located in Coral Gables will deliver a piano to your home that would fit perfectly in your salon.


Providing unmatched expertise and dedication to the finest service for music lovers, teachers, students, and the community at large, Steinway Piano Gallery Coral Gables is proud to represent Steinway & Sons throughout the greater Miami-Dade County.

With its beautiful 6,000 square-foot showroom including a 90-seat performance space, Steinway Piano Gallery Coral Gables is home to the largest selection of Steinway and Steinway-designed instruments, the Boston and Essex pianos, in Southern Florida.

 

Lovely Daze Macarons

 

Lovely Daze Desserts tm (LDD) is a dessert gourmet company based in Miami, Florida founded by Chef Patissiere Angela Garcia.

Under Angela’s leadership Lovely Daze Desserts tm develops, manufactures and sells gourmet delicacies made daily from scratch, using the highest quality natural ingredients and a balanced mix of traditional French culinary techniques and Angela’s talented experimentation.

The melt-in-your-mouth texture of these delightful little treats makes Lovely Daze Macarons the perfect companion for ice cream or sorbet, coffee or tea, wine or champagne.

 

 

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