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National holiday, 1st August

On Wednesday August 1st, Lugano will once again be putting on a magical fireworks display to celebrate National Day. This fascinating event of spectacular light and colour is truly unique and unforgettable

and will attract people from all over the world. In honour of the occasion, Chef Mauro Grandi will prepare a delicious gourmet dinner to complete the poetry of the evening.

Elegant and welcoming, THE VIEW Fine Dining Restaurant offers its’ customers delicious dishes using the best local ingredient and these gastronomic specialties can be accompanied by a fine selection of wines.

This year, in addition to offering an exclusive gala dinner, THE VIEW Lugano will open its terrace to those who wish to enjoy the fireworks display from a unique position, while at the same time enjoying a selection of gourmet desserts and a glass of bubbly.

Jazz pianist David Paquette will be playing for guests throughout the evening in an exclusive concert.

David Paquette

On Thursday the 4th of July, the internationally renowned Jazz pianist David Paquette will be playing during a Gourmet Cocktail at THE VIEW Lugano. Don’t miss this wonderful event.  

David Paquette, born on March 25th 1950 in the USA, is a well-known American jazz pianist who has recorded more than 45 records. Some highlights of his career include the European Jazz Circuit Tour, the creation and direction of a twenty-year annual jazz festival on Waiheke Island in New Zealand, and his musical direction at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, Australia. David Paquette is also one of the founding pillars of the Ascona Jazz Festival, where he presides and directs all the editions.

Paquette’s first steps as a professional musician saw him performing in the most exclusive clubs of Chicago, New York, Bevery Hills and Aspen, Colorado. During his travels he got to know the most illustrious jazz music personalities and embraced the frenetic night life typical of the world of blues.

In 1984, Paquette became the musical director for Spike Milligan throughout Australia. Captured by the beauty of Waiheke Island, Paquette returned to New Zealand to settle.

Today he dedicates much of his time to his Charitable Trust, the “Paquette Jazz Foundation” which supports both emerging and existing talents through a scholarship, a mentoring program and a musical retreat on Waiheke Island.