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If music is the food of love, then one North East eatery has diners doubly covered.

Starting on Friday (June 26), the Brasserie at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, will be hosting a series of special events combining fine food and live music.

The Sound of Summer evenings, organised by 1879 Events Management, will offer visitors the chance to enjoy a themed three course dinner and drinks, all set to a specially selected soundtrack of jazz or blues.

The Gin and Jazz evening, running on June 26 and August 28, includes live jazz and cocktails, served with a menu of gin and dill cured salmon, chicken stuffed with herb mousseline and citrus lemon tart with gin and tonic ice cream.

Then, on July 31 and September 25, visitors can take a trip to the Deep South, with a night of Bourbon and Blues, including a sizzling American style menu, which will be announced nearer the time.

Steve Welch, Executive Head Chef at 1879 Events Management, which also manages private and corporate events at National Glass Centre said: “Food and music go so well together and it’s been great devising menus that will complement the jazz and blues to help enhance the diners’ overall experience.”

Bookings are now being taken for all four Sounds of Summer events, with both Gin and Jazz and Bourbon and Blues priced at £25 per person.

For more information call National Glass Centre Brasserie on 0191 5155555, email info@nationalglasscentre.com or follow @NGC_Brasserie on Twitter.  Bookings can also be made at http://shop.nationalglasscentre.com/ecs/product/sounds-of-the-summer-gin-and-jazz or http://shop.nationalglasscentre.com/ecs/product/sounds-of-the-summer-bourbon-and-blues.