Bébé La La – 1629 Club

Live in the 1629 Club

Bébé La La features singer-songwriter, guitarist, and violist Alicia Ultan and vocalist-accordionist Maryse Lapierre, who is originally from Quebec, Canada. Combining Maryse’s French influences with Alicia’s original folk-Americana inspired ‘art’ songs, Bébé La La boasts a unique and lovely repertoire that highlights their signature “stunning” harmonies, rhythmic lilts and rich melodies accompanied by Alicia on viola and guitar, and Maryse on accordion and harmonium.


Formed in 2010, the duo has performed throughout Albuquerque and surrounding areas, including at the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque Old Town, the Corrales Harvest Festival, AMP Concerts’ library series, for the Regional Arts Council in Truth or Consequences, for the Hillsboro Music Series in Hillsboro NM, and at many other venues. Their first full-length CD, High Wire, recorded at Wall of Sound Studios in Albuquerque, is a collection of nine original songs by Ultan plus one French ballad by Catherine Le Forestier. The album features renowned special guests, including trumpeter, Bobby Shew; and saxophonist, Javon Jackson; as well other special guests.


David Steinberg of the Albuquerque Journal called Bébé La La “a breath of fresh air” with vocal harmonies that are “bright and inviting” and songs that are “crisp and compelling.” Writer, Mel Minter of Musically Speaking writes, “Beautifully produced by John Wall and Bébé La La, and recorded and engineered by Wall at his Wall of Sound Studio, the tunes on High Wire face down a variety of difficult situations—from income inequality on the political front to trying love affairs on the personal front—on the strength of mesmeric harmonies and a spunky equilibrium.

Holiday Treats & Wine Pairings

Jingle bells, snowflakes, twinkling lights and chilly air….the most magical time of the year is here!

Join us on Sunday December 9th for a special Casa Rondeña wine tasting.
We will be doing a full wine flight paired with fun holiday treats!
Wine pairings will be available from 12-7 pm, while supplies last. No reservations needed.
~ Open to the Public ~

French Nights – L’hiver et le vin brûlé- Winter and mulled wine

Come warm up by the fire while sipping some house-made mulled wine, as we talk about the cold, the winter, and practice our conditional tense en français!  Can you say “Were I to go to Québec in the winter, I would go snowshoeing” in French?

 

Mulled wine available for $5 

Please join us at Casa Rondeña Winery from 5:30-7pm for our winter French Night series!  As always, we’ll enjoy some French study, wine, culture, and songs in French!  We’ll be joined by a guest musician- Malcolm Moore on guitar, or Alicia Ultan on guitar and viola, for some songs led by Maryse.

Open to all levels!

Enjoy the beautiful winery and gorgeous grounds, while sipping an award winning local wine in good company! Well-behaved minors welcome; non-alcoholic beverages available.  

Some people have said that they can’t come because they can’t sing…  Please come enjoy the music; singing is optional, not mandatory!


$25 + tax per person, $20 + tax per person for wine club members

This includes your first glass of wine, and cheese and crackers!  

Please note:  The dates have changed this season, French Night is not always on the first and third Wednesdays, so please double-check!  🙂

On the 3rd Wednesday, we also have a special French food item available for purchase.  The Club is now open on Wednesdays for pizza and tapas as well, so if you come for French night, you also get Club access that night even if you’re not a member yet!

Chef Jerome’s Farmhouse Dinner

Autumn is officially upon us! The leaves have changed, balloons come and gone and now the warmth of the fire brings us together again. Come and enjoy six unique courses celebrating fall with Chef Jerome’s Farmhouse dinner. It’s an ode to the wholesome things in life: Good Food, Good Friends and Good Wine. We would love to host you in the East Wing of the 1629 Club. The fire will be crackling and the vino will be flowing. See you there!!

** This event is for wine club members only **

1st Course
Smoked Charcuterie Platter
cured meats + aged cheeses
Paired with 2016 Meritage

2nd Course
Creamy Chicken & Corn Chowder
local sweet corn + smoked carrots + Minnesota wild rice
Paired with 2017 Viognier

3rd Course
Local Mixed Greens Salad
local honey-dijon vinaigrette + Tipperary Irish cheddar + local apples + rye croutons
Paired with 2016 La Copine

4th Course
Beer Braised Sausage
garlic sauteed local onion + bell pepper
Paired with Marble Red Ale

5th Course
Smoked Ribeye
8oz Arizona beef + pancetta smashed fingerling potatoes + parmesan roasted Brussel sprouts + toasted hazelnuts + blue-horseradish-maple cream sauce
Paired with 2016 Syrah

6th Course
American Apple Pie
smoked cheddar + local vanilla ice cream + local apples
Paired with Gruet 2011 Sauvage

$100 per person + tax

20% gratuity will be added

** This event is for wine club members only **

Images of food are just a representation of what the food might look like.
The food on the day of the event may look different.

November Sunday Brunch

Good Food, Good Friends and Good Wine. Autumn is officially upon us! The leaves have changed, balloons come and gone and now the warmth of the fire brings us together again. We would love to host you in the East Wing of the 1629 Club. The fire will be crackling and the vino will be flowing. Join us for an amazing Sunday Brunch! ** This event is Open to the Public. **

1st Course

Spiced Holiday Pear Puff Pastry

Dalmatia Fig Jam and Nutmeg Creme Fraiche

Paired With La Copine


2nd Course

Baked Egg Croissant

Local Mushroom, Spinach and Irish Cheddar Cream Sauce

Paired With Meritage


3rd Course

Red Chile Salmon Lox

Citrus Salad & Edible Flowers

  Paired With Cab Franc


4th Course

Blood Orange Bread Pudding

Aromatic Whipped Cream & Zested Lemon Preserve

Paired With Gruet “Kir Bellini”


$60 per person + tax

20% gratuity will be added

** This event is Open to the Public. **

Images of food are just a representation of what the food might look like.
The food on the day of the event may look different.