Another rainy Friday night. (Don’t know why it was always so rainy those days…) RL, D and I came to this piano bar, called Promise, located at International Gourmet Street (near Silver Star Blvd. and Steeles). The first impression was quite good – with a huge sheet of score on the wall, a young lady playing piano. I think it’s a really good idea to have such a place to have some drinks, cocktails, wine, etc. It was around 10pm and the atmosphere was good. We were seated near the LCD TV mounted on the wall. Since RL knows the owner, he recommended a wine to us. It was a bit sweeter, but I liked it. To be honest, my knowledge of wine is limited. That’s something that I am planning to get into. Yup… no moreÂ åŠˆé…’ for me. After about half an hour, the pianist left. According to the owner, it was because that night was the first time the girl played piano there and she is quite young, so she left early. Shortly after the girl left, they played the Chinese songs and MTV on the TV. People started to play cards and other games. It was getting a bit too loud for a chat atÂ night. We were kinda disappointed since it is hard to findÂ a nice place with soft music, especially in North Toronto/Suburban. I wondered if it is because of the location… It seems that there is no market for a good piano/jazz bar around that area. This piano bar could be very elegant and classy, but became a quasi-Karaoke place.