More than 130 Denver Elites wound down January with a groovy wine tasting at Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria Saturday night.
Oh, what were they drinking? Five varieties of wine (from their own custom Yelp wineglasses) including Matua Sauvignon Blanc, Filus Malbec, Delas Cote Du Rhone, Lunetta Prosecco, and Mas De la Dam Gourmade Rouge, and a tasty little cocktail made from Root liquor (hailing from the northeast) cardamom, muddled orange, lemon zest with a splash of soda.
Nick and Jim from Red Turtle Music jammed some amazing tunes while everybody noshed on delicious apps including smoked salmon stuffed with arugula pesto mascarpone topped with a sprinkle of black sea salt, roaring 40's blue cheese strawberries wrapped with a chive, crispy speck topped with a sweet potato puree, toasted pepitas and a balsamic drizzle, and assorted truffles. Can you say, YUM?
Elites also donated nearly $400 to Project Angel Heart, a local organization that provides meals free of charge to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Nice work, Elite Squad!
Special thanks to Adam Russell for taking all the photographic evidence of the evening, to Think Big Solutions for printing that informative and glossy menu card, Mop Factory Salon for donating a complimentary 'do to our raffle winner, and extra big thanks to Cookies in Bloom for an an adorable Valentine's-themed cookie arrangement, also for the raffle.
(See you on or off Yelp, as Doug Y likes to say)