It was a starry triple-digit night in Walnut Creek, California... but near record high temperatures couldn't keep East Bay's finest from donning their torrid Mad Men-esque wears as Yelpers sipped on old school libations and danced the night away at VeSu.
As guests entered the restaurant's minimalist, chic digs, they were greeted by a smorgasbord for the senses. In proper choose your own adventure style, would they start by puffing away on Ploom's smokeless tobacco in the Ploom Room? Or engage a bartender to concoct a Mad Men Manhattan, Blood and Sand, or classic Vesper? Should their mouth desire a tingle, IZZE sparking juice was on hand mixing bevies both alcoholic and non. Even smartphones got the royal treatment with Coveroo offering free laser engraving! To keep the buzz going elites got to swill different wine varietals compliments of Underdog Wine Merchants. Who could say no to a wine called Cupcake with some of their latest summer varietals, including their crisp Sauvignon Blanc and velvety Pinot Noir.
The swinging time didn't stop with drinks and activities, as Stephanie M reports, "I couldn't help but notice the incredible, amazing voice that lulled me to her direction: Loe & the Nastys, hot damn!" Equipped with an upright bass and full band behind her, the sexy, siren songstress, bewitched guests with her jazzy, sultry bossa nova style. Ready for a makeover, the ladies of Yelp treated their locks to transformative process. Flat hair turned into a beehive fit for the 60s and tendrils ran rampant thanks to Salon Epiffani. Even the wait staff had pearls and pumps to show off! Of course we'd be remiss without splurging on the food offerings with favorites including: smoked paprika lamb kofta with spicy harissa and sumac, black pepper glazed chicken wings with wigenburg tomatoes, watermelon-habañero gazpacho with cucumber yogurt, citrus braised pork arepas with poblano pudding, chorizo fritters and more!
Endless thanks to our amazing sponsors and VeSu staffers for hosting such a remarkable event. Everyone was dressed to the nines and donned their Mad Men best... even the wait staff sported pearls, pumps, and blazers! Extra thanks to Yelparazzi for documenting the epic evening: James M Ngo Photography and Will Anzenberger Photography. To read the reviews, check out the Yelp page and don't forget to peep the photos here!
Until next time!Monica S
East Bay Community Manager