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January 20, 2011

Jan Elite Event: Vino & Bites!

Posted by Annie

Yelp Dublin's first Elite Event of 2011 and what an event it was! Tasty vino, scrumptious bites, amazing setting - oh we were treated to a bit of posh alright! Only the best for the Elite Squad!


Ely Bar & Brasserie dazzled our taste buds with a menu that was unique, adventurous and world class, yes Dublin can do world class food! We savoured; scallops with Clonakilty black pudding and cauliflower puree. Beetroot salmon gravadlax (a classic Scandinavian raw salmon dish) served on Guinness brown bread.... Mmm Guinness. Mini Ely burgers and chunky homemade chips.


The Yelpers were given a tour of underground cellars, one area is home to wine valued at €5,000... Thankfully no one hit their bum off them. Ameile our fantastic sommelier for the night, started the tasting with Prosecco, followed by Sepp Moser Von den Terrassen Kremstal Gruner Veltliner 2009 from Austria which is exlusive to Ely Bar & Brasserie. Next we went New World with a New Zealand Sauvigon Blanc. After white came red with an Australian L. Cherubino and we finished with a French Domaine Ollier Taillerfer Faugéres. I assure you everyone was still standing!


Ely Bar & Brasserie tailor all of their wine events to match the tastes and budgets of anyone interested in hosting one - you can host one with or without food, so its really whatever you would like to do! Check out more information on their blog!


What a fantastic way to open up 2011, thank you so much to Ely Bar & Brasserie for having us, Sharon you were terrific in helping Yelp stage this. Write all about it here! Drool over the photos taken by talented photographer Claire Nash here! And gossip like there is no tomorrow about it here!


Till next month, take care & see you on Yelp!
Annie L


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