It was a night full of all-but-regrettable indulgences for well-dressed Columbus yelpers this weekend. More than 80 attended Yelp's Sweet Serenade at Sugardaddy's Sumptuous Sweeties to sample a towering spread of brownies, blondies, brownie truffles, biscotti and cheesecake slices while sipping wine and chatting it up with fellow Elites. "Yes, yes, and more yes," exclaims Tara B. "This was everything I could have possibly wanted in an Elite event and more."
"I'm not ashamed to say I'm basking in the afterglow of an array of sumptuous sweeties," shines Berae M. "I could sooner pick a favorite exotic flower than a favorite Sugardaddy offering… The owners' passion and attention to detail really shines through in every piece… I can't wait for an excuse to return."
Yea, "the sweets were good," chimes in Luke T, "but I have to say, I think the highlight for me might have been the 10-year-old Port from Signature Wines. The lovely ladies made me go get chocolate to pair with the port, and neither disappointed."
To complement the decadent desserts, four Ohio wineries – Brother's Drake Mead, Camelot Cellars, Shamrock Vineyards and Signature Wines – were on site pouring perfectly paired wines. Julie P is "still in shock over finding Ohio wines she really liked," while self-proclaimed wine-o, Michelle K, "will never complain about learning about the wonderful wineries in Columbus."
Providing a salty escape, brezel – maker of Bavarian-style, hand-rolled pretzels – brought scores of their savory minis! Christiana C predicts "those brezel pretzels and I are going to be best friends. Brezel has no choice in the matter, because those mini pretzel bites were meant to meet my face!" And let us not forget to recognize our dapper duo – led by Chase Potter – who were responsible for the serenading. Christiana C goes on to ask, "Did anybody else catch that the musicians started playing an extremely classy version of "Freebird?" Because I did and I'm really happy it happened."
"Delicious sweets, delicious wine, awesome folks, swag bags, doggie bags, great music... A perfect event," concludes Brett P.
Thanks to all our amazing sponsors for sharing their passion and craft! If you attended but have yet to write a review, what are you waiting for? I'd love to hear your feedback! And be sure to check out your smiling faces in some of the photos captured by Joel from J Alexander Photography on Flickr.