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March 11, 2011

Calgary Elites Ring In Spring With A Festival Of Colour

Posted by Wendy

What happens when you put 50-odd yelpers in a room with amazing food and stellar drinks? Marvelous Mango Shiva magic! That’s what. The Yelp Elite Squad and guests ignited their senses and destroyed their inhibitions with the new spring food and cocktail menu at Mango Shiva. Killer live music and temporary body art with an on-site henna artist rounded out an already impressive event.

March blog 1
Street clothes and saris alike appeared to welcome in spring with a Festival of Colour. From mussels to meatballs, yelpers feasted on impressive eats from a not-yet-released spring food menu. Set to make its appearance in April, it incorporates more local, seasonal and organic ingredients, while presenting a diverse sampling of the Indian sub continent. The “standout” dish for yelper Lana W was the potato dish. Yum!

March Blog 2
Besides filling themselves with food, Elites sipped some sensational spirits. Ryan M raves: “The new cocktail selection is beyond amazing. The pomogranate and rose water martini.. awesome. But the most amazing item of the night was the Ginger Mule cocktail! Tons of lime, gingerbeer and vodka. So fresh!”

Musicians wowed the crowd with sublime sounds of a zither-like instrument and hand-drum duo from atop a table-turned-stage.

March Blog 3
Local henna artist, Susan from Carefully Crafted Henna Designs, delighted guests with artwork of flowers, peacocks and other intricate patterns. All the while, Dave Blaine of Voyager Photography snapped snazzy photos of yelpers, venue and food alike.

March Blog 4
In the words of Angelo T: “Oh I'll be back Mango Shiva...I'll be back...

Want a first-hand read? Check out the party reviews or take a peek at the photos. See you at the next event!

SYOY,

 

Wendy P
Community Manager

Yelp Calgary

Comments

Vi An Diep

Great article Wendy, thank you for the great musical praise ! I am one of those musicians that evening. My name is Vi An Diep (on the "zheng" Asian long zither instrument), Rory Stephen Dolinski (on the tabla).

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