Yelp Elites were invited to enjoy a very swish cocktail reception at The Capital Grille the Sunday before a national holiday (Sunday Funday, anyone?). The dress code was cocktail party chic and guests came dressed to impress. After being greeted by intern Allison B, Elites got to minglin' beside a Yelp ice sculpture under the watchful eye of John Wanamaker in the private party room.
Stationed nibbles including shrimp cocktail and parmesan truffle fries were a hit, but the miniature tenderloin sandwiches with boursin cheese, mini lobster rolls and sweet pepper soup shooters impressed big-time. A bar stocked with red and white wine, champagne and Stoli Doli martinis saw plenty of action. On a particularly cold winter day, a glass of white wine warmed Erin M right up!
Midway through the party, Managing Partner Alexis Lundeen graciously welcomed the Yelp Elite Class of 2012 and talked about the history of The Capital Grille. Next up was a steak demonstration by Chef Leon. Now Elite yelper Nancy P knows she's got to go with the "Delmonico steak all the way!" The fun continued with a drawing for lunch for six, won by yelper Lilli C. Not to be left out, every guest walked with a swag bag filled with cookies, Kona rub and a certificate for lunch for two.
Major thanks to everyone at The Capital Grille who made this Yelp Elite Event one to remember. Also, thanks to Alex Sciarretta for capturing the candid moments, and to the 2012 Elite Squad for attending! Check out the reviews, pictures and see what people are still buzzing about from the party. And don't forget to RSVP for next month's event, Yelp's Backstage Pass Party. All yelpers are welcome to attend!
Big hugs until next time!
Yelp Philadelphia Community Manager