What do you do for the Elite who’s been there and done that? You reserve a room for her at a new SoBe hotspot, fill her full of delicious food, ply her with signature cocktails, get the party started with thumpin’ music… and add fire. Yes, fire. Sound like fun? Sound like a little too much fun? Perhaps you need to do as over 150 members of the Yelp Miami Elite Squad did when Yelp Checks In to Room Service Restaurant Lounge.
Elites were definitely encouraged to rest a bit and stay a while as they were greeted by sexy bellhops and given a glass of the signature beverage for the evening: The Three Days, Two Nights. This decadent cocktail boasted the flavors of St Germain, lemon juice and pineapple juice and was made all the more potent by Absolut vodka. For daring guests who ventured away from the signature cocktail, they were treated to cart-side cocktail craftsmanship by the team from Absolut and had the opportunity to have their picture taken at the Absolut step & repeat.
With ‘service’ in the name, being catered to is part of the experience, no? Yes. The expert staff of RSRL were on hand to make sure that no guest was without bites made by Chef Emmanuelli. Elites savored Four Cheese Mac Bites with lobster; Coconut Chicken Skewers with sweet and sour sauce; Chicken Meatballs tossed in a pineapple glaze; and Filet Mignon-stuffed empanadas for the evening’s savory/restaurant portion and then got their sweet teeth hummin’ with Red Velvet Cake, Italian Wedding Cake and Tiramisu. But what’s dessert without a show?
Led by French Maids sporting bottles of Perrier-Jouët adorned with sparklers, the lights went down and the heat went up. The DJ took his place in the booth and transformed restaurant to lounge and the bartenders stepped up to provide a show for the ages. Standing atop the bar and blasting a whistle, the bar staff, literally, played with fire. To the delight of the crowd, these brave men juggled, held and breathed fire giving no doubt to the question: what’s the hottest lounge in SoBe. Need more? Trusted photog Alex H snapped all the shots here and dazzled Elites wrote their impressions here.
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