Yesterday, Elites and guests headed to Richmond's West End for an afternoon filled with homemade European cuisine at Yelp's Seeing Red elite event. Love was the word of the day, as guests looked ravishing in red and quickly fell head over heels for European Taste. Owners Ligia and Adrian couldn't have been more welcoming, and their authentic, crave-worthy cuisine left all of us planning our next visit. Kelly C puts it best: "It's true, their food is definitely made with love."
Our fantastic Romanian hosts showed Elites what it means to taste true European classics. They pleased our palates with an array of delicious bites including spinakopita, vegetarian dolmathakia, langosh (heavenly fried dough filled with feta cheese) and baklava. Michelle A couldn't get enough of the chicken schnitzel: "If I could make schnitzel like that, I'd probably hang a sign up outside my door letting everyone know what a schnitzel boss I am. Alas, I cannot. So I'll have to come back next time I'm in the mood for some perfectly seasoned, crisp pan-fried chicken." Sounds like a perfect plan!
In addition to filling our bellies with incredible cuisine, guests also broke the ice with a good old fashioned game of Yelp-O and one lucky winner scored tickets to the VA Wine Expo! But not to worry, no one left empty-handed – everyone took home personalized candy Valentine's, just like in elementary school!
Judith L loves discovering hidden gems, so this event couldn't have been more ideal: "I'm always happy to find and support a small business that's so full of heart like this one!" Our sentiments exactly. A huge thank you to Ligia and Adrian of European Taste for being such amazing hosts and truly making it an afternoon to remember! And a big shout out to Yelptern Lauren G for snapping shots of the shindig.
Until next time, SYOY,
Jamie D (with Intern Lauren G)
Yelp Richmond Community Manager