Forget lemon wedges and nasty hangovers, Tuesday’s Tequila Masterclass was all about enjoying the good stuff.
Jose from Casa de Vinos hosted Melbourne’s Yelp Elite Squad for an educational experience on all things Tequila Clase Azul. Through the production of tequila to the history of the Mexican artisans who handcraft every bottle, we discovered there’s much more to love than shots when it comes to this interesting spirit. From delicate sippers to platinum bottles worth more than our rent, it was a fun and informative night that changed how we looked at tequila.
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No one was caged at the Aviary Hotel on Sunday, where Melbourne's Yelp Elite Squad let their inner child run amok with hula hoops, Uno and Jenga in Yelp’s Old School Sunday Session.
It wasn’t all child’s play though, with Tequila Tromba, The West Winds Gin and Paul Louis providing delicious grown-up refreshments, paired with delicious small bites from Aviary Hotel’s new Spring menu. We danced to the vintage tunes of Soul Time, and even our instagram happy-snaps went old school, with KeepSnaps on hand to print them as keepsakes.
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Melbourne sure got it’s fancy pants on for this grand affair. There were bow ties and pearls aplenty when the doors of the historic Kelvin Club opened to Yelp’s Vintage Winter Soiree.
Bellies were warmed with fresh pasta, pho, tea, and hot chocolate. Champagne and oysters were enjoyed while listening to opera performances. When the night really warmed up, this glamorous crowd didn’t break a sweat with local refreshments and ice creams in hand. And speaking of desserts… everyone got to indulge their sweet tooth more than once!
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On Tuesday night, Melbourne’s Yelp Elite Squad said “Bonjour!” to authentic and artisan produce as we got a little taste of Europe at local bakery Brasserie Bread.
Dairy stomachs were activated and a bubbling fondue pot was enough to have Elites crying “Oh sweet cheesus!” as they tasted their way through a beautiful and expansive selection of Red Cow Cheese, all imported from Switzerland.
Bread and cheeses were paired with Germany’s Apfelwein (“apple wine”), as Ciderhaus taught us about this traditional drink from Hessen.
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The walls of Paperboy Kitchen read “Super Tasty Vietnamese Food”, which is exactly what Melbourne’s Yelp Elite Squad was greeted with in absolute abundance on Thursday night.
The crowd was delighted with mouth wateringly good bánh mì, rice bowls, fried chicken and spiced popcorn - stopping only to play with the plastic animals that adorn this fun new CBD lunch spot.
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Who's hot in the local wine scene? A handful of lucky Yelp Elite Squad members got to find out from Harry & Frankie sommelier, Tom Hogan, at a 'Future Aussie Icons' tasting featuring up and coming Australian producers.
After the wine, it was time to dine! The Rose Diner & Bar put on a delicious and classic meal - roast chicken dinner. Perfect for a rainy Melbourne night and a great chance for everyone to talk about their new found wine knowledge.
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On Tuesday night, 20 Yelp Elites strutted their stuff down Melbourne's laneways, navigating the European cobblestone paths to Syracuse Restaurant. Dressed to impress, the corks were soon popped on a Champagne celebration.
Syracuse Restaurant provided a grand backdrop for this glamorous occasion, set in a 19th century hotel lobby with soaring ceilings and archways.
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On Tuesday night, Italian Cantina Fatto hosted our lucky Elites for the happiest of Happy Hours. The riverside location was the perfect setting for an afterwork tipple, enjoying prosecco, Aperol Spritz and beer with our delicious antipasto and capapes.
The only thing brighter than Melbourne’s skies were the faces of our Elite Squad. With so much good cheer in the one place, the theme of the night quickly turned to flattery and new friendships.
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On Saturday morning, LA based food and lifestyle guru Kristin Guy aka ‘The Cuisinerd’ taught some lucky Elites how to take great photos with their smartphones. Weaving our way through the Queen Victoria Market, we learnt about composition and using napkins to create lighting tricks (when we weren’t stuffing our faces with delicious donuts and boreks, that is).
Our rain-dampened hair and cinnamon-coated smiles didn’t stop us from looking glamorous, with funky L’Abattoir de Plastic 3D printed bracelets adorning our arms.
See the great shots our Yelpers snapped and read the event reviews here.
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