Four courses. Eight plates. Epic. That is the Yelp elite way.
In my last blog post, I happily announced that I once again am blessed to be part of the Yelp Elite Squad. Just recently I was blessed too to be part of one of the first LA West Yelp Elite events of 2018; Beach Vibes at Brio.
This event was epic for a variety of reasons!
- 1). It was my first elite event ever as a Yelp Black Elite (woohoo here’s to 10 years and counting!)
- 2). It was in the South Bay (woohoo hometown!)
- 3). It was a four course dinner with eight plates (woohoo full of deliciousness!)
Upon arrival at the venue, we were all given complimentary pink cosmos. It truly was the start of a special night!
For the savory treats, we first were all treated to some small plates.
Chopped salad had tomatoes, grilled corn, cucumber, smoked gouda, marcona almonds, avocado, lemon vinaigrette and chile lime ranch. This was healthy, crunchy and tasty. The chile lime ranch stood out and brought so much flavor.
Roasted beets and whipped feta was the other small plate for our starters. This had red and gold beets, macron almonds and lemon vinaigrette. The red and gold beets were the perfect color for us Yelp elites (hmm doesn’t it remind you of the Yelp badges? 😉
Third small plate of the night was a favorite for many. The Shrimp n Grits had black pepper shrimp along with creamy smoked gouda polenta. It had a curry like flavor that was out of this world!
From small plates to entrees, we sure were in for a treat that night!
First up was the Bucatini Pomodoro. This lovely vegetarian dish had san mariano tomatoes, basil and burrata. The huge burrata topping was wonderful!
The Skirt Steak was the other main entree of the night. Two 8 oz steaks prepared medium and topped with chimichurri were served to us Yelpers. Tender and tasty, it was a true treat!
Alongside the two savory dishes, we were also treated to some frites accompanied with sriracha ketchup, creamy horseradish and sweet chile aioli!
But wait there’s more…..
How could we end the night without a bang? We got not one but two desserts!
For closers that evening, we had a Warm Berry Cake that was toped with vanilla gelato and berry compote and Brio’s Gooey Chocolate Cake that was topped with hazelnut gelato, nutella crispies and whipped caramel! It truly is sweet to be elite!
Four courses. Eight plates. Happy Yelper!
2018 Epic Yelp Year, here we come!
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