The Drawing Room played host to this Chicago Elite event that brought together an intimate grouping of Elites with handcrafted cocktails of the past. The combination was pure Yelp magic. What’s a handcrafted cocktail look like? They look a little something like this.
From the very beginning, this evening was an experience in ‘cool.’ A charming doorman and a digital menu sign beckoned Yelpers off the street and into the lounge. Once they walked downstairs, they soon realized that this was no ordinary lounge. This basement was an education to the senses: low lighting, cool music, comfortable seating, citrus smells and delectable tastes.
Off the bat, Yelpers got an introduction to the three cocktails that were the stars of the show. There was the classic cool Manhattan, the summer fresh Aviation and the citrus showcase Venerable. And, speaking of showcase, Head Mixologist Charles Joly gave the Yelpers a demonstration of the tableside bar cart service for which The Drawing Room is famous. You heard us right: drinks prepared just for you – at your table!
As amazing as the cocktails were, the magic did not end there. There was great food as well! Yelpers sampled Arctic Char, Bacon^2 and a deconstructed braised beef short rib burger. The intimate setting allowed Yelpers to have the chance to talk to one another for extended periods as well as get to make new Yelp buddies. So, whether they drank it, ate it, talked it out, or all three, Yelpers surely got their fill.
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The rebirth of cool was not televised; it was yelped.