Sunday afternoon saw an intimate gathering of Elites-only at The Capital Grille
for Denver's Welcome to the Elite Squad 2012 Elite Event
. Yelpers were treated to the jumbo-est shrimp in all of Colorado on a beautiful ice sculpture, mini lobster rolls, tenderloin sliders, cups of roasted red pepper soup, and truffled fries
to nosh on among other things. To wash all these tasty bites down, there was a plethora of drink choices including any beer in the house, red and white wines, the specialty cocktail "Stoli Doli" (pineapple-infused Stoli vodka martini), and a raspberry champagne cocktail, plus refreshing grapefruit soda for our friends abstaining from the booze.
Beyond the amazing food and drink, The Capital Grille truly showcased the entire restaurant with chef demonstrations and private tours of everything
, even the meat locker where they dry age their beef for 14 days. And while everyone walked away a winner thanks to gift bags that included specialty steak rubs, truffles, freshly made cookies, and gift cards for free appetizers upon return, one lucky Elite (ahem, Mandy G
!) walked away with a complimentary lunch for 6 any time
in the future. Naturally, we all tried to make friends with her immediately!