Last Thursday Denver Elites went for the gold! Gold badges that is. When a yelper has been a member of the Elite Squad for 5+ years their nifty red badge takes on a golden hue. And for all of that hard work eating, drinking, and shopping locally (and sharing it), we celebrated together at DiFranco's Italian Deli. Elites started the night off right with rides to and from the event courtesy of Uber, which just rolled out car services in Denver. Upon arriving folks grabbed a glass of wine or a beer and sat down at the large community table for 14. While waiting for everyone to arrive we handed out schwag bags with fun items like playing cards, ponchos, and new red, yelpy sunglasses and snacked on fresh meats, cheeses, and tapenades.
After everyone arrived we started the meal with fresh side salads and moved on to the main course of homemade pastas and sauces (spicy fettucine and penne with prosciutto vodka) straight from the recipe book of Ryan DiFranco's Sicilian grandmother. They were so delicious that Nicole W (and pretty much everyone else) would have happily licked the bowls clean! We followed up the decadent meal with dessert truffles from Chocolate Lab and gourmet popsicles from Aiko Pops (think flavors like avocado, strawberry balsalmic, and tomato basil).
We also had a champagne toast, well several toasts, and a special video from Big Pappa himself, aka Jeremy S to round out the evening in style. But, don't take my word for it, check out the photos from Steve Lynds Photography and the reviews from the golden Elites themselves for a full picture of the evening. Until next time, SYOY (See You On Yelp)!
Denver Yelp Community Director