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Hartford Elites Cocktail Party It Up At Burtons Grill!



The forecast for Hartford may have been rain and clouds, but it was nothing but grand times and smiling faces at Monday night’s Yelp Elite Party. Hartford’s Elite Squad braved the elements for a (covered) patio-side spring soiree at Burtons Grill to savor an evening of sipping, sampling and socializing. ‘Cause as Anna E knows, there’s nothing better than a night to hang out with fellow Yelpers, "eat scrumptious food, imbibe in some tasty beverages and have a blast doing it all.” Huge thanks to the amazing staff at Burtons Grill for hosting such a rockin’ cocktail party! 

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Sheltered from the rain, but equipped with Yelp ponchos (of course), thirsty guests enjoyed a selection of refreshing wines and tangy mango citrus sangria and nibbled on an array of Burtons’ creative seasonal dishesMichele T swoons, “Every bite greeted my taste buds with a welcoming punch of flavor…that I felt a sense of anticipation for each and sadness when it was all over.” Hey, we feel your pain!

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Elites indulged in Blue Point oysters with chili infused olive oil & BBQ balsamic mignonette and gave the lovely Alicia S her “first New England lesson on how to eat them properly (slurp it up!).” Now an old pro, Alicia couldn’t get enough of the marinated “beets and goat cheese” parfait – and cherished “every opportunity to munch on those tasty little treasures.”

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When it came time for the gorgeous fried green tomatoes with bacon chive vinaigrette, Sanh A admits, “If this is what food is like in heaven I think starting tomorrow I'll pray daily.” Good thinking, lady. Rounded out by a spread of sweet chili-glazed salmon with soba noodles and crostini with “balsamic-marinated NY strip, fig balsamic onion jam, blue cheese crumbles, and toasted ciabatta,” the “flavor combinations just rocked” Anna E’s world.

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Beyond the spread of Burtons specialties, Madeleine L had “a great time talking to old Yelp friends and meeting new Yelp faces,” and can't wait for next month's event! Check out the reviews (or write your own) here and take a peep at the fab pics from the talented Nick Caito. Wanna be Elite? Learn how here!

SYOY!

Emily C (and the wonderful Hilary H!)

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