Yelpers crossed both time and space to make Yelp Masquerades à la Maxim's a smashing success! Picture it: Paris, 1900s, red drapes, seductive seating…and yelpers! Chicago's Elite squad came out in force and in their best cocktail attire and fancy french masks to celebrate Halloween with a twist. Maxim's (a replica of the famed Parisian landmark) served as host for this très bon event.
After checking in, yelpers descended down a winding staircase to hear melodious piano playing that set the mood for a whimsical and romantic evening. As they crossed the floor into the bar area, yelpers got to choose from four different specialty cocktails, courtesy of Pearl vodka. As a perfect pairing to the libations, yelpers dined on savory crêpes from Crepe Bistro.
The evening continued into the dining room, where a mirrored panel slid away to reveal – Eyes Manouche! The band delighted yelpers with nearly two hours of French-rooted gypsy balkan dance music. They got the yelpers to their feet and rocked the house. All that dancing makes a yelper hungry for sweets! Luckily, thanks to D'Absolute Catering's top-notch service, there were plenty of sweet crêpes from Crepe Bistro and cupcakes (in flavors like crème brûlée, hot chocolate and champagne) from Luscious Layers passed around to satisfy even the most demanding sweeth tooth.
And all this great action was caught on film! You can see ShutterBooth pictures here or experience the night through the lens of Zoran Orlic of Zero Studio here. The pictures alone don't tell the tell. Check out what yelpers had to say here. Ohh la la, Yelp! Laissez les bon temps roulez!