Do you know what types of beer and wine go with flavor profiles in chocolate? Well, the Elites in the NC Triad sure do now! Yelp Elite's gathered at Haute Chocolate in the West End of Winston-Salem for the Triad's first ever Elite Event— Yelp's Sweet Pairings @ Haute Chocolate. We sampled some delicious truffles and paired them with wine and beer (thank you Foothills) to get our taste buds tingling, played a fun game of Yelp-O, and got to know fellow Elites and +1's!
Ronda C had "lots of fun drinking while tasting the exotic chocolates made by Jiliana, the owner of Haute Chocolate, and learning the mechanics behind those tasty chocolates. The delicious bonus was to hear a local business owner explain why her heart and soul is in every bite." I'm sure we all want another taste of those pomegranate molasses truffles, blood orange truffles, and People's Porter treats!
This gold studded event would not have been complete without a fun activity to get Elites mingling! "On top of all the chocolate and wine we got to learn all about our fellow Yelpers with YELP-O— including the sweet moves that Holly B. has!" I couldn't agree more Andrea P! Who wants to show me their tattoo again?
To remember the first ever Triad Elite Event a take home goodie that could be used throughout the event was definitely in order! "To get things flowing there were Yelp glasses, yours for the mere price of a check-in, and then you could keep them filled with wine and brew (or water, but really – who wants water when you're pairing with chocolates?)." Very good point Chad E!
Big thanks to Haute Chocolate for treating us for the evening, to Foothills Brewing for ensuring we had plenty of People's Porter, and Adam Carney Photography for capturing amazing shots all night. And of course thank you to the Elites and their guests for making the first ever Triad Elite Event a wonderful evening!
Until next time my friends, SYOY!
Holly B NC Triad Community Manager