Tapas and a smidge of tango on a Tuesday night: What could be better? Elites enjoyed a culinary sampling of global-inspired tapas from Open Kitchen's master chef, and delicious (and creative!) wine cocktails at Yelp's Tango with Tapas! Elites also enjoyed the musical stylings of guitarist Ken Kilpatrick while they sipped and nommed their way into culinary bliss!
Many attendees had never been to Open Kitchen previously, and so enjoyed getting to hear about the combined bistro, wine bar, and event space straight from the venue's owner. "The restaurant has a very cool, unique set up," remarked Anna L, "with a counter the length of
the place looking right into the kitchen." The wine cocktails were a big hit as well. Open Kitchen served up agave wine margaritas, red and white sangria, and vinojitos in addition to glasses of prosecco and their house red and white!
Open Kitchen's locally-inspired menu definitely delivered, too! Shrimp & corn bisque, watermelon and endive salad bites, scallop ceviche, pulled pork tosadas, chipotle chicken quesadillas, and mozzarella bruschetta were just some of the delicious items on the menu. Emily L's "favorite was definitely the scallop ceviche,
which included a pretty generous mouthful of tender scallops," and the highlights for Bryce A "were the Santa Fe pulled pork, the drop biscuits with apricots, and the agave wine margaritas."
The biscuits were of particular interest for everyone to try, since attendees got to observe them being made firsthand! Chef Christopher put on a cooking demonstration to show just how easy baking can be. Kate A "was amazed on how easy it would be to prep them in our own homes
so easily with ingredients we already have around the house!" She also appreciated how "everyone was able to see because even if you stood in
the back, they had a big flat screen where you could watch his
You can check out the rest of the reviews for this delectably delicious event, and photos from Ben Powell Photography are available on Flickr and Facebook! Interested in getting on the list for events just like this? Check out why it's neat to be Elite and find out how you can join in on the fun!
Gretchen "Two to Tango" P
Northern VA Community Manager