Naughty and Nice Elites of the PVD gathered for their final party of the year – Yelps Holiday Soirée at The Dorrance – last Thursday evening. Elites were escorted in their finest Mandmen apparel "up the staircase and into the mezzanine of decked-out Yelpdom" to nosh on gourmet snacks and couture cocktails that Marcy L describes as "scrumptious and magnificent!" We were treated to a sampling of the best of The Dorrance: the "inventive and abundant" hours d'oeuvres, consisted of sweet potato with caviar, duck en croute, and seasoned ham on a minuscule biscuit that inspired Sarah VM to write poetry. William H loved the "beautiful venue – ornate, festive, and plenty of space for a crowd" to stand around with not one but three types of Manhattans and two punches – one rum, the other pico sour – all of which "were plentiful and delicious," in Mark S's book. "This was definitely an evening to remember" for Maura C, "and a place worth revisiting!" The talented Stacey Doyle was there to capture the magic of the evening on film, so check out more photos on the Flikr stream!It was a splendid way to end a year of fantastic Yelp Providence events – from hot wieners to white rabbits and plenty o' cocktails in between, we've done it all in 2011! In closing, I'll borrow the words of Marcy L, as I cannot say it any better myself: Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good YELP!
– Hilary H