"Yes We Can," declares Carly B. "With HHH as 'the decider', there couldn't have been a more appropriate venue chosen for a '12 Providence Elite Squad inauguration than The American," and we couldn't agree more! 70 Elites from our fair city attended Yelp PVD's 2012 Elite Squad Inaugural Bash at The American last Thursday evening, and none of them inhaled anything but the glorious food and drinks.
"Parmesan chips lined the bar top for a little crunch," that Jen H enjoyed along with the passed hors d'oeuvres served by the lovely waitstaff that was "incredible, and they knew every single ingredient in every single hors d'euvres! Approachable, chatty and helpful," this team passed knock-out stuffed mushrooms featuring an "ooey-gooey cheese covering," bacon-wrapped scallops, pork shank, Oysters Rockefeller "with spinach and the crispiest bacon ever," and two amazing signature sandwiches: The Vanderbilt – grilled chicken, gorgonzola, tomato, field greens and pesto on thick, toasted bread, and The Heartland – caramelized onions, crisp Granny Smith apple slices, beefsteak tomatoes grilled with Wisconsin white cheddar and Swiss, served on artisan bread. "The food was generous and delicious – definitely tasty enough" for Vilay S to "plan another trip back!"
But the food wasn't the whole story that evening, folks – the skilled bartenders were liberal with libations, too. Sarah VM "sipped a Sloe Gin fizz, and split a Grasshopper two ways." William H "stayed with the Man of War cocktail and has zero regrets about that" – this new classic made with Maker's Mark, served on the rocks with a smoked sugar rim went down so smoothly, he "can't wait to go back to The American, belly up to the bar, have a nice cocktail" or even two!
The allegations that Sarah VM was seen "going in and out of ShutterBooth with multiple partners, multiple times" were true, but who could resist the thrill of the paparazzi? Brad Smith made the rounds with his camera and caught everyone on film – including Marcy L, who enjoyed "ringing in the '12 Elite victory" by chatting with the owner of The American, Jay Hoff and receiving a "brief tutorial on the building's unique legacy" as a steam locomotive manufacturing company between 1867 and 1906. "The West Wing atmosphere and the high banquettes are awesome," and Becky M "loved the cherry wood panelling. Definitely a place to try again!"
Yours in Service,
Yelp Providence Community Manager