Sacramento yelpers didn't miss a beat getting into the "spirit" of the season at their "Season of Change" inaugural elite event last night at Tre Restaraunt and Nightclub. We've got a damn good looking bunch who know how to down their booze, yelp and mingle like it's nothin'!
Oh, and they are fearless, too. Like David O, who always graces us yelpers with his smooth as yelpstick performance skills and willingness to get the party started while DJs P.M.E. crooned lounge-y Christmas ballads in between sets.
Louie L loved the people watching and Christina H loved the pork sliders—and said the sazerac cocktail (made with absinthe) had enough kick to make other folks suddenly recognizable, well sort of. "You know you've reached nirvana when you're in a room full of people who 'get' you," croons Stacey H. Aww, you complete us, Stacey. 🙂
Elites were greeted with hugs, little stockings stuffed with yelpy goodness and raffle tickets for a bottle of Obsello Absinthe, voted one of the best by the New York Times and one of our booze sponsors (in addition to Tre) for the evening. Congrats to Elif (who says this is the first time she has ever won anything!) and Beth N (an elite very near and dear to our hearts) for taking home the green fairy!
A huge shout out and thank you to Tre, who served up some amazing nosh for hungry guests including delicious pork sliders with jicama, cabbage and slaw; along with pecan raisin toast with fromme daumberge persimmon jam, and those were just two of the small bites served! Devine. Of course, people also cozied up to the bartender for another Winter Burst martini, made with blackberry juice and vodka, shaken not stirred. Please sir, may I have another? Yes, yes you may.
Big thanks to our newbie yelper, Stephanie L, who captured the evening on digital! Smile! … 'cause we've only just begun!