When a night is crowned with “So Good You’ll Forget Your
Manners” as a slogan, you’re bound to experience victuals of legen…..wait for
it……dary proportions. Libretto’s Pizzeria in Ballantyne called upon the
Charlotte Elite squad for a family-style, Italian dinner….with extra
meatballs. Queue “That’s Amore,”
on accordion, nonetheless.
The night couldn’t have been more temperate, the patio
couldn’t have been more inviting and nary a more dapper, debonair, or ravishing
Yelper could be found within an earshot of the whimsical accordion’s euphoric
sound(s) and the lovely producer of said sounds – Alan Kaufman. Yelpers may have had their whereabouts mistaken for
Venice or a seaside Italian village as the melodious tunes carried over their
penne a la vodka….but alas, just outside Uptown Charlotte by a mere 20 miles or
so were we. The atmosphere “truly brought out the feel of an Italian villa,”
notes Victoria W.
The bellinis, wine, and brewskies did flow as prepared by
Libretto’s able bar staff. Victoria W tells the “bellinis here were a hit! I
personally had two myself because one is just not enough. Very refreshing
champagne paired with peach nectar, now I am truly a fan of bellinis after last
night's event.” Winner, winner, Italian dinner.
“Love me some garlic and I certainly got my fill at this
event!” were the words of Nikki W and
boy was there plenty of it – “awesomely garlicky garlic knots and marinara,
crispy bread rounds with olive tapenade and white bean spread, a sort of
caprese salad on skewer, chicken skewers, pizza, pasta and meatballs – it was
rather impressive,” recalls Chad E.
Our temperate evening was capped has Elites and their guests
were sent on their merry way with wine in hand and full bellies indeed. Until
next time, Libretto’s.
Check out the reviews hither.
Photos thither –
courtesy of Tonya Price from Poprock Photography.
Elite Squad? What’s that? Venture yon.
Ben G – Yelp Charlotte