Those of us in Michigan know–the winter can be stressful. What with all the snow shoveling, the treacherous roads, the hazards of falling icicles, etc. So what better way to usher in March and the signs of spring than by relaxing with some friends, wine, and delectable bites? Well, that's what 40 odd Detroit Yelp elites and their guests did at the Wine Down With Yelp elite event at Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro on Monday March 7th, 2011.
Held in Tallulah's "Tallulah Too" wine tasting room, yelpers enjoyed complimentary tastings of five of their finest Spanish reds, whites, and rosé while snacking on a selection of Spanish cheeses, stuffed olives, and bruschetta. As the vino flowed, yelpers were able to chat about their favorite samples with the knowledgeable Tallulah staff and mix and mingle in an intimate setting. As a special treat the owner of Tallulah, Mindy, took a moment to talk to the group about their space and their exciting upcoming events (like the Sommelier Slam series).
With all that wine a'flowin' you didn't want to lose your glass. Luckily the wine charm making station came to the rescue! With a fine selection of supplies, yelpers could exercise their immense creativity and craft their own beaded markers–ensuring security for all those healthy pours. From pinks to blues, silvers and reds, yelpers created lovely charms for the night and to take home.
Add that to a fantastic raffle for two tickets to The Magic Flute courtesy of the Detroit Opera House and their Access Program, a special check-in offer entering yelpers who checked in into a raffle to win one of the three beautiful flower arrangements created by Ann Arbor florist Flora Bardakjian, and a special take home collection of artists featured at the 2010 Detroit International Jazz Festival in CD form thanks to the 2011 Detroit International Jazz Festival, and elite yelpers were treated to some serious pampering and relaxation that evening.
Thanks again to the amazing staff at Tallulah (including Mindy, Karen, and Lou) and their passion for wine and food, the Detroit Opera House, The Detroit International Jazz Festival, Flora Bardakjian, Doug Coombe Photography, and our incredible Detroit elite squad who made this event so special. If you were able to attend, be sure to review the event here. If you weren't able to attend you can look at all the fabulous photos here.
Until next time!
Community Manager Detroit