Curry. Spicy. Cool. No, we're not talking about a follow up TLC album here, we're talkin' 'bout the greatest Bollywood bhangra bash the 'burbs have ever seen!
This past Friday, Viceroy of India played gracious host to 200 Yelp Elites and their plus ones at the boldest, spiciest, Sikh-est event to date, Yelp's Sweet Taste of India. Guests dusted off their saris, slammed samosas and Bhangra'd with the best of 'em, while Fox TV's Masterchef Suzy Singh was on hand to ensure Chicagoland's foodies were fed and full with such noteworthy items as chicken tandoori sliders, butter chicken and the crowd favorite, apple pie samosas. What did Cristie B have to say about Suzy 'sizzling' Singh? Homegirl's got some "seriously badass culinary skillzzz!"
Once bellies were full, it was time to get on up and burn those calories – Bollywood style! Starting with a performance Erika C would describe as "hardcore, aerobically impressive, but still super cute" by a brother/sister bhangra duo, and followed by an interactive instructional lesson that left the crowd out of breath and full of energy. Not long after, the crowd practiced their new moves and baati rocked it to the untoppable+unstoppable grooves of six time Elite badge stunna, DJ Nikki C (otherwise known as DJ Zooey Deschanel), where everything from Gaga to Gujarati was game and even left 2012 Elite Kymberly J wondering, "Does he have any CDs or downloads I can buy? That dude's got skills!"
For those who preferred to spend a little more time digesting their daal than getting a dosa dancing, #1 intern and artiste Dana G was on hand (literally) to mehndi the men and women of Chicagoland's Elite squad one by one, while Jeannie O and co. stood the line, sipped on SmartWater and a seemingly endless supply of fresh mango lassi and vouched that it was worth the wait to get inked such a "fabulous artist." That's some hella henna, DG!
Want to get curried away all over again? Have a mango lassi, er, look-see at some the action packed pics from Andrés DeLeón, candid clicks and posed portraits from the radient Ruthie M and the bevy of Taj Mahal themed booth shots coutesy of ShutterBox and worthy of wallpapering your personal palace. Want to hear what everyone else is saying? Check out all the 5 star reviews here!
And when the night finally came to a close, guests were sent off sweetly with memories or muteer, mango kulfi and Viceroy gift certificates for all to come back and continue the party another day. Big thanks goes out to Viceroy and crew for the best Bollywood bash the 'burbs have ever seen! Viceroy, you really know how to throw a party like naan other.
SYOY! (See You On Yelp)
Yelp Chicagoland Community Manager (& chief muteer forker)