Last Monday's event had Elites pirouette-ing with joy as Yelp Cleveland and local organization, Ballet In Cleveland, partnered up to throw a tutu-filled bash at Cowell & Hubbard, called Yelp Gets To The Pointe!
Over 50 Elites and their guests noshed on scrumptious light bites from Cowell & Hubbard's adventurous menu, boasting mini gourmet meatballs, hummus and chicken salad bites that "were to die for," as Winnie W put it. "I definitely ate my fair share. Each had a unique flair of flavor that I know I will be craving!" And thanks to A Cookie & A Cupcake and Churned, Yelpers noshed on mini cupcake bites and browned-butter ice cream with hunks of lavender brittle throughout.
The tutus really started coming out once the cocktails were served! Two signature cocktails were crafted for the event in conjunction with the "drinks" in Ballets With A Twist: Cocktail Hour, coming to Cleveland next month. Cowell & Hubbard served up a Mai Tai with candied almonds and a basil cucumber gimlet. Meanwhile, guests could take that buzz on over to the Yelpy Tutu Booth to take some elegant (read: hilarious) shots. See those pictures here, thanks to photog, Fernando Lopez.
The fun didn't end there—thanks to Ballet In Cleveland, Elites had the opportunity to actually try on real pointe shoes and receive discounted tickets to the Ballets With A Twist show coming up! PlayhouseSquare hosted a raffle for opening night tickets to see Sleeping Beauty and The Owens Group gave away swag and free passes to see upcoming films.
Many thanks to Jessica of Ballet In Cleveland, the staff at Cowell & Hubbard, SynDee (and all her sweetness) of A Cookie & A Cupcake and also Churned, PlayhouseSquare, The Owen's Group, Fernando Lopez, Yelpterns Russa & Jared, Nicole W for coming out from Chicago, and last but not least, all you amazing CLE Yelp Elites!
See you at the next one (and on Yelp!)
Cara L (left), Yelp Cleveland Community Manager
(Right: Nicole W, Yelp Mideast RL)