This July, Yelp Elites took their taste buds on a vacation to Italy for a five-course meal at Olive Garden in Canton. Featuring the brand new Tastes of the Mediterranean menu, Elites were spoiled as they tasted the lighter side of delicious Italian with a range of entrées all under 600 calories. The extensive menu for the evening even included wine and drink pairings selected to enhance the flavors of this mouthwatering menu.
Course one began with appetizers of Stuffed Mushrooms, Grilled Chicken Piadina, and Spicy Calabrian Chicken as Elites sipped on a delightful Green Apple Moscato Sangria. Course two indulged guests with the Cavatappi With Pesto and Chicken Margherita accompanied by a crisp Seven Suns Chardonnay.
Course three included the tasty Shrimp Scampi and Chicken Piccata paired with the Kris Pinot Grigio. Olive Garden continued to roll-out the red carpet in course four, which included Linguine Di Mare and Grilled Chicken Parmigiana paired with a smooth Porta Vita Rosso. If Elites weren’t stuffed yet, course five concluded with the show-stopping Warm Apple Crostata and hot coffee. Most impressively, the Olive Garden was able to effortlessly cater to dietary restrictions throughout the evening, creating a new sense of welcome for vegans, vegetarians, and guests with food allergies.
Elites were also able to experience the sights of the Italian countryside with dedicated Google cardboard virtual reality viewers that immersed them in the Mediterranean. After taking this virtual tour, Yelp Elites left with a complimentary Olive Garden gift bag including a $25 restaurant gift card!
As Elite Kim K. described, “I felt unworthy of the deliciousness that was generously presented to us. Plate after plate of a variety of Mediterranean-inspired Italian dishes filled our table… This was a true treat and a truly awesome event.”