Elites from all around the Bay joined together in Oakland for a special behind-the-scenes peek of the Crucible's Fire Arts Festival! Guests witnessed fire eating, amazing shadow puppetry and delved into the world of pyro sculpture.
At her first ever Elite event, Eliza W enjoyed chowing down on the meaty goodness from the Fast Burrito taco truck, and washed it down with the delightfully hoppy, steam beers from Oakland's Linden Street Brewery. It was really the fresh made, organic chocolate from Edible Love that captured all of Kathy D's attention: "to die for.. soft, chewy and rich dark chocolate cubes." And with flavors like absinthe and amaretto, it's no wonder! Bill B deemed a truffle "one of the most delicious, wonderful things I've ever eaten!" But it was his guest that touted a well-crafted hot cocoa from the mobile cart of Maya Espresso Catering: "definitely one of the top 10 in my life." Hats off to all our wonderful sponsors!
Of course, the main attraction was flames. Gill C got all fired up about the Flaming Zen Garden which allowed gloved guests to make designs within a dancing sand pit. While Jennifer R was enthralled with the larger-than-life puppets and whimsical costumes of the fire opera.
Check out the official Yelp Flickr shots as captured by Aaron M, and by Ed Jay here! Have we piqued your curiousity? The Fire Arts Festival will be running from the 15th-18th, so head on over to the hottest event of the summer!