Though the weather outside was frightful Toronto Elites weathered the rain and put on a brave face for the Yelp Masquerade at Bar Vespa! Vespa is Italian for wasp and and this old-world inspired bar in Liberty Village was definitely buzzing on Tuesday night with overflowing drinks, delicious food, and yelpy shenanigans!
For the unmasked, yelpers could make their own at the DIY Crafts Table helmed by Crystal H. There was a lot of creativity in the homemade masks. “Kelly O gets points for sacrificing her face to the cause!”
Ask Yvonne T, the foodstuffs were mouth-watering and plentiful: “Crostinis (pesto and San Marzano tomato, artichoke, mushroom-gorgonzola), pizzas (margherita and potato), meatballs (melange of veal, pork and beef), arancini balls (my favourite of the night!), lamb skewers, and bocconcini-salad skewers… there was a generous sampling of food going around and I think that most Yelpers left with happy tummies!”
The wide assortment of drinks also kept the masked mavens smiling. In the cocktail department the Gin and Aperol Recluta, Italian Cosmo, and bellini made with fresh fruit and Prosecco. Oenophiles could sip on Ca’ Cel Doge Chanti and Serenissima Pinot Grigio. For Susan G it was drinks heaven. “And once I tasted the Recluta, I was hooked for the rest of the night!” Beer drinker Daniel B was impressed that “Vespa has worked out some amazing deal to have Mill Street’s specialty Birra Sophia on tap. Perhaps the best beer available in town.” Cin cin!
Congrats to Chris P who won a $100 gift certificate to Bar Vespa for being voted best mask! And congratulations also to Tony F and Linda M for winning the pint glasses kindly donated by Movember. (Psst, you can join the Yelp Movember team here.)
Until we meet again (face-to-face),
Toronto Community Manager