On Tuesday night, St. Louis’ fabulous Elites got together at Miso on Meramec, a sushi restaurant in the Clayton neighborhood that happens to have an incredible downstairs lounge perfect for a sushi-themed Elite bash.
Between the dimly lit lights, the Japanese movies playing on the flat-screens (think Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and the “Did You Know?” sushi facts on the tables, we were ready for an evening of Asian culture and mingling with both old and new faces.
Miso generously provided delicious eats for the party, including veggie spring rolls, pork pot stickers, a new sushi roll and a signature roll the chefs crafted up called the Yelp Roll. The signature drink known as the Lemon Yelper was flowing from behind the bar all night, and was a delicious blend of Lemon Sorrento vodka and sweet and sour, garnished with a lemon. Talk about electrifying!
After trying to handcrafted sushi, yelpers got to try it themselves at the Candy Sushi-making table! Using rice krispie treats as rice, they rolled up gummi bears, sour worms, jelly beans, and Swedish fish, wrapped the rolls in fruit roll-ups, and sliced them up into bite-sized pieces. Some were true sushi afficionados… some, on the other hand, need a little more practice. Regardless, every roll tasted delicious!
To top off the evening, yelpers stepped into the photobooth and had a little too much fun playing dress-up and getting into character. It's safe to say that St. Louis Elites aren't exactly shy for the camera!
Most importantly, on Tuesday night we raised over $300 to be donated to the Red Cross Japanese Relief Efforts. Way to come together to make a difference! Big thanks to Miso on Meramec for graciously hosting and providing wonderful food & drinks, Serendipity for giving us the delicious bon-bons to pass around, Brea Photography for the gorgeous photos, and everyone who came out to be a part of such a great night. Want to check out the reviews? Find them here!
Until the next time… SYOY!
St. Louis Community Manager