On a warm and balmy Tuesday evening, ninety Elites ascended to the second story of Nuba in Kitsilano to partake in a night of holistic cocktails, vegetarian delights and fusion belly dance. Because that's how we do weekdays in Vancity.
Elites were greeted at the door and whisked upstairs to their own private floor where they had plenty of space to mix and mingle in this incredible space. "The layout and decor inside created a wonderful summer night environment. Definitely a fantastic evening." -Agnes C
Yelp fans in hand, Elites were treated to array of decadent vegetarian bites. Stephanie M noted, "the hummus and baba ganouj were both wonderful, and who can get enough of Nuba's famously amazing fried cauliflower?" Paired with veggie sushi inspired rolls and grilled skewers – this spread was enough to turn even our most carnivorous Elites into vegetarians for the evening!
And they would need those nibbles, because as Herman E puts it, "this was one very fluid, wet, liquid, flowing, solution, watery, emultion, suspended, mixed, blended, cocktailed, liquored, liquified evening!" With Blasted Church wine pouring freely, brew love ℅ R&B Brewery plus, Nuba's own red and white Sangrias and tasters of their holistic and house infused cocktail menu – Elites were treated to a little taste of just about everything. Jacob F's standout? "The red Sangria was my favourite; it was just so light and smooth but not meagre and had a surprising touch of cinnamon."
And what would a decadent evening be without the Decadent Eccentrics themselves – the lovely ladies of Luciterra Fusion Belly Dance Company? "The belly dancers were AH-MAZING! I was able to snag a front row spot to their performance and was wowed. I am completely in awe of their flexibility and muscle control."-Abi B
A HUGE shimmy hug & a thank you to Shawn, Malloreigh and the fabulous staff at Nuba Kitsilano for treating like gold (and to so many incredible options)! And to Blasted Church Vinyards & R&B Brewery for the delectable beverages; Lindsay Elliot (for always making us look good) and Gillian, Laura & Amber of Luciterra Fusion Belly Dance Company for the exquisite entertainment.
Until next time mischief makers,
Yelp Vancouver's Community Manager/Petite Dynamo/Newly Obsessed With Sangria