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Yelpers in Merry Spirits at Élevé



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This past Tuesday night, over 200 East Bay elites decked the halls of Walnut Creek's swanky Vietnamese fusion restaurant, Elévé. It was the final bash in 2010 for those living east of the Bay Bridge, and on a brisk night in the suburbs, bushels of red and green clad elites turned up the heat.

Once denizens entered the industrial two-tiered confines, they were treated to bottomless Moscow Mules, Margaritas, Palomas, Elder Sours, and a bounty of other molecular drinks based with SKYY vodka and Espolón tequila that'd give any handcrafted cocktail operation in the Bay Area a run for their money.

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There was a non-stop stream of shrimp spring rolls, crispy imperial rolls, braised eggplant, flash fried green beans, Jack Fruit Toss (pork belly, shrimp, fried shallots, mint, rau ram,  chilies, toasted peanuts), and many more piquant eats coming from the busy kitchen. Throw in enough cupcakes from Hip 2 Be Squared to fill a grain silo in Bartlesville, Oklahoma as well as live music from Loe and the Nastys, and you have yourself one heck of a holiday soiree!

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In the words of Erin S, "Loved the food, loved the venue – the Yelp gods were on our side last night!" Don't forget to check out more photos (thanks to CatalepsicFox) and read the reviews!

Until Next Year!

Monica S

 

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