Sydney Yelpers were welcomed to Helm Bar’s top deck with booming
fireworks and a light show projected onto the roof of the National Maritime
Musuem. Fine, so that may or may not have been part of Vivid Live, but it
certainly kicked this Elite Event off in style!
After arriving Yelpers were sent to the bar for
specialty cocktails dished up in jam jars: Bee Stings packed with honey
bourbon, agave nectar, mint and freshly juiced apple, and a classic Tom Collins
with Tanqueray, simple syrup, soda and fresh lemon juice.
And then the pizzas came out. And came out again. And kept on
coming, wave after wave of gourmet deliciousness like Peking Duck with shallots
and cucumber ribbon salad, Spicy Chorizo with goats cheese and olive tapenade,
and Prawn & Scallop with chilli oil and buffalo mozzarella.
Hidden under slices of ‘za were wooden letters spelling out H.E.L.M. B.A.R. Lucky Yelpers who
found letters were showered with prizes like bottles of Piper-Heidsieck, Smirnoff green apple vodka, a colossal magnum
of Blue Pyrenees Method Traditional Brut Sparkling, and a bunch of $20 &
$50 Helm vouchers.
Under the spotlight in the corner Bondi-by-way-of-WA artist Anya Brock
worked her colourful magic in a stellar live art display. In two hours she completed
four amazing canvases including the crowd favourite, an awesome rainbow zebra.
There was still one more surprise – Yelpers that
downloaded and interacted with the Helm Bar app earned instant reward points
that could be redeemed on-the-spot for beers, wines, cocktails and more. Lastly, thanks as always to Sam
Macdonald Photography for the happy snaps.
Until next time, SYOY (See You On Yelp!)
Ben B Sydney