Though temps soared to almost 100 degrees this past Wednesday night it was yelpers who brought the heat in their dazzling whites at Yelp's White Hot Night! Stunning Spanish restaurant Meson Sabika played host to almost 500 yelpers and their guests in the Pavillion and the surrounding picturesque patio.
The evening started with a white stretch limo escorting guests in style from the Naperville Metra stop to Meson Sabika. Upon arrival, guests were faced with a difficult decision: what to drink? With Meson Sabika's signature red and white sangrias, Crispin Cider, and tempting summery cocktails by Maker's Mark, Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and Rain Organics Vodka complemented with IZZE sparkling juices on the drink menu, there was something for everyone.
Guests were treated to a decadent spread of Meson Sabika's tantalizing tapas as well as passed hors d'œuvres including paella, gazpacho, garlic potatoes, skirt steak with blue cheese, pasta with goat cheese and more! Crowd-favorite, bacon-wrapped dates, were flying off platters faster than you could say "Olé"! In between sips and bites, yelpers danced the evening away courtesy of Cage and Aquarium Productions DJ extrordinarire, Kevin Price. The beats were banging in the Pavillion while two guitarists, Robert Palos and Nikola Dokic, strummed a beautiful medley of European-influenced songs. Party-goers also displayed their true colors thanks to talented face painter, Trish Page, and were also mystified and amazed by magician Mike O'Donnell and mime Alexander Knapp.
In the 'beauty lounge', ladies were pampered and treated to blow-outs and stylings from the deft hands of the staff at Effigy Salon. Photographers Matt Ginger and Elizabeth Olwig snapped sultry candid shots and Laurence Asuncion took portrait photos on Meson Sabika's charming grounds. You can peep all of the pretty pictures right here! ActionBooth had guests jumpin' for joy (literally!) and ShutterBox Photo Booth captured yelper's poses. Check out the ActionBooth photos right here and the ShutterBox party pics here.
It was truly a grand midsummer's night affair – the Hamptons have nothing on Yelp Chicagoland! A special thank you goes out to the generous, gracious staff of Meson Sabika for giving us an evening we won't soon forget. Don't forget to read all the glowing reviews!