Durham is home to Lucky Strike cigarettes — Sterling Cooper's important account — so naturally, there's no better city to play host to a Mad Men-themed Elite Event! On Sunday evening, Six Plates — a locally revered wine lounge serving innovative small plates paired with swanky-chic ambiance — welcomed Triangle Elites and set the tone. Yelpers came dressed to the nines in era-appropriate attire: pearls, pumps, and skinny ties abounded! And as Nikki K notes, "Six Plates is the perfect venue — with its rich colors, plush seating, and bar tables strewn about."
Even the owner and our fabululously fun wine sponsors sported stuff for the occasion. When he wasn't channeling Don Draper dapper, Matty kept the wine flowing and the hors d'œuvres coming! From blueberry and white chocolate scones to pulled bbq chicken confit topped with local queso fresco, the light bites were outstanding. Sums Stacy B, "The food was delish! Jon and I can't wait to come back and sit down for a real meal!"
Mad Housewife Wine provided creamy, fruit-filled Chardonnay and Cabernet that smacked of cherries, mint, and mocha. Betty — the Mad Housewife herself — and the Lucky Strikes Man were the superb hosts you'd expect… working the crowd and ensuring everyone's glass was topped off.
A huge thank you to our generous and glamourous sponsors! Matty, Kari, and Dean — in the words of Paige T, "Thanks for putting on a genuinely classy event, on par to one I think Don Draper would have tipped his hat to!"
Until next time, SYOY!