What happens when you put 50-odd yelpers in a room with amazing food and stellar drinks? Marvelous Mango Shiva magic! That’s what. The Yelp Elite Squad and guests ignited their senses and destroyed their inhibitions with the new spring food and cocktail menu at Mango Shiva. Killer live music and temporary body art with an on-site henna artist rounded out an already impressive event.
Street clothes and saris alike appeared to welcome in spring with a Festival of Colour. From mussels to meatballs, yelpers feasted on impressive eats from a not-yet-released spring food menu. Set to make its appearance in April, it incorporates more local, seasonal and organic ingredients, while presenting a diverse sampling of the Indian sub continent. The “standout” dish for yelper Lana W was the potato dish. Yum!
Besides filling themselves with food, Elites sipped some sensational spirits. Ryan M raves: “The new cocktail selection is beyond amazing. The pomogranate and rose water martini.. awesome. But the most amazing item of the night was the Ginger Mule cocktail! Tons of lime, gingerbeer and vodka. So fresh!”
Musicians wowed the crowd with sublime sounds of a zither-like instrument and hand-drum duo from atop a table-turned-stage.
Local henna artist, Susan from Carefully Crafted Henna Designs, delighted guests with artwork of flowers, peacocks and other intricate patterns. All the while, Dave Blaine of Voyager Photography snapped snazzy photos of yelpers, venue and food alike.