Wave buhbye to winter! On Tuesday night, Hartford’s Elite Squad proved ready to ring in the Spring with an evening of tapas and sangria at Barcelona Wine Bar and Restaurant. Proudly donning Yelp profile pics on their nametags, the Elite Squad set out to meet and mingle over a taste of Spain. Big thanks to the stellar team at Barcelona for hosting this month's event!
Yelpers and guests sampled bites from Barcelona’s famed tapas menu and washed them down with their signature red and white sangrias. While savoring tuna tartare on yucca chips and grilled hanger steak with black truffle vinaigrette, Alicia S couldn’t help but exclaim “MMM – Tasty town!” The crispy brussel sprouts won over Karin D, who's “looking forward to eating nothing but plate after plate” of ‘em on her next visit! Hummus with housemade pita chips, spinach and chickpea casserole and paella heaped with chorizo, chicken and saffron rice were welcome additions to the tapas spread.
Saucy tango moves were shared by Hartford’s Argentine Tango Society, and the very talented Muna and Christian dazzled the crowd with demonstrations of several unique dances. For Tyler R, the “Argentinian Tango dancers were a surprise and a treat- I haven't seen authentic dancing like that since I was in Argentina.” As always, ya can’t escape a Yelp shindig without getting hit with a heavy dose of shwag- especially those stylin' yelpy wristwatches “with serious hipster cred” according to Joshua L. New Elite Maggie K was amped “to see the Elite members for the first time face to face” and Alicia S dug the “sweet flair, conversation and bubbly personalities that infected the party!” All in all, the makings for a pretty darn good Tuesday night.
As always, thanks to Nick Caito Photo for capturing the evening's action! Check out the pics here and read the recap (or write a review of your own). Wondering what all this Elite biz is about? Check out the deets!