Husband and wife duo Jon & Lindsay Yeager of PourTaste served up prohibition-era classics and modern and innovative, chef driven libations to our approving packed crowd. Jamie D was partial to the Ginger Lindsay. How could he not dig Like "the snap of fresh ginger powered with Tanqueray" that "was the favorite for me and my +1." Meanwhile Ryan O "started off with the Bulliet rye cocktail" and although he admits "I usually prefer my whiskey neat… you'll get no arguments from me about this drink. It probably helped that the ratio of booze to non booze was heavily titled towards the fun zone."
Watanabe's speakeasy vibe reminded us that we still battle the still staunch TN liquor laws so why not pump up our energy with a delicious array of food? Steph H "loved the ambiance, which is dark and moody without being creepy" and had "never seen such a intermixing" of an "Asian and Spanish spread!" What was her favorite? "The best cheese-stuffed dates I've ever had paired with delectable dumplings all on one plate? Heaven!" Yum. Claire B took notice that "the chef went out of his way to create unique and delicious food that kept me coming back for more and piling up little plates! I loved the smoked mackerel salad bites and the shrimp and mango crackers – oh so delicious!"
"HOLY SCHNEIKIES!" Jason S clearly can't hide his enthusiasm over the "many naughty delights for the meat eaters and for the veg heads" that included his faves: "chicken liver canapes, ceviche in the cucumber cups (best cup ever), some sort of delicious beef rolls, dates wrapped in what looked like serrano, and the sushi rolls." Did we stop there? Nope. "Oh man, and they had these great pineapple upsidedown mini cakes that were just a treat. There was so much more, and the presentation was gorgeous." Are we still noshing? Yup. "And later on after we had beaten the hell out of the buffet, they brought out some rice pilaf and wings." Okay, we're finally stuffed silly.
We also partnered up with neighboring non-profit Urban Green Lab who's mission is to catalyze a culture of sustainability – connecting past, present, and future generations through the sharing of experience and knowledge. Zim O was thankful to have had the opportunity to c"hat with a representative of the innovative Urban Green Lab. I hope to see much more of their project in the future. I think it will prove to be an addition to the city we can all be proud of."
And we couldn't help but blush when Kelly W shared that the event was "another shining example of how Yelp is shedding light onto businesses that may have gotten lost in the shuffle for Nashvillians trying to keep up with what our city has to offer."
Lastly, this event wouldn't be possible without Jon & Lindsay Yeager of PourTaste, Matt Charette and his outstanding staff at Watanabe, Dan Heller and the rest of the team at Urban Green Lab, Lipman Brothers along with Bulleit and Tanqueray, andJ. Bryan Dill for his mad photography skills!
Catch ya later!
Yelp Nashville – Sr. Community Manager