On Wednesday evening, twenty-two year old Ristorante Panorama invited 150 Yelp Elites and guests to enjoy an oldie but goodie on the Philly food scene at Yelp's Grape Expectations. Boasting the Guinness World Record for largest winekeeper in the world, there was no shortage of vino at this swanky soiree. Guests were greeted with a flute of Prosecco and, with a wide range of wines to try, no glass went empty all night.
Centered in the bar area was a large antipasto station filled with meats, cheeses and marinated veggies. Passed hors d'oeuvres circled the room, but Ristorante Panorama was just getting started. Soon, they opened a smorgasbord of pasta to the delight of everyone. Proprieter Luca Sena welcomed guests and showed his thanks by sending everyone home with a bag of homemade treats and two tickets for complimentary glasses of wine on a future visit.
In his five star review of the event, Stephen H sums things up: "Luca and his staff did more than put their best foot forward, they jumped in hokey pokey style and killed it. The apps were great and the pasta was melt-in-your-mouth delicious." There was "plenty of vino served by knowledgeable staff;" to say they were "generous is an understatement. Panorama made a friend in me."
Until next time,
Yelp Philadelphia Community Manager