It all turned out OK, though. This was one of the fancier events I've been to, and it started with the valet parking at the Intercontinental in Rosemont, which houses Fresco 21. We were greeted with a folk guitarist, a chef hand-making pasta and an assortment of Yelp Elite gear. This year's new swag includes knee socks!
There was, of course, wine and beer.
And a cornucopia of food! We tried: Moroccan harissa-rubbed hanger steak with goat cheese, farro tabouleh salad (in the white spoon), chorizo puff pastry bites, English pea & cumin puree, manchego empanada with romesco sauce and curried chicken, artichoke, yogurt, feta, & cilantro pizza. My favorite item was a fried goat cheese appetizer in tomato sauce. We were also served a hazelnut cake dessert and freshly made pasta and ravioli.
Another awesome Yelp event!