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Our July event is a French Wine Tasting and Mixer! Six Meetup groups are taking over Pink Elephant, Citysearch's NYC Nightclub of the Year for 2006. For this wine tasting, Pink Elephant is making available a total of seven outstanding French wines!
An RSVP of 'yes' is not enough to get in - you must prepay via PayPal ($10) to guarantee entry. Bring a printout of your PayPal receipt as your admission ticket. Refunds are available up until 48 hours ahead of the event. You may also pay at the door ($15), but if the venue is full, there may be a wait or you may be turned away.
The wine tasting is from 7 PM until 10 PM. Show up as early as 6:30 PM. Complementary hors d'oeuvres will be offered until 8. We have access to all of Pink Elephant until 10:30 or later.
Dress to impress. No jeans, please. Coat and tie optional.
REVIEWS OF PINK ELEPHANT
From the Zagat review:
"A "well-hidden" underground on Chelsea's Bottle Service Row, this "exclusive" nightclub cranks up the smoke and "scent machines" for the amusement of its "attractive international" following; brace yourself for lots of "rich guys and anorexic girls", an "impossible" door manned by "uppity" bouncers and ultrahigh pricing ("you must have table service to truly enjoy" the experience)."
From the Citysearch review:
"An opulent oasis fashioned after the festive party paradises of St. Tropez and Rio De Janeiro. Pink Elephant offers a plush, intimate haven in which to enjoy a high energy atmosphere, luxurious service an some of the world's most popular house music Dj's.
Ranked "Best Nightclub" by Citysearch 2006 and featured in The New York Post, Daily News, New York Magazine, US weekly, People, Life and Style and more, Pink Elephant is the most exclusive New York lounge located in the heart of nightlife on West 27th Street.
Recent celebrity sightings at Pink Elephant: Mariah Carey, Sean Combs, John Legend, Chloe Sevigny, Wilmer Valderamma, Bruce Willis, Prince, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Sean Combs, Adriana Lima, Eva Longoria, Drew Barrymore, Hillary Duff, Marcus Shenkenburg, Jessica Simpson, Vanessa Milano, Jessica Biel, Benicio Del Toro, Tara Reid, Jared Leto and Angie Everhardt."
From a user review:
"The new location is HOT!!! Great atmosphere, great DJ's, super sexy crowd still. Yes it is hard to get into, yes it is exclusive, and yes it is expensive, But, you get what you pay for. If you want a cheap club with nasty people, head elsewhere. The Pink Elephant is one of the hottest clubs in all of NYC."
THE WINES AND HORS D'OEUVRES
The evening's theme is "Left Bank vs Right Bank," a face-off between some great French wines.
In one corner are two French Cabernet Sauvignons that grow in the gravel soil of the west bank of the Gironde River in Bordeaux. In the other corner are two French Merlots that grow in the clay shores of the east bank of the Gironde.
Two French white wines will also be available for those who prefer whites over reds. Also, we are offering one fine Champagne for dessert wine lovers.
We will have the entire flight of French wines available at stations throughout the club all evening, complete with tasting notes, for the discount price of $7 a glass.
In addition, Pink Elephant will offer a selection of complementary hors d'oeuvres in the first hour of the event.
TESTIMONIALS ABOUT PAST WINE TASTINGS
"Very nice event. Reasonable admission and wine cost with a friendly crowd."
"The best wine tasting I have been to in a while. The place was amazing... and the folks who attended the event were friendly and very cultured. I have been to many wine and cheese tastings, but this one was organized in a very classy and enjoyable way. For those who missed it, MAKE SURE YOU MAKE IT NEXT TIME!! Cheers!!!"
"Good overall. Nice crowd, though excessively concentrated on the 20's group."
"Excellent event! Great wines and even better company. John is a wonderful host."
"Elegant space, great wines, delicious snacks, fantastic people. Incredibly fun, perfect event!"
"beautiful women and good wine."
Our organizers are dedicated to making sure that everyone at the event is meeting new people and having a great time! We have many new members at each of our events, and many members show up on their own.
We will have a contest (participation is optional) where members team up in order to try to win. This is a great way to meet new people!
Hope to see everyone out there!
John and the Organizer Team