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Epic Chef Showdown Finale

Posted On August 18th, 2017
Epic Chef Showdown Finale

After six weeks of searing, roasting and sautéing, the Epic Chef competition has come to a head. When the 2017 Epic Chef Showdown began, we had eight remarkable chefs from local Tampa restaurants. Week after week we watched chefs from Rooster & the Till, Parkshore Grille, Noble Crust, Mise en Place, Ava, Locale Market/FarmTable Kitchen, Armani’s and The Mill battle it out. In front of a live audience and against a timer, the ingenious chefs created mouthwatering dishes out of the most unique ingredients. Until recently, we had no idea that bratwurst and plantains or pizza dough and cold arctic char could be made into a meal! This week’s battle royale and season finale is between Mise en Place and Noble Crust. Read More


Feed Your Weekend Appetite (And More) at the Epicurean August 11- August 13

Posted On August 11th, 2017
Feed Your Weekend Appetite (And More) at the Epicurean August 11- August 13

Epic Chef Showdown: Semi-Finals, Monday, August 14th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The 3rd annual Epic Chef Showdown benefiting Feeding Tampa Bay is back! This live cooking competition pits the best chefs of Tampa Bay against each other for an entertaining show and delicious meal. Here’s how it works:each week the two competing chefs are challenged with cooking two unique dishes using unusual ingredients (last week the chefs were given Stouffer’s Meatloaf, raw oysters and Gerber’s Peach Puree). In front of a live audience, the judges will choose a winner who will move on the next round in the following weeks. Attendees will receive a coursed meal with wine pairings. Last week Mise en Place was crowned winner of round 5. This week’s semi-final duel is between Noble Crust and Ava. Tickets are sold out, but you can join the waitlist here. Still want in on the action? Join us in the Epicurean Library Lounge for a watch party or watch from home on our live stream.

 

 The Incredible Duck Race, Saturday, August 12th, 10:00am at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

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Epic Chef Showdown Spotlight: Noble Crust vs. Armani’s

Posted On July 28th, 2017
Epic Chef Showdown Spotlight: Noble Crust vs. Armani’s

This Monday, July 31st, the Epic Chef Showdown continues! Each week chefs from the best restaurants in Tampa Bay battle it out in the Epicurean Theatre. Given a mystery box full of unusually paired ingredients, the chefs have to think on their feet to create the perfect dish; all while being timed in front of a live audience (not stressful at all).  Last week we watched Rooster & the Till and Ava battle it out. The chefs were tasked with creating the crowd pleasing, award winning first course out of imitation krab meat and pepperoni and the second course out of flank steak and nori!  Sous Chef Brandon Weiss from Ava was crowned winner of the third round and will move on to the semifinals! Read More


Feed Your Weekend Appetite (And More) at the Epicurean July 21- July 23

Posted On July 20th, 2017
Feed Your Weekend Appetite (And More) at the Epicurean July 21- July 23

Epic Chef Showdown, Monday, July 24th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The 3rd annual Epic Chef Showdown benefiting Feeding Tampa Bay is back! This live cooking competition pits the best chefs of Tampa Bay against each other for an entertaining show and delicious meal. Here’s how it works; each week the two competing chefs will be challenged with cooking two unique dishes using unusual ingredients (last week the chefs were given corned beef, ramen noodles and grapes). In front of a live audience, the judges will choose a winner and they will move on to the next round in the following weeks. Attendees will receive a coursed meal with wine pairings. Last week Mise en Place was crowned winner of round 2. This week’s duel is between Rooster & Till and Ava. Tickets are sold out, but you can join the waitlist here. Still want in on the action? Join us in the Epicurean Library Lounge for a watch party or watch from home on our live stream. Read More


Watercolors & Wine

Posted On July 20th, 2017
Watercolors & Wine

Bring out your inner artiste at the Watercolor Florals class hosted by The Paper Seahorse inside the Epicurean Theatre. You may be thinking to yourself “what’s a paper seahorse?”  Let me clear that up for you.

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Cooking With Cru

Posted On July 19th, 2017
Cooking With Cru

We know a good thing when we see it (or taste it), so that is why we welcomed back Executive Chef Brad Sobo from Cru Cellars for a night of cooking and wine pairing that will leave you yearning for another glass.

Cru Cellars in South Tampa knows a thing or two about wine, maybe that is why they were voted best wine bar for four years in a row. Read More


Epicurean’s New Front Man & General Manager, Kevin Scott

Posted On July 18th, 2017
Epicurean’s New Front Man & General Manager, Kevin Scott

There is a new sheriff in town, and by town; I mean Epicurean Hotel. For the past five years, Tom Haines has been running the show as general manager of the Epicurean. As Tom kisses the hotel goodbye and starts his new journey as vice president of operations at Mainsail Lodging & Development (Epicurean Hotel’s parent company), we welcome Kevin Scott! He is certainly not new to the hospitality industry, where he has spent the past 13 years of his career. Coming to us all the way from Seattle, we invite you to get to know our new GM and leader of the foodie pack.

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Summertime Spa Specials – Treat Yo Self

Posted On July 17th, 2017
Summertime Spa Specials – Treat Yo Self

Summertime Spa Specials – Treat Yo Self

Ahh, sweet summertime. Sunny days at the beach followed by rainy afternoons. The heat and humidity of a Florida summer can really do a number on your skin. The liquid foundation that you applied at 8am has the consistency of sludge by 4pm. But rest assured; there is now a cure to the clogged pores that we all have come to accept. Enter HydraFacial ® MD.

Spa Evangeline doesn’t offer the run of the mill facials. Here’s why it’s different; HydraFacial doesn’t use painful extractions or microdermabrasion which can leave the skin red and irritated. The HydraFacial machine deposits a medical grade serum while sucking up the gunk that has been causing those pesky blackheads. HydraFacial is perfect for those with sensitive skin or someone who has an event to attend the same day of a facial. Give your face the cleanse it so badly deserves this month with one of the HydraFacial specials. Read More


Epic Chef Showdown Spotlight: Parkshore Grill Vs. Mise en Place

Posted On July 15th, 2017
Epic Chef Showdown Spotlight: Parkshore Grill Vs. Mise en Place

This Monday, July 17th, the Epic Chef Showdown continues! Each week chefs from the best restaurants in Tampa Bay battle it out in the Epicurean Theatre. Given a mystery box full of unusually paired ingredients, the chefs have to think on their feet to create the perfect dish; all while being timed in front of a live audience (not stressful at all).  Last week we watched a tough competition between The Mill and Local Market/FarmTable Kitchen. The chefs were tasked with creating a swoon-worthy dish out of rock shrimp, turkey bacon, Hershey’s syrup and yellowfin tuna. Chef Jeff Thornberry was crowned winner of the first round and will move on to the semifinals!

This week, former coworkers will compete in the second round of Epic Chef Read More



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