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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Epic Chef Showdown, Monday, July 17th, 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 rock shrimp, turkey bacon, Hershey’s syrup and yellowfin tuna). In front of a live audience, the judges will choose a winner and they will move on the next round in the following weeks. Attendees will receive a coursed meal with wine pairings. Last week Locale Market/FarmTable Kitchen came out on top. This week’s duel is between Parkshore Grill and Mis en Place. 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.
Spa Evangeline July Specials
Give your skin a break from the constant mugginess that has engulfed Tampa this summer with a HydraFacial. Your pores will thank you later! Ease your muscles and mind at Spa Evangeline with spa specials lasting the whole month of July. Read More
Tampa is known to be a foodie’s paradise these days and we’re not complaining. But did you know that Tampa Bay also has one of the highest rates of childhood hunger in the United States? In our own backyard, there are kids going to sleep hungry every night. Let’s do something about it, fellow Tampanians!
Every summer, the Epicurean Hotel strives to make a dent in that statistic. For the past four years, Epicurean has partnered with Where Love Grows and Boys & Girls Club of Tampa to host a five series cooking class for kids, teaching them how to cook full meals for themselves. Read More
Second Sunday Summer SPLASH, Sunday, July 9th, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Epicurean Hotel’s summer pool party is this weekend, so get your summer on this Sunday. Big Green Egg BBQ plus giant pool floats plus DJ Fresh equals the best.Sunday.ever. Cool down with craft cocktails and Dos Equis beer specials. Snag free goodies and giveaways during the Dos Equis takeover at SPLASH! Drink up and dive in from 1pm to 6pm. VIP cabanas are sold out, but you can put your name on the waitlist here. General admission tickets are selling fast, so purchase them here before they’re gone! For more details and info about how to score complimentary admission, click here.
Sneak Peak of Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen Menu at Élevage, Friday, July 7th & Saturday, July 8th
This Friday and Saturday only, Élevage will offer a sneak peak of the gulf inspired menu of Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen. Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club will open its doors this fall, but you get to delight your taste buds with a three course menu this weekend. Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen is just steps from the water’s edge and will feature casual coastal cuisine with a twist. Indulge on Crab Hushpuppies (SOLD), Florida Rockefeller and Fruit Smoked Steak Frites. What is a better way to spend a warm summer night than sampling fresh seafood? We can’t think of anything either.