As summer slips away we welcome cooler air, shorter days and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. But don’t count summer out just yet. It is time we bid adieu to Second Sunday Summer SPLASH. Join us this Sunday, September 24th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at the Epicurean pool for the last SPLASH of the season.
Foodies for Florida: Saturday, September 16th
Dine for a cause this weekend! Join us as we raise much needed funds for our fellow Floridians who had their lived turned upside down by Hurricane Irma.
100% of the following proceeds will go to the Red Cross Hurricane Irma Relief:
- EDGE Social Drinkery: All food from 5PM – 12AM
- Élevage: All Happy Hour items from 3PM – 7PM
- Haven: All Haven Hour items from 5PM – 7PM
- Bern’s Steak House: All Chateau St. Michelle Cabernet, 2014 Bern’s Cuvee, Cold Creek Vineyard and Washington State ($84.95 per bottle & $15 per glass)
Summer of Rum Festival: Saturday, September 2nd from 12:00pm – 11:00pm, Curtis Hixon Park
Celebrate the close of summer at the Summer of Rum Festival this Saturday! Sip on a plethora of rums and tropical drinks throughout the day as you listen to tropical live tunes. Shaggy, Baha Men and six other Caribbean bands will perform. Celebrate Labor Day weekend in the most Florida way possible; by sucking down a Pina Colada while listening to Shaggy sing “It wasn’t me”! Tickets are $20 if you buy now and $25 at the door. Get your rum on, Tampa!
Brunch at Élevage just got a little boozier! Champange lovers raise your hand. Now raise your glass, because the crème de le crème of champagne will be offered on Saturday and Sunday at Élevage. Starting this Saturday, September 2nd, Veuve Clicquot yellow label will be offered for just $10 a glass during brunch. Are your taste buds tingling, too? Read More
South Tampa, say hello to ELEMIS. The U.K’s number one selling luxury skincare line has a new home at Spa Evangeline. Here’s the skinny on the anti-ageing British brand; the ingredients are sourced from nature and developed with science and technology. The ever evolving brand’s results are scientifically proven. Their fame to fortune is the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream; a tub of this desired anti-ageing cream sells every 9 seconds! ELEMIS is the only spa in the Tampa Bay area using the holy grail of products for our sought after facials. Read More
One of the most unique things about Epicurean’s lobby lounge is the contemporary rotating art gallery adorning its nooks and crannies. As we say goodbye to “Branded: New Works by Chris Valle,” we welcome famous French painter, Niark1. Join us on August 25th at 7:00pm for the Niark1 Art Opening Reception made possible by CASS Contemporary Art Space and Studio.
Sebastien Feraut or Niark1 is a painter, graphic designer, illustrator and artist extraordinaire. Born and raised in Paris, Niark1 works and lives in Paris to this day with his son, who seems to be taking after his father (see for yourself here). Niark1 uses geometric shapes to create complex alternate universes with monsters and creatures filled with color and life. His work can be seen across all mediums. From French newspapers to limited edition Bugaboo Strollers and collaborations with giants like Converse and music legend Pharrell Williams. Niark1 has had quite the impressive career in his 42 years on earth. He got his start as a graphic designer, moved on to freelance and is now known for his out of this world monsters. Sebastien has explained that he likes to “draw and paint weird things.” Whatever they are, we’re a fan!
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
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
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