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The long awaited moment is now here and we are proud to celebrate the opening of the Epicurean Hotel with an exclusive Grand Awakening weekend. Select one of our specially crafted packages or the Grand Awakening Reception below to begin to Awaken Appetites Unknown™.


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Friday, January 17th – Sunday, January 19th
Be one of the select few to join us for the ultimate weekend away celebrating all the wonderful flavors life has to offer. Full of delightful and enriching experiences, your stay at the Epicurean will be a special moment, echoing in the heart for a lifetime.

  • Classic Accommodations for Two on Friday & Saturday
  • Private Welcome Reception featuring Norman Van Aken
  • Friday Night Grand Awakening Reception
  • Saturday Tastings and Classes hosted by Industry Experts and Celebrities
  • Saturday Night 6-Course Winemakers Dinner presented by Executive Chef Chad Johnson
  • Brunch at Élevage on either Saturday or Sunday

PRICE: $2,000 for 2 people

Only 2 Remaining Rooms!

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Friday, January 17th – Sunday, January 19th
As our namesake, Epicurus, declared, “Pleasure is the greatest good!” Indulge in all the pleasures life has to offer during the Grand Awakening of the Epicurean.

  • Classic Accommodations for Two on Friday & Saturday
  • Friday Night Grand Awakening Reception
  • Saturday Evening Four-Course Dinner with select wines at Élevage
  • Exclusive weekend à la carte culinary class options

PRICE: $1,000 for 2 people

Only 1 Remaining Room!

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Friday, January 17th, 8pm-Midnight
Join us for a celebration of food, wine and handcrafted
cocktails during our spectacular Grand Awakening Reception. Progress through Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits, the Epicurean Theatre, Élevage, Chocolate Pi, our pool deck, the Garden Terrace, EDGE and even Executive Chef Chad Johnson’s production kitchen. With entertainment and themed settings throughout the hotel, this will be a night to remember!

PRICE: $200 per person

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À la carte Offerings

Saturday January 18th

Epicurean Theatre

9:30am – 10:30am           

FARM SEMINAR: “From Farm to Vineyard”                        

$75.00pp

Brian Talley, Owner/Winemaker (Talley Vineyards)

This seminar will focus on the history of Talley Family Farms, the wines, and the terroir of the Arroyo Grande Valley.  Participants will taste estate, single vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Talley Vineyards along with produce from their family farm. Accompanied by seasonal amuse.

 Book Class

 

Élevage

10:00am – 2:00pm          

Three-Course Prix Fixe Brunch

$150.00pp

Featuring Billecart-Salmon Champagne and a 3-course brunch prepared by Executive Chef Chad Johnson

Call 813 999-8700 for reservations

 

Grand Cru Ballroom

10:30am – 12:00pm        

FAME SEMINAR: “No Experience Necessary”

$100.00pp

Donald Patz Co-Owner (Patz & Hall)

Norman Van Aken (Chef, author)

Tasting of single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs.  Learn about the history of Patz & Hall.  Listen to stories and memoirs from Chef Norman’s new book, No Experience Necessary.  Question/ Answer session and book signing to follow.

 Book Class

 

Epicurean Theatre

11:30am – 12:30pm        

FUTURE SEMINAR: “The Oregon Trail… Blazer!”      

$75.00pp

David Adelsheim, Co-Founder & President (Adelsheim Vineyard)

David Adelsheim first planted the grapes of northern Europe in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1972 because he believed that fine and distinctive wine could be created in the cool climate of this unknown place. The seminar will focus on the history of The Willamette Valley and Adelsheim Vineyard.  Participants will taste through the wines of Adelsheim Vineyard.  Accompanied by seasonal amuse.

 Book Class

 

Grand Cru Ballroom

1:30pm – 3:00pm            

FAME SEMINAR: “Napa: Family, History & Legacy”       

$100.00pp

Robin Lail, Owner (Lail Vineyards)

Founded and led today by Robin Lail, Lail Vineyard’s history reaches back five generations to 1879 when her great granduncle Gustav Niebaum founded Inglenook Vineyards. This seminar will focus on the history of Napa Valley and Lail Vineyards.  Participants will taste through the wines of Lail Vineyards.  Accompanied by seasonal amuse.

 Book Class

 

Epicurean Theatre

2:00pm – 3:00pm            

FARM SEMINAR: “Location, Location, Location!” 

$75.00pp

Chad Melville, Grower (Melville Vineyards)

Join wine maker Chad Melville as he shares with you the history and terroir of the Santa Barbara Appellation. Tastings of Melville wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah will be accompanied by a seasonal amuse.

 Book Class

 

Epicurean Theatre

3:45pm – 4:45pm            

FUTURE SEMINAR: “What’s Old is New Again”                 

$75.00pp

Christina Turley, Director of Sales & Marketing (Turley Wine Cellars)

Chris Cottrell, Managing Partner (Bedrock Wine Company)

This seminar will focus on the old vine varieties of California and their resurgence in the wine world.  Participants will taste wines produced by Turley and Bedrock with a focus on Zinfandel and Heirloom varieties.  Accompanied by seasonal amuse.

 Book Class

 

Grand Cru Ballroom

8:00pm – 11:00pm          

Connoisseurs of Life Winemakers’ Dinner                          

$400.00pp

Gather in the Grand Cru Ballroom for a spectacular Winemakers Dinner, showcasing seven inventive courses and the talents of Chef Chad Johnson. Featuring pairings with a celebrated list of winemakers, including:

  • Patz & Hall – 2012 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay
  • Melville Vineyards – 2011 Terraces Pinot Noir
  • Bedrock Wine Company – 2012 Heirloom Red Wine
  • Turley Wine Cellars – 2011 Pesenti Vineyard Zinfandel
  • Peter Michael – 2010 Les Pavots
  • Lail Vineyards – 2009 J. Daniel Cuvee
  • Rare Wine Company – Charleston Sercial Historic Series Madeira

This special evening will be emceed by legendary chef/author, Norman Van Aken!

Call 813 999-8700 for reservations


Sunday, January 19th

Élevage

10:00am – 2:00pm          

Brunch

$100.00pp

Featuring a Specialty Bloody Mary Menu prepared by Executive Chef Chad Johnson. Spirits sponsored by Belvedere.

Call 813 999-8700 for reservations