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.
The Paper Seahorse: Watercolor Florals, Epicurean Theatre, Thursday, July 27, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Bring out your inner artiste at the Watercolor Florals class hosted by The Paper Seahorse inside the Epicurean Theatre. Spend a night with your paint brush to your paper and your wine glass to your lips. During the class, you will learn to combine opaque watercolors with traditional watercolors and create your work of art, a floral heart. Learn a new skill and fall in love with painting or brush up (pun intended) on your basics during the guided course. Painters will be provided with 5×7 paper, paint brush, paint, floral templates and a watercolor basics handout. Two complimentary glasses of wine will be provided to allow artists to paint with no inhibitions. Purchase a ticket to “The Paper Seahorse: Watercolor Florals” class here before they sell out!
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.
HydraFacial Special: Purchase a 30-minute facial and receive a 60 minute facial
Purchase a 60-minute facial and receive a 90 minute facial
HydraFacial Packages: Purchase a 30-minute series, get one complimentary
Purchase a 60-minute series, get one complimentary
Watermelon Vodkatini Mani & Pedi: Your skin will drink up this boozy, watermelon-infused scrub during a fruity manicure and pedicure for $79.
Summertime Revitalization: Unwind and relax during this 60-Minute Swedish Massage for just $89.
Summer Detox: Leave refreshed and rejuvenated with a detoxing 20-Minute HydraFacial for $79.
To check out the current Tampa spa specials at Spa Evangeline, click here.
20% service charge added at checkout. Call Spa Evangeline for reservations (813) 999-8742.
50 Cent Martini Lunches, Weekdays in Élevage from 11am – 3pm
Élevage is serving up 50 cent martinis for lunch! Head over to Élevage Monday through Friday between 11am to 3pm and enjoy 50 cent martinis when you purchase a lunch entrée. Just think, you could have seven martinis for the price of one latte. I know some of you may be thinking “I can’t drink a martini in the middle of the day.” Actually you can and the real question is “Why shouldn’t I drink a martini at one in the afternoon?” We think Don Draper would approve. It’s the best Tampa lunch special around. Click here for more details.
Epicurean Must Do’s
Head up to EDGE Social Drinkery for rooftop cocktails and superior sunset views. Weekend goal = try all of the new cocktails being poured, shaken and stirred at EDGE. Or, grab a bite off the new food menu. Starting Monday, July 3rd, EDGE will be closed every Sunday and Monday through the month of August for seasonal summer hours.
While you’re sipping on libations, stare in awe of the newly painted mural by artist Dalek at EDGE. The bold patterns and bright colors are the perfect backdrop for that evening cocktail or Instagram-worthy selfie. Check out this awesome video of all it took to create this work of art.
And while you’re at it, visit the current CASS Art Exhibition: Chris Valle in the library lounge of Epicurean before it’s gone. Just look for the skulls and Chanel C’s adorning the walls. Be sure to experience Chris Valle’s entire collection at CASS Contemporary Art Space & Studio. Keep your eyes open for our new exhibit on August 25th featuring the famous French painter, Niark1.