Feed your Weekend Appetite: August 14 through August 17

Looking to Awaken Appetites Unknown? Feed your weekend appetite with everything we have going on inside the Epicurean Hotel this weekend and beyond.

Epic ChefSunday, August 16: Round Two (Weather Make-up) of the Epic Chef Showdown in the Epicurean Theatre (6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.) 
Pearl and the Grove vs. Mise en Place
Sunday the showdown continues as round two heats up as two popular restaurant Chefs go head-to-head for this week’s challenge, with all proceeds benefiting Feeding America Tampa Bay. Due to last week’s weather, this event was rescheduled for this date. Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for this event, but you can still support 
Feeding America Tampa Bay by visiting their website.

Splash Sunday at the Epicurean Hotel Pool on Sunday, August 16 (12 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Summer’s winding down and you don’t want to miss South Tampa’s sexiest summer pool party series happening every Sunday at the Epicurean Hotel pool. Splash Sunday wouldn’t be complete without a DJ spinning all your favorite jams, and this weekend we’ll have DJ Fresh turning up the heat. The cost is only $10 per person in advance through the website HERE or tickets will be available for $15 at the door. For the ultimate upgraded experience, reserve your own VIP area designed to accommodate up to ten guests for only $275. For all the details on Splash Sunday and to purchase tickets visit:https://epicureanhotel.com/splash-soho-pool-parties

Monday, August 17: Round Four of the Epic Chef Showdown in the Epicurean Theatre (6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Fodder and Shine vs. The Refinery
The 4th and Final Preliminary Round pits two popular Seminole Heights restaurants, with all proceeds benefiting Feeding America Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for this event, but you can still support Feeding America Tampa Bay by visiting their website.  But keep your eyes on the website following this battle, as tickets for the Semi-Finals will go on sale.  Visit http://EpicChefTampaBay.com early and often!

Coming up next week… 
Monday, Aug. 17 – Thursday, Aug. 20
Certified Specialist of Wine Program by Napa Valley Wine Academy
This 4-day intensive test prep course prepares guests for the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Specialist of Wine Certification Exam. Students will learn about the heart of wine country and taste 40+ wines led by industry experts. For more information visit www.NapaValleyWineAcademy.com

Petta BrownWednesday, Aug. 18
Super Foods; Chef BT Nguyen (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.) in the Epicurean Theatre

Chef BT Nguyen returns for a class on Super Foods that includes a three-course tasting menu, along with carefully paired wines. Price $85

Weekly happenings at The Epicurean Hotel include:

Mondays through Thursdays in Spa Evangeline
Executive Happy Hour, 30-Minute Express Services
Discover the ultimate time management therapy. 30 minutes of max pampering and includes a complimentary glass of champagne, wine or Markers Mark. Done & done. Choose from the Sparkling Moscato Manicure ($30), Pinot Grigio Pedicure ($45), Food for the Sole ($65), Sauvignon Blanc Scalp Massage (15-min $30), Bourbon Back Soother ($30) and the Makers Mark Target Massage ($65). For more information and details on each treatment visit the Spa Evangeline website or call 813-999-8742. *menu & prices could vary seasonally.

Roger ElevageHappy Hour Everyday From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Élevage Bar 
Enjoy the happy hour that everyone is talking about! Featuring $5 Chef Chad’s choice appetizers, $5 cocktails, $5 wines by the glass, and $3 beers. Isn’t it time you elevated your Happy Hour expectations? And, we’ll keep it fresh and exciting by changing the menu and selections each week. Just remember, the menu may change, but the prices will stay the same.

Half-price Wines, Every Monday at Élevage
MON-days are the new FUN-days! Enjoy dinner and your favorite wine at half-price.
All bottles under $100 are 50%
 off every Monday!