Feed Your Weekly Appetite (And More) at the Epicurean April 5 through 10

Looking to Awaken Appetites Unknown? We have plenty to whet your appetite with everything we have going on at the Epicurean Hotel this week, weekend and beyond.

Weekly happenings at the Epicurean Hotel include:

Blueberry oatmealNew Menus: Élevage
In honor of Florida Blueberry Month, you’ll notice seasonal cocktails, appetizers, entrées and brunch items that showcase local blueberries from Wish Farms. Recipes on some of these specialty blueberry dishes and hand-crafted cocktails 
are coming soon!

Three-Course Dinner with Chef Jason Cline of Birch & Vine
Tuesday, April 5: Epicurean Theatre (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.)

Executive Chef Jason Cline uses his skills in classical cooking and innovative techniques fused with his passion for bold flavors to create menus for The Birchwood. He continues to be recognized in the culinary circuit, winning multiple awards and collaborating with world-renowned influential chefs. Most recently, his focus on sourcing ingredients from local Florida farms was recently featured on “Emeril’s Florida” on the Food Network. Tickets are $70 per person and can be purchased at www.EpicureanTheatre.com.

Dr BBQBig Flavors from the Big Green Egg with Dr. BBQ, Ray Lampe
Wednesday, April 6: Epicurean Theatre (7 p.m.-9 p.m.)

Inducted in
to the BBQ Hall of Fame in 2014, Ray Lampe is an outdoor cooking expert. Spend the evening with Dr. BBQ and learn how he makes a three-course meal off his Big Green Egg. As a bonus; all guests will receive a copy of Ray’s new book“Flavorize” to take home! Tickets are $70 per person and can be purchased at www.EpicureanTheatre.com.

French Wine Scholar
Friday, April 8: Epicurean Theatre (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Napa Valley Wine Academy is proud to be offer the prestigious French Wine Scholar Study and Certification program. This in-depth program provides current and accurate information on the wines and wine regions of France. Developed and administrated by the French Wine Society with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this program is designed for serious students of wine; whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. For more information, please visit Napa Valley Wine Academy.

Group CookingThai Hands-On Cooking 
Sunday, April 10: Epicurean Theatre (7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.)
Petta Brown, owner of Thai Gourmet Market, returns to the Epicurean Theatre for one of our most popular cooking classes. She will teach guests how to prepare three mouthwatering Thai dishes and share the techniques that go into making them. Menu highlights include: “Larb-Kai”: Spicy Thai Chicken Salad, “Keao-Kung”: Shrimp Wonton Soup and “Kang-Keao-Whan-Lamb”: Green Curry Lamb. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased at www.EpicureanTheatre.com.

Spa Evangeline Specials:
The newest in skincare: The HydraFacial MD® treatment is now offered at Spa Evangeline. In as little as 30-minutes, you’ll feel completely refreshed and rejuvenated. View pricing and specials here. Call Spa Evangeline for an appointment today at 813-999-8742.
Give a Gift; Get a $25 Gift Card! Between Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and all the spring birthdays coming up, you’re probably looking for the perfect gift for everyone. But what about a gift for yourself?! During the month of April, purchase a $250 Spa Evangeline gift card and receive a $25 bonus gift card. Purchase gift cards here.

Green CocktailEvery day from 3 p.m.–7 p.m. in Élevage Bar
Why limit happy hour to just one hour? Enjoy the happy hour that everyone in SoHo is raving 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. This month, check out new happy hour menu highlights featuring Florida blueberries from Wish Farms!

Hospitality Industry Night: Sundays at EDGE
Do you work in the hospitality industry? If so, you should be joining us every Sunday night at EDGE! Take the elevator to the top and receive 50% off beer, wine and cocktails (excluding happy hour) with proof of employment.

Derek Gores Collage Series: CASS Contemporary Art Space & Studio 
Derek Gores has joined the CASS Contemporary Art Space & Studio’s permanent satellite gallery at the Epicurean Hotel. His collage art “Beauty in Chaos” is the second rotation featured in the gallery. It’s a must-see gallery experience and only here for a limited time!

Also coming up you don’t want to miss…

Bern's WineFestBern’s Winefest No. 19 (April 10-17)
This year, we’ll celebrate the 19th year of Bern’s Winefest with an array of events kicking off on Sunday, April 10th and going through Sunday, April 17th. Indulge in a full week of all your wildest culinary and wine fantasies with events at Bern’s Steak House, Haven, Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits and the Epicurean Hotel. Many Winefest guests can “wine down” with special rates at the Epicurean Hotel. To purchase tickets and view event details visit www.bernswinefest.com.

Cupcakes & Cocktails: Beth’s Blues
Tuesday, April 19: Epicurean Theatre (7 p.m.-9 p.m.)

She’s back! And this month she’s joining in on the Florida Blueberry Month celebration
s! Join Chef Beth from Cloud 9 Confections as she teaches you how to craft up (and decorate) three blueberry cupcakes. During the class you’ll decorate your own cupcakes and enjoy specialty hand-crafted cocktails from the Élevage bar. Tickets are $50 per person and these tickets won’t last! Sign up today to snag one of the last few seats. Tickets can be purchased at www.EpicureanTheatre.com.

Emily EllynSipin’ and Supin’ — Bourbon and Blueberries with the Vixen of Vintage — Chef Emily Ellyn
Wednesday, April 20: Epicurean Theatre (7 p.m.-9 p.m.)

The famous Retro Rad Chef from Food Network, Emily Ellyn, returns to the Epicurean Theatre for a modern remix on everyone’s favorite meal — tacos! Featured ingredients? Bourbon and blueberries, of course! That’s right; guests will learn how to make a three-course meal using fresh Florida blueberries from local Wish Farms and pair with bourbon selections from the cellars of Epicurean. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased at www.EpicureanTheatre.com