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Epicurean Theatre
1207 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
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190

Sat, Sep. 20, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Brew Bus Brewing + Cigar City Tour
 

During this four-hour experience you'll be able to taste three award-winning craft beers by Brew Bus Brewing, paired with Epicurean Hotel Executive Chef Chad Johnson's 3 course tasting menu. After the pairing we will "HOP" on the Brew Bus and head to Cigar City Brewing where you'll receive a behind the scenes, private tour of Florida's largest craft brewery. This experience is sure to be filled with plenty of hand crafted food and beers to enjoy the trip.

Anthony Derby, owner of Brew Bus, started the company in 2011 while attending the University of Colorado Boulder. While he and his buddies attempted to visit three breweries in one day, he realized the need for a transportation service that would cater to all craft beer enthusiast. Brew Bus, the ultimate craft beer experience, was born.

Menu:

Last Stop IPA: Deviled Crab Cakes – coriander, lemon aioli

Ridin Dirty: Duck “Hot Brown” – Cheddar, Mornay, bacon, tomato

Double Decker Porter: Buffalo Shoulder Loin – Gorgonzola Dulce, preserved walnuts

Snacks on the bus, chefs choice

 

(Please make note of any dietary restrictions on your reservation)

  

7 openings available

$65.00

Brew Bus, Anthony Derby

Epicurean Theatre

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
201

Wed, Sep. 24, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Bourbon 101
 
 

Noted mixologist, Dean Hurst, has been innovating the beverage program for the Bern’s Steak House family for over ten years. Director of Spirits for Bern’s Steak House, Dean has been working to expand the palates of Tampa Bay. He is a founder of the Tampa Chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild, which organized one of the largest National Repeal Day events in the country. He works in industry events such as the Manhattan Cocktail Classic as a Bar Fellow in 2011, Portland Cocktail Week in 2011 & 2012, and Tales of The Cocktail in the Cocktail Apprentice Program for 2012 & 2013. Dean was a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire “Most Inspired Bartender” competition in 2009, the Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition 2010, and the Bacardi Legacy Competition in 2012, where he finished 2nd place overall. Dean now has three bar programs at Epicurean Hotel, including EDGE rooftop bar.


Bourbon is America’s Whiskey.  Dean will have just returned from Kentucky to visit a few distilleries and purchase unique barrels for Bern’s Steak House.  We will be discussing the history and production methods of this unique spirit.  There might even be a cocktail!




{ Seminar & Cocktail Tasting with Small Plate Pairings - appx. 60 - 90 minutes }


13 openings available

$65.00

Dean Hurst

Epicurean Theatre

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
197

Mon, Sep. 29, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Case of the Mondays
 
 

While attending the University of South Florida, Kevin Pelley developed his passion for wine while working as a server at Tampa’s Mise En Place restaurant.  After graduation, he joined the team at SideBern’s and quickly ascended to general manager at the company’s retail wine store, Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits.  Pelley also served as the wine director at SideBern’s for six years helping elevate the wine list to a perennial  “Best of the Award of Excellence” winner from Wine Spectator Magazine and “Unique Award of Distinction” winner from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Kevin is an accomplished sommelier and has successfully earned his Introductory Level and Certified Sommelier Level with the Court of Master Sommeliers.  He has also completed the Introduction to Winemaking Certificate from the University of California at Davis. Along with Chef Chad Johnson, Kevin was one on five national finalists for the 2008 Copa Jerez Sherry Competition held in New York City, and since 2006 has served as wine columnist for Tampa Bay Metro Magazine.  In order to master his craft he has traveled extensively throughout the wine world visiting numerous wine regions including France, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, California, as well as the winemaking regions of Washington State and Oregon. Kevin also oversees all the wine for Bern’s Winefest, choosing, procuring and selling the more than 200 wines for the annual four day wine event with over 1500 people in attendance.

Case of the Mondays

One Monday per month can be a much better Monday. Join Kevin to explore wine regions, styles, history, and profiles. You might just discover your new favorite wine that you've never tried before. Guest winemakers frequently drop in to offer their insight on the intricacies of the winemaking process and the personal approach to making their own fine wines.

 

 

{ Seminar & Tasting with Small Plates - appx. 60 - 90 minutes }

If you have any dietary restrictions, please note it on your reservation.

19 openings available

$55.00

Kevin Pelley

Epicurean Theatre

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
200

Tue, Sep. 30, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
An Italian "Cena"
 
Michael Buttacavoli 

Born in Huntington Long Island, but raised locally in New Port Richey, Chef Michael Buttacavoli grew up surrounded by authentic, family Italian cooking. Chef Michael spent his formative years as the Chef de Cuisine at Boca and SideBerns under the leadership of Chef Jeannie Pierola.  He also headed up the Fresh Harvest Buffett & the flagship restaurant, Council Oak, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 

Currently, Michael is the Executive Chef of the Golden Spoon and Creative Loafing award winning restaurant, Cena.  Cena is located in the heart of the vibrant Channel District of Tampa and serves modern, fresh, and simple Italian cuisine in a contemporary and stylish setting.  Cena means “dinner” or “supper” in Italian which coincides precisely with its dining hours from Wednesday to Sunday each week with the occasional special occasion brunch. 

When he’s not in the kitchen, Michael is spending time with his wife and three children and tries to fit in the occasional golf game.  Although at the end of the day his natural passion for great food and Italian upbringing make the kitchen his home away from home.

An Italian "Cena"

Italian dishes have a way of becoming comfort food, even for those who aren’t Italian. Even if you didn’t have an Italian grandmother who made the heart-warming food, probably way more than the family could ever eat, chances are that you still feel the love in good Italian food. Chef Michael Buttacavoli shares the love, background, and of course technique, to make three mouthwatering dishes that may just become family tradition in your home!

Menu

Wild Mushroom Arrancini; truffle Fondue

Clams & Lemon Oregano Pasta

Bronzini; Escarole, white beans and roasted peppers, garlic lemon thyme olive oil


 


{ Cooking Demonstration & Tasting with Wine Pairings - appx. 2 hours }

If you have any dietary restrictions, please note it on your reservation.

12 openings available

$65.00

Michael Buttacavoli

Epicurean Theatre

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
204

Sat, Oct. 4, 2014 @ 2:00 PM
Taco Bus; Broken English Perfectly Spoken
 

 

You may have seen Taco Bus on the Food Network, the Travel Channel and the Cooking Channel, but the national spotlight was a long time coming. Chef and restaurateur Rene Valenzuela likes to say Taco Bus is one of those “overnight successes that was 30 years in the making.”

 

At 9 years old, while other kids were playing marbles or soccer, Valenzuela was busy making and selling his own tacos at a farmer’s market in his native Mexico. By college, he was running a taqueria in El Centrito, the Ybor City of Monterrey. He soon followed the food business to the United States in 1994 and brought his love of Mexican street fare with him to Tampa in 1996.

He started on the Tampa streets with a late-night weekend taco trailer at the corner of Hillsborough and Armenia avenues, and he must have done something right. Today, with five restaurants and counting, his loyal customers can enjoy their favorite Mexican street food 24-7 in the comfort of an air-conditioned dining room. Even so, Valenzuela continues to take it to the streets with the Taco Bus food trucks, keeping him in touch with his modest beginnings.

Valenzuela is a lifelong student of Mexican food, learning from family, friends, cooks and other people in the business along the way. He has trained with such luminaries of Mexican cuisine as Diana Kennedy, Rick Bayless and Roberto Santobanez, but he stays true to his humble roots by applying what he learns to his signature street food. For Valenzuela, no amount of national recognition is as satisfying as sharing the delicious, authentic food he grew up loving with the community he now calls home. That passion is what fuels the man behind the wheel of the Taco Bus.


Menu:

 

Hibiscus flowers and queso fresco sopes

 

 

 

Duck carnitas in black mole with maduros plantain

 

 

 

Corn Brûlée with sweet raspberry-guajillo sauce

 


 

Meyer Lemon Horchata

 

 

 

 

 


{ Seminar & Cooking Demonstration with Wine Pairings - appx. 2 hours }

If you have any dietary restrictions, please note it on your reservation.

 

20 openings available

$65.00

Rene Valenzuela

Epicurean Theatre

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
203

Thu, Oct. 16, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Supper Club: 'Halloween Gone Wrong'
 

 

 

The Supper Club is our way of bringing together adventuresome lovers of food and drink for an evening of discovery. Learn what Chef Chad and his team of talented chefs find to be intriguing, unique, and delicious. The entire multi-course meal will be prepared in the Epicurean Theatre, mere feet away from your seat. You’ll see every slice of every vegetable, smell the meats roasting, and most likely hear the chef utter profanities. (Now’s probably a good time to refer to the glossary below.) 

Dinner will be served at communal tables to foster lively conversation and debate amongst like-minded foodies.  We encourage guests to interact with the chefs, you may uncover a new technique, discover a favorite ingredient, or get directions to an incredible dive bar.  More than a simple meal, Supper Club is a voyeuristic dining experience. 

September Supper Club "Halloween Gone Wrong"


Bobbing for Apples

Apple Salad - tuna, hazelnut, cider gelee

 

Satan's Shellfish

Deviled Blue Crab - avocado, shellfish diable


Dracula's Degustation

Roasted Blood Sausage / Shrimp with blood mole / blood omelet


Trick of Treat

Candy Corn Glazed Elk - shropshire blue cheese, smoked potato, gobstopper gastrique


Jack-O-Lantern

Pumpkin Parfait - brown butter cake, whipped calvados

 


 

 

 

Supper Club Glossary:

Culinary Voyeurism [kuhl-uh-ner-ee  vwah-yur-iz-uhm]

Phrase - The act of seeking pleasure by watching others cook food that one either lacks the skill to prepare, the time, or both.

 

* If you can’t/won’t eat certain things, this probably isn’t for you as we will politely decline substitutions and changes.


{ appx. 3 hours }

13 openings available

$125.00

Chad Johnson

Epicurean Theatre

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
202

Fri, Oct. 17, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Supper Club: 'Halloween Gone Wrong'
 

 

 

The Supper Club is our way of bringing together adventuresome lovers of food and drink for an evening of discovery. Learn what Chef Chad and his team of talented chefs find to be intriguing, unique, and delicious. The entire multi-course meal will be prepared in the Epicurean Theatre, mere feet away from your seat. You’ll see every slice of every vegetable, smell the meats roasting, and most likely hear the chef utter profanities. (Now’s probably a good time to refer to the glossary below.) 

Dinner will be served at communal tables to foster lively conversation and debate amongst like-minded foodies.  We encourage guests to interact with the chefs, you may uncover a new technique, discover a favorite ingredient, or get directions to an incredible dive bar.  More than a simple meal, Supper Club is a voyeuristic dining experience. 

September Supper Club "Halloween Gone Wrong"


Bobbing for Apples

Apple Salad - tuna, hazelnut, cider gelee

 

Satan's Shellfish

Deviled Blue Crab - avocado, shellfish diable


Dracula's Degustation

Roasted Blood Sausage / Shrimp with blood mole / blood omelet


Trick of Treat

Candy Corn Glazed Elk - shropshire blue cheese, smoked potato, gobstopper gastrique


Jack-O-Lantern

Pumpkin Parfait - brown butter cake, whipped calvados

 


 

 

 

Supper Club Glossary:

Culinary Voyeurism [kuhl-uh-ner-ee  vwah-yur-iz-uhm]

Phrase - The act of seeking pleasure by watching others cook food that one either lacks the skill to prepare, the time, or both.

 

* If you can’t/won’t eat certain things, this probably isn’t for you as we will politely decline substitutions and changes.


{ appx. 3 hours }

$125.00

Chad Johnson

Epicurean Theatre

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
205

Wed, Oct. 29, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Holiday Cocktails
 
 

Noted mixologist, Dean Hurst, has been innovating the beverage program for the Bern’s Steak House family for over ten years. Director of Spirits for Bern’s Steak House, Dean has been working to expand the palates of Tampa Bay. He is a founder of the Tampa Chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild, which organized one of the largest National Repeal Day events in the country. He works in industry events such as the Manhattan Cocktail Classic as a Bar Fellow in 2011, Portland Cocktail Week in 2011 & 2012, and Tales of The Cocktail in the Cocktail Apprentice Program for 2012 & 2013. Dean was a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire “Most Inspired Bartender” competition in 2009, the Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition 2010, and the Bacardi Legacy Competition in 2012, where he finished 2nd place overall. Dean now has three bar programs at Epicurean Hotel, including EDGE rooftop bar.


 

The Holidays are a great time to dust off the bar tools and break out some fancy glassware.  So how do you pick the right drinks?  There is an art to entertaining your guests and still finding the time to enjoy the party yourself.  Tonight we will explore the options and sample a few easy to prepare holiday themed cocktails.




{ Seminar & Cocktail Tasting with Small Plate Pairings - appx. 60 - 90 minutes }

If you have any dietary restrictions, please note it on your reservation.

20 openings available

$65.00

Dean Hurst

Epicurean Theatre

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
198

Mon, Nov. 3, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Case of the Mondays (Piedmont Italy)
 
 

While attending the University of South Florida, Kevin Pelley developed his passion for wine while working as a server at Tampa’s Mise En Place restaurant.  After graduation, he joined the team at SideBern’s and quickly ascended to general manager at the company’s retail wine store, Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits.  Pelley also served as the wine director at SideBern’s for six years helping elevate the wine list to a perennial  “Best of the Award of Excellence” winner from Wine Spectator Magazine and “Unique Award of Distinction” winner from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Kevin is an accomplished sommelier and has successfully earned his Introductory Level and Certified Sommelier Level with the Court of Master Sommeliers.  He has also completed the Introduction to Winemaking Certificate from the University of California at Davis. Along with Chef Chad Johnson, Kevin was one on five national finalists for the 2008 Copa Jerez Sherry Competition held in New York City, and since 2006 has served as wine columnist for Tampa Bay Metro Magazine.  In order to master his craft he has traveled extensively throughout the wine world visiting numerous wine regions including France, Italy, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, California, as well as the winemaking regions of Washington State and Oregon. Kevin also oversees all the wine for Bern’s Winefest, choosing, procuring and selling the more than 200 wines for the annual four day wine event with over 1500 people in attendance.

Case of the Mondays

One Monday per month can be a much better Monday. Join Kevin to explore wine regions, styles, history, and profiles. You might just discover your new favorite wine that you've never tried before. Guest winemakers frequently drop in to offer their insight on the intricacies of the winemaking process and the personal approach to making their own fine wines.

Wines will be featured from Piedmont Italy


{ Seminar & Tasting with Small Plates - appx. 60 - 90 minutes }

If you have any dietary restrictions, please note it on your reservation.

19 openings available

$55.00

Kevin Pelley

Epicurean Theatre

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
206

Wed, Nov. 19, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Gin: The Original Flavored Vodka
 
 

Noted mixologist, Dean Hurst, has been innovating the beverage program for the Bern’s Steak House family for over ten years. Director of Spirits for Bern’s Steak House, Dean has been working to expand the palates of Tampa Bay. He is a founder of the Tampa Chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild, which organized one of the largest National Repeal Day events in the country. He works in industry events such as the Manhattan Cocktail Classic as a Bar Fellow in 2011, Portland Cocktail Week in 2011 & 2012, and Tales of The Cocktail in the Cocktail Apprentice Program for 2012 & 2013. Dean was a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire “Most Inspired Bartender” competition in 2009, the Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition 2010, and the Bacardi Legacy Competition in 2012, where he finished 2nd place overall. Dean now has three bar programs at Epicurean Hotel, including EDGE rooftop bar.


 

 

Drinking gin by itself is not a recommended practice.  But, mix gin up in a cocktail and you have magic in a glass.  There are more gin-based recipes throughout cocktail history than any other spirit.  So let’s try some! Tonight, we will discuss the categories of gin and how/when to use them. 




{ Seminar & Cocktail Tasting with Small Plate Pairings - appx. 60 - 90 minutes }

If you have any dietary restrictions, please note it on your reservation.

20 openings available

$65.00

Dean Hurst

Epicurean Theatre

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
207

Wed, Dec. 17, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Whisk(e)y Cocktails
 
   
 

Noted mixologist, Dean Hurst, has been innovating the beverage program for the Bern’s Steak House family for over ten years. Director of Spirits for Bern’s Steak House, Dean has been working to expand the palates of Tampa Bay. He is a founder of the Tampa Chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild, which organized one of the largest National Repeal Day events in the country. He works in industry events such as the Manhattan Cocktail Classic as a Bar Fellow in 2011, Portland Cocktail Week in 2011 & 2012, and Tales of The Cocktail in the Cocktail Apprentice Program for 2012 & 2013. Dean was a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire “Most Inspired Bartender” competition in 2009, the Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition 2010, and the Bacardi Legacy Competition in 2012, where he finished 2nd place overall. Dean now has three bar programs at Epicurean Hotel, including EDGE rooftop bar.


 

 

 

Whisk(e)y is the hottest spirit category in the US markets.  We just can’t seem to get enough.  But, production has not caught up with demand, so the price keeps climbing.  Tonight we will explore the subject and taste top shelf selections from various locations around the globe.




{ Seminar & Cocktail Tasting with Small Plate Pairings - appx. 60 - 90 minutes }

If you have any dietary restrictions, please note it on your reservation.

20 openings available

$65.00

Dean Hurst

Epicurean Theatre

 
 
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