Epicurean Theatre
1207 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

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Tue, Feb. 3, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Super Foods with BT Nguyen


If only there were some kind of potion or pill that had everything you needed for weight loss and good health. Unfortunately, no such pill exists, but there is a solution -- something that not only promotes wellness and weight control but tastes good, too. These multitasking "super foods" provide multiple disease-fighting nutrients, fill you up so you can enjoy plenty of food without excess calories, and are easy to include in everyday meals. After all, what good is a super food that is hard to find, difficult to prepare, and the kids won't eat? 

Spend the evening with Chef BT Nguyen from Restaurant BT, while she demonstrates four dishes using some of the super foods and explains the health benefits of each.


Vegetarian pumpkin soup with coconut milk and galangal

Lemongrass encrusted snapper

Pork tenderloin sous vide served with a Malaysian inspired sauce of coconut milk, ginger, galangal, lemongrass and turmeric.

Ginger crème brûlée.


Cooking demonstration approx. 2 hours

Food will be paired with wine

Please note any food allergies/dietary restrictions in your reservation

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BT Nguyen

Epicurean Theatre

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Fri, Feb. 6, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
The Tequila Experience

Come experience tequila! The Epicurean Theatre invited you to enjoy a few tequila based cocktails and taste Bern's Steak House's very own Select Barrel Reserve Reposado. Director of Spirits for the Epicurean Hotel, Bern's Steak House and Haven, Dean Hurst will join Jaime Salas, Milagro Tequila Ninja as they take the class through the process of making tequila and will demonstrate how you can make the very same cocktails at home!



Wild Mushroom & Octopus Escabeche – avocado, baby corn, corn nuts, Aleppo pepper




Crispy Mofongo – blue crab, pork skin, sofrito broth




Espresso Flan – cardamom biscotti, wintergreen ganache, blood orange



Small plate pairings and cocktail tasting. Approximately 90mins.

Please note your reservation of any dietary restrictions

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Dean Hurst

Epicurean Theatre

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Mon, Feb. 9, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Case of the Monday's; Jeff Cohn Cellars



Please join us on Monday, February 9th at 7:00PM inside the Epicurean Theatre as we welcome special guest Jeff Cohn for a Zinfandel themed Case of the Mondays.  Jeff was head winemaker at Roseblum from 1996-2006, where he made dozens of incredible wines.  Today, Jeff has his own winery, Jeff Cohn Cellar, where he crafts wines with a true sense of place.  Throughout the tasting we will sample Zinfandels from the Sonoma Valley (Cassata Vineyard – 95 points), Paso Robles (Dusi Vineyard – 92 points), Alexander Valley (St Peter’s Church Vineyard – 94 points) and more.  Jeff sources fruit from some of the most interesting sites in California, ferments in open top vessels, does hand punch downs five times daily, uses indigenous yeast from the vineyard and ages in French oak barrels to create powerful wines without overpowering the terroir inherent to the place from which they come.  Join us as we sample five Jeff Cohn Cellars wines paired with small bites from the Élevage kitchen.  The price is $55.00 per person.  Please see below for the lineup of wines.




2012 Jeff Cohn Cellars “The Imposter” $34.95


“The opaque ruby/purple-colored 2012 Zinfandel The Impostor is no shy wine at 14.9% alcohol. Mediterranean-like berry fruit is found in this opulent, multilayered, rich, full-bodied, hedonistic fruit-bomb. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.”  90 Points Robert Parker




2012 Jeff Cohn Cellars “Cassata Vineyard” Zinfandel $42.95


“The super-rich, nicely structured, pure, full-bodied, opulent 2012 Zinfandel Cassata Vineyard possesses a heady 15.6% alcohol. This dense purple-colored effort is as good as this varietal can be. Drink now-2022.  139 cases produced.”  95 Points Robert Parker




2012 Jeff Cohn Cellars “Isabel Dusi Vineyard” Zinfandel $39.95           


“Sleek and focused, with floral raspberry, loam and white pepper aromas and compelling, complex flavors of cherry, toasty anise and mineral. Drink now through 2021. 143 cases made.”  92 Points Wine Spectator




2012 Jeff Cohn Cellars “St Peter's Church Vineyard” Zinfandel $42.95


“From a vineyard made famous by Rosenblum Cellars before it was sold, the opaque ruby/purple-tinged 2012 Zinfandel St. Peter’s Church Vineyard achieved a whopping 15.5% alcohol. The wine reveals a lot of nuances, pepper, spice, red and black fruits, a big, full-bodied mouthfeel, and the tell-tale opulence, purity and multi-dimensions Jeff Cohn routinely builds in his wines. There is also a certain elegance that most big, extracted, rich, full-throttled Zinfandels do not possess. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.  183 cases produced”  94 Points Robert Parker




2012 Jeff Cohn Cellars “Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard” Zinfandel  $39.95


“The 2012 Zinfandel Landy Sweetwater Springs Vineyard boasts a lofty 15.5% alcohol, but, as with all of these Zinfandels, there is not a bit of heat or burn in the aromatics or flavors, disproving once again the myth of alcohol. The wine offers up brambleberry, raspberry and cherry notes. It does not display the completeness, density or follow-through on the palate of Cohn’s other cuvées, but it is an outstanding, full-bodied Zinfandel to drink over the next 5-6 years.  111 cases produced.”  91 Points Robert Parker


18 openings available


Kevin Pelley

Epicurean Theatre

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Tue, Feb. 10, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Treats for Your Sweets: Toffee and Cookie Making Class


Love is in the air at the Epicurean Theater!  Join Chef Beth from Cloud 9 Confections in making some delicious treats for your sweetheart.  During the demonstration participants will learn to make toffee!  This elegant and delicious treat couldn't be simpler or more delicious.  In addition to bringing home a box of toffee, each guest will also have the opportunity to get hands on, when they decorate 6 sugar cookies to take home.  And of course there will be cocktails!  We'd LOVE to see you there!

Dark chocolate toffee with toasted pecans

Simply sweet sugar cookies with royal frosting and assorted decorations.


                                                            Approx. time of class 120 mins

                                                               Any dietary restrictions or allergies please make note in reservation

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Beth Lukens

Epicurean Theatre

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Thu, Feb. 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
A Taste of Bern's



 Been wanting to dine at Bern’s Steakhouse, but can’t get a reservation? Spend the evening with us in the Epicurean Theatre and enjoy a “Bern’s Steakhouse” dinner prepared LIVE in front of you from Chef de Cuisine, Hab Hamde and wine pairings from Bern’s sommelier Josh Michael.


Lobster Crepes

 Syltbar Prosecco

Beef Luxe Tasting

                                                           Sarget, Gruaud Larose 2nd Label 2003

                                                         Giraud Artistry – Cab Blend – 2011 Napa  SWS

                                       Key Lime Pie

                                                     Royal Tokaji ‘5 Puttonyos’


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

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






11 openings available


Hab Hamde

Epicurean Theatre

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Sat, Feb. 28, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Pappy Hour featuring Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons

This event is now sold out.

Check out our Buffalo Trace, Antiques Collection tasting March 14th! 

Please join us on Saturday, February 28th for a special tasting event featuring the Bourbons of Pappy Van Winkle.  The flight consists of ¾oz pours of 5 Bourbons (see below) and will be joined with a few bites of Chef Chad Johnson’s food.  We tasted through the flight and thought this would enhance the experience by offering compliments and contrasts to help keep your palate awake.  Why are we doing it?  Because we only receive a very small allocation each year and this seems to be the best way to share the Pappy phenomena!


Unfortunately, we do not have any product for retail sale.


The Bourbons:

Rip Van Winkle 10yr

Van Winkle Family Reserve 12yr

Pappy Van Winkle 15yr

Pappy Van Winkle 20yr

Pappy Van Winkle 23yr



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Dean Hurst

Epicurean Theatre

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Sat, Mar. 14, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
The Whiskeys of Buffalo Trace featuring the Antique Collection

Please join us on Saturday, March 14th for a special tasting event featuring the Bourbons of Buffalo Trace, including the rare Antique Collection.  Chef Chad Johnson will pair a few plates to enhance the experience.


Buffalo Trace sits on the site of the legendary OFC Distillery in Frankfort, KY dating back to the 1780s.  Opened as Buffalo Trace in 1999, they have won numerous awards for their whiskeys, like the 2013 Thomas H. Handy Rye being named “World’s Best Rye Whiskey” and the distillery itself earning “Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year” from Whisky Magazine in 2010.


The Antique Collection is made up of 5 whiskeys: Eagle Rare 17yr Bourbon, George T. Stagg Bourbon, Sazerac 18yr Rye, Thomas H. Handy Rye and wheated William Larue Weller Bourbon (which we have never been able to purchase).  Quickly moving in the direction of the Pappy Van Winkle line, these are increasingly harder to find.


Unfortunately, there is only a limited amount of the E.H. Taylor whiskeys available for retail sale at Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits.


The Whiskeys:

Elmer T. Lee Bourbon

E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon

E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Bourbon

Stagg Jr. Bourbon

Eagle Rare 17yr Bourbon

George T. Stagg Bourbon

Sazerac 18yr Rye


Thomas H. Handy Rye

21 openings available


Dean Hurst

Epicurean Theatre

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