Epicurean Theatre
1207 South Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

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Mon, Mar. 2, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Glenmorangie Tasting

Dr William (Bill) Lumsden is the leader of The Glenmorangie Company’s legacy of pace-setting whisky creators. He oversees the creation of Glenmorangie’s beautifully complex and elegant spirit, from its birth on the shores of the Dornoch Firth in the Highlands of Scotland, through to its journey of maturation to deliver a range of renowned whiskies.


Tampa is lucky enough to have him visit this year and take us through a tasting including the Glenmorangie Original, Glenmorangie Lasanta, Glenmorangie 18 Year and his special release this year: Tusail.



This is the only event in the Tampa Bay area with Dr Bill and is expected to fill up quickly.

Experience tastings of:

Glenmorangie Original

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Glenmorangie 18 Year


Glenmorangie Tusail

30 openings available


Dr William (Bill) Lumsden

Epicurean Theatre

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Sat, Mar. 7, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Drink Wine Like A Pro

Wine Tasting Secrets of the Pros.

Enjoying wine means liking it.  Appreciating wine means knowing why you like it. Join Jerry Greenfield, The Wine Whisperer, as he explains how to sample, understand, and appreciate wine like the pros do.  You’ll discover how to decode the information (or lack of it) on a bottle label, so you can make more informed wine purchases.  Jerry will disclose the “Five S” process of sampling wine, and reveal how to enjoy the aroma and flavor components of every wine you sample.  This two-hour seminar is the perfect introduction to the wide world of wine.



Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

Paul Hobbs Chardonnay

Sean Minor Pinot Noir

D 66 Grenache Blend

Joel Gott “815” Cabernet



{ Small food pairing plate with Wine Pairings - appx. 2 hours }

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

25 openings available


Jerry Greenfield

Epicurean Theatre

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Sat, Mar. 7, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Just Grillin: Standing Rib Roast and Tri Tips


Come spend the evening with the guys from Just Grillin, located on North Dale Mabry Highway in Carrollwood. During this class we will go over proper preperation, spices, injections, marinades and equipment to use to enhance your "Grillin" experience.

Class will go over how to prepare; Standing rib roast and tri tips

Approx time of class 2 hours

Food and Beverage Pairings will be offered

Please note in reservation of any dietary restrictions


30 openings available


Just Grillin

Epicurean Theatre

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Mon, Mar. 9, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Case of the Mondays; France 101 Wine Tasting

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.

This evenings class will be on French Wines


In this Case of the Monday's I will explore the wines of Champagne, Burgundy (white & red), Rhone (Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Bordeaux (red and Sauternes).  The class will be an introduction to the various regions of France, the grape varieties, history and laws.

 Wine will be paired with French Cheese and sticky garnishes

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

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

34 openings available


Kevin Pelley

Epicurean Theatre

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Tue, Mar. 10, 2015 @ 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 if we weren’t lucky enough to have an Italian grandmother who prepared this heart-warming fare in portions far greater than a normal family could possibly eat, we still feel the love in authentic 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!



Truffled polenta fries with porcini cream

Braised lamb shank, parmesan polenta salsa verde

Silverado Sangiovese


 Bucatini pasta, green peas, egg, guanciale, black pepper, parmesan

ZD Pinot Noir

Cherry Zabaglione

Macerated  cherries, Marsala wine, eggs, sugar

Lola Riesling



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

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

0 openings available


Michael Buttacavoli

Epicurean Theatre

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Thu, Mar. 12, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
Sausage & BEER Fest: TB Beer Week




in Celebration of

Tampa Bay Beer Week 

Thursday, March 12th

7:00pm – 10:00pm

The Pool & Garden Terrace

at the

Epicurean Hotel


Experience the Ultimate Display of Sausage,

Paired with some Amazing Beers.

One Price. Unlimited Samplings.

A Winning Package.


To Stretch the Boundaries,

We’ll be Packing in some Fun Enhancements:


·         Beer Belly Flop

·         Hairiest Beer Belly

·         Sausage Eating Contest (for an additional entry fee)

·         Tunes to set the mood


$30. Entry Fee

It’s gonna be huge.


Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Cigar City Brewing

Sierra Nevada • Anchor Brewing Co. • Brew Bus

And More!

191 openings available


Max Sherard

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

8 openings available


Dean Hurst

Epicurean Theatre

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Sun, Mar. 15, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Luck of the Irish; Cupcake Decorating

You don't have to be Irish to enjoy the St. Patrick's Day fun! Chef Beth, will teach you skills to create 3 impressive cupcakes including skills with buttercream piping . Class is great for beginners as well as those with piping skills. All cupcakes are paired with themed beverages and cocktails. This is a great class for beginners or a new recipe for the more advance. Every guest will get to take home 6 cupcakes that they will decorate themselves.




Carbomb Cupcakes with whiskey ganache filling and Irish Cream frosting
Shamrock Shake Cupcakes with Mint Cream Cheese Frosting
Luck of the Irish Cream Cupcakes with Irish Butter Cream


Please specify any food alergies in your reservation, or if you are purchasing tickets with other individuals and would like to sit together.

16 openings available


Beth Lukens

Epicurean Theatre

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Sat, Mar. 21, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Wine and Canvas; Easy Livin'

Wine and Canvas has been bringing approachable painting to all levels of artists since 2010. Since opening its doors in Indianapolis, they have expanded to locations across the nation, and continue to grow. From beginners to experienced, Wine and Canvas is a fun and innovative way to spend an evening out. The concept is always the same - bringing together people of similar interests to share wine and laughs while painting the night away, no artistic experience or talent required. Wine and Canvas provides brushes, canvas, paint, and a local artist to guide the fun and provide step-by-step instructions.


Easy Livin'

Sip on a glass of wine while creating this Easy Livin' painting. Wine and a small tasting plate is included, and each participant will take home their own 16" x 20" work of art.


{ Painting Instruction, Wine and Small Plates - appx. 3 hours }

26 openings available


Stephanie Tezich, Wine and Canvas

Epicurean Theatre

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Sat, Mar. 28, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
The Picnic in the Park:Slow Ride


Join us Saturday March 28th, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the Epicurean Theatre for a picnic prep. class by Chef Max Sherard. After the picnic prep class we’ll cruise down Bayshore Blvd on COAST BIKES (which will be staged & ready for RSVP’d Attendees at the Epicurean) to The Riverwalk, stopping at Curtis Hixon Park to enjoy a Picnic. After, Slow Ride back across town to the Epicurean for a New Belgium Rooftop tasting at EDGE Social Drinkery, featuring Slow Ride Session IPA and some of our other yummy brews.

10 openings available


Max Sherard

Epicurean Theatre

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