Want to hit a home run for your south Tampa Valentine’s Day? You’ve found your answer at Epicurean! From a swoon-worthy tasting menu this south Tampa Valentine’s Day prepared by foodmaster Executive Chef Chad Johnson, to a whoopee (pie) making session the evening before in the Epicurean Theater, Epicurean gives you and your sweetie the Valentine’s Day of your dreams – and you get a huge hero’s badge, too! Check out Epicurean’s offerings, but don’t wait to make reservations – things like this fill up quickly!
Epicurean Hotel, across from the legendary Bern’s Steakhouse in south Tampa, is a food paradise on it’s own. And it’s a great spot to celebrate a south Tampa Valentine’s Day in Tampa Bay. In addition to its EDGE rooftop bar, Epicurean boasts two wonderful Tampa Valentine’s venues, Elevage Restaurant and the Epicurean Theatre.
(Be sure to check our our 2019 Guide to the Best Valentine’s Day Ever in Tampa Bay, Clearwater & St Pete available here! And if you’re looking for V-Day Flowers, we’ve got your Guide to Valentine’s Day Flowers right here!)
It’s that time again! Valentine’s day just a few short weeks away, meaning your time to plan a perfect celebration is limited. So why worry? Make it an Epicurean Valentine’s Day if you’re looking for a romantic, fun, easy to plan date. At the Epicurean, you can enjoy two celebrations this Valentine’s Day: Cupcakes & Cocktails and the Tasting Menu.
Check out the Epicurean Valentine’s Day Celebrations
Cupcakes & Cocktails: Valentine’s Edition
Wednesday February 13, 2019: What’s a south Tampa Valentine’s Day if you don’t at least make some whoopee. Whoopee Pies, that is! Join Chef Beth from Cloud 9 Confections for a special south Tampa Valentine’s class making whoopee pies! Learn to make two different kinds of pies and then create your own delicious combination with fillings and garnishes. All the while you’ll be sipping on libations lovingly made by Jenna, everyone’s favorite Elevage Cupid. Take home 6 treats to share the love with the sweets in your life. The Whoopee Pie menu includes dutch chocolate and vanilla pies, with fillings of chocolate, vanilla, and raspberry, with assorted garnishes. Cupcakes & Cocktails takes place from 7-9pm on Wednesday February 13, 2019 in the Epicurean Theatre, just off the lobby of the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa FL. $65/person, limited to 30 people. Enjoy your south Tampa Valentine’s whoopee (pies).
Wednesday, February 14th 7-9pm
Élevage Valentine’s Day Tasting Menu
Prepare for a masterpiece tasting menu from Executive Chef Chad Johnson. Elevage’s south Tampa Valentine’s Day tasting menu in south Tampa is remarkably delicious! This four course meal features choices from crispy oysters to duck Tasso style to Gnocchi Thermidor to Dark Chocolate Cremeux – caramelia mousse, passion fruit tapioca, huckleberry gelee! Options for the first course include a choice of Citrus Salad – mache, endive, goat cheese, lavender honey mustard, or Crispy Oysters Rockefeller – spinach, pernod, watercress, yuzu hollandaise, or Blackened Beef Carpaccio – green tomato mostarda, burrata toast. The second course offers a choice of Gnocchi Thermidor – lobster, pea tendrils, crispy georgia gouda, or Roasted Pheasant Breast – melted & crispy leeks, black truffle bourbon butter or Fricassee of Early Spring Vegetables – crème fraiche, morel mushroom jus. The third course options include Herb Roasted Redfish – smoked mushroom, pinot noir reduction, or Duck in the Style of Tasso – foie gras dirty rice, okra, calvados jus, or Port Braised Beef Short Rib – basil pommes puree, bleu sunshine cheese. Wrapping things up is the fourth course of an Artisanal Cheese Plate – sweet & sticky garnishes, or Dark Chocolate Cremeux – caramelia mousse, passion fruit tapioca, huckleberry gelee, or Strawberry Vacherin – vanilla, buttermilk, cognac syrup. A romantic dream come true because a south Tampa Valentine’s at the Epicurean hotel is more than perfect for any couple. The tasting menu is available for $75/person.
Elevage Restaurant is located just off the lobby of the Epicurean Hotel, 1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa FL. Valet parking is available for a nominal fee after 5pm.
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