Dear Foodie Friends,

Epicurean: fond of luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking; devoted to sensual pleasures, esp food and drink. Synonyms: gourmet, luxury, lavish, deluxe, rich. Get ready to awaken your senses and indulge your soul as I share with you my two night gourmet adventure in Tampa. In this blog post, I will be covering our stay at the fabulous Epicurean Hotel. In part two, I will share with you our discoveries as we ventured out to check out the Tampa culinary scene.

A quote I found on the Epicurean Hotel’s website sums up their philosophy quite nicely: “Sometimes, to make something great, you have to start from scratch. We’re crafting a foodie’s paradise. A wine lover’s dream. A place for connoisseurs of life to come and indulge their appetite. Because there is no greater homage to life than to indulge in and explore all the flavors that it has to offer.”

Extending the legacy of world renowned Bern’s Steak House through a meticulous focus on food and wine, The Epicurean, Tampa’s only AAA*, Four Diamond hotel, developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House, was the first newly constructed hotel property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc.  Located in the trendy historic Hyde Park District, (also referred to as SoHo, short for South of Howard St.) just minutes from Downtown Tampa, the 137 room Epicurean Hotel is home to a 40 seat stadium style state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre. Drawing interest from enthusiasts in the areas of food, wine, art and culture, the theatre brings together dedicated experts, eager novices and everyone in between in the spirit of teaching and […]