Tampa Event: Epicurean Hotel Open House

31 May

The Epicurean Hotel recently held a neighborly love open house, where we were lucky enough to sample items from the different areas of the hotel.

The Epicurean Hotel is more than your average hotel; it’s a gastronomic experience. We started in the Bern’s wine shop, where we were served wine with cheese and charcuterie.

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The Husband making me a cheese plate to go with my fantastic red wine!

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The wine shop.

The theatre was pretty full so we headed across the parking lot to the French patisserie Chocolate Pi. They had the most gorgeous spread of dessert.  Macarons, marshmallows, cookies, and chocolate pops that looked like they were straight out of a French magazine! And they tasted so amazing and sweet.

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Looks just like the shops on Rue Cler in Paris!

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The adorable sweets counter.

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Chocolate Pi. So clever. And delicious.

My favorite were the salted caramel macarons. They were just the right amount of sweet and salty, soft and firm. Just perfect.

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And oh so pretty!

We decided to leave before we ate every single macaron and marshmallow in the store and headed to the Epicurean Theatre. They had appetizers and cocktails to try. So we sat in the theatre and enjoyed a crab puff and a delicious gin cocktail.

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The gin cocktail reminded me of the Hendrick’s Gin Experience I attended at the Epicurean Theatre.

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The theatre has classes where you can learn about cooking or spirits. Check out the awesome class schedule.

Our next and last stop was their Evangeline Spa. It was so calming and peaceful, even full of people. And keeping with the Bern’s wine theme, they had over 12,000 corks decorating one of the walls!

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A fresh herb garden, wine corks, and Moët & Chandon? Am I in heaven?

We tried some of their products and even got to take home some awesome samples.

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We decided to walk by the main restaurant, Élevage, and head up to the rooftop bar, Edge, and have a drink while we waited for our Lyft driver.

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Élevage.

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Edge and it’s lovely view of Tampa.

And, of course, no event is complete until you’ve taken a selfie to prove you were really there.

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The Husband and I, waiting for our ride.

I had such a great time seeing what the Epicurean Hotel is all about. It’s so nice to see such a fresh, original idea so close to home. I can see a lot of drinks being enjoyed at the rooftop bar.

 

 

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  1. Hotel Review: Epicurean Hotel Tampa | Will Work for Travel - November 21, 2014

    […] was a stay at the Epicurean Hotel. I’ve been dying to stay there since I attended their open house, but since I live a few miles away I just hadn’t found a reason. Luckily the Husband found my […]

  2. Impress your Love on Valentine’s Day on any Budget | Will Work for Travel - February 2, 2015

    […] a reservation at Elevage at the Epicurean. After dinner, head upstairs to Edge, the rooftop bar, for an after dinner drink. Then surprise her by leading her to the room you booked […]

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