10th Annual Tampa Bay Restaurant Week Kickoff Event
(May 22, 2017 – Tampa, Fla.) – Creative Loafing’s Tampa Bay Restaurant Week is back for it’s 10th year from June 15th through 25th with three-course prix fixe menus at participating restaurants throughout Tampa Bay—and to kick it off, Creative Loafing will host the third annual Meet The Chefs on Thurs., June 15th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Vault (611 N. Franklin St. in downtown Tampa).
In celebration of Creative Loafing’s annual Food Issue on stands June 15th, participating Tampa Bay area restaurants, for a limited time from June 15th through 25th, will offer three-course prix fixe menus (and additional special menu offerings—like exclusve Tito’s Handmade Vodka drink specials) for only $30 or $45 per couple or person as part of Tampa Bay Restaurant Week. It’s a great way for foodies to dine at restaurants they’ve been dying to try or can’t get enough of. Stay tuned for the participating restaurant lineup.
Tampa Bay Restaurant Week’s kickoff event, Meet the Chefs, provides attendees an exclusive opportunity to participate in a meet and greet and sampling opportunity with more than 10 of the chefs behind favorite local Tampa Bay area restaurants and menu items. Each of the chefs will be sampling a soup, appetizer, or main course to make up a small plates meal accompanied by drink pairings handpicked by the chefs. Tickets for Meet The Chefs are on sale now for $50 for General Admission in Advance and $65 for VIP in Advance at cltampa.com/chefs. This event sold out in 2015 and 2016.
Creative Loafing’s Meet The Chefs 2017, featuring:
Ava | Chef Joshua Hernandez
Castile | Chef Nicolas Lebas
Cru Cellars | Chef Brad Sobo
CW’s Gin Joint | Chef Gui Alinat & Chef Cody Tiner
Dr. BBQ | Chef Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe
Élevage | Chef Jonathan Atanacio
Haven | Chef Courtney Orwig
Holy Hog BBQ | Chef Danny Hernandez
Proper Kitchen & Cocktails | Chef A.J. Lambden
Rowe Bar & Sea Porch at Don CeSar | Chef Patrick Gossett
The Living Room | Chef Tony Bruno
The Refinery + Fodder & Shine | Chef Greg Baker
& more to be announced
For this year’s Food Issue, CL unwraps some of Tampa Bay’s tastiest sandwiches, everything from familiar favorites to best-kept secrets, with a little help from CL readers. Learn where you can find the best vegan pulled pork (it exists!) and a Cuban that’s even worthy of Alton Brown’s standards (yup, we’re going there). But remember: we said sandwiches—burgers, hot dogs and other “handhelds” can wait.
Those interested in staying up-to-date on all things CL’s Food Issue, Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, and Meet The Chefs, including participating restaurants and chef announcements, should RSVP to the Tampa Bay Restaurant Week 2017 Facebook digital event here.
More information on Tampa Bay Restaurant Week 2017 at tampabayrestaurantweek.com
Please use the following hashtag for Restaurant Week digital promotions: #CLRestaurantWeek
For downloadable Tampa Bay Restaurant Week web graphics, click here.
More information on Meet The Chefs 2017 at cltampa.com/chefs
Please use the following hashtag for Meet The Chefs digital promotions: #CLChefs
Featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka as the Official Vodka of Tampa Bay Restaurant Week.
About Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing is an award-winning alternative, weekly newspaper and website committed to providing Tampa Bay with an independent perspective, up-to-the-minute local news, and a comprehensive listing of local happenings. Creative Loafing offers readers’ unique monthly events and CL Deals, a locally focused platform featuring dining and event experiences at half-off their regular price. For more information about Creative Loafing, visit cltampa.com and cldeals.com.
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