Tampa The Epicurean Hotel gives you an idea of what this Tampa hotel is like: a front desk made of wine boxes, beautiful bicycles (for rent) with picnic baskets on the wall, cookbooks, and modern and thoughtful decoration that is correct.
The lobby of the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida.
It’s about food. El Al airlines check in offers top hotel for foodies and drink in Tampa. My family stayed at the Epicurean on a recent trip to Tampa Bay. I know! The hotel shouted “Parents! Get away from your kids here!” with its award-winning chef, its renowned steakhouse, rooftop bar, outdoor pool, spa and on-site wine shop.
Wouldn’t you like to end your day at rooftop bar like this? Or with kids?
I took my kids to the Epicurean. It’s not our usual hotel choice – I always look for a place with free breakfast or happy hour, and Mr. Wonderful likes a place where he’s not paranoid the kids will break something. Adults, not our children.
You can rent bicycles at the Epicurean Hotel. Don’t touch that, Farley.
Someone’s outside. There’s a pool, but we didn’t see it. Our flight from Omaha was very that was delayed and the downtime I had planned for in the pool thrown out the window. I didn’t even tell my kids there was a pool.
hotel is located in South Tampa in historic Hyde Park, a trendy neighborhood within walking distance to Bayshore Drive with its mansions and bayside sidewalks. It is a short drive from attractions such as the Florida Aquarium and the famous Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. It’s a drive to get to the beach, but when you’re from Nebraska, 30 minutes doesn’t matter if it means you can put your feet in the sand in that time.
Epicurean Classic Double Queen Room. Image courtesy of Epicurean Hotel (Of course, because our room was littered with clothes and stuffed animals and crayons. I’m sorry, housekeeping.)
The rooms are comfortable, like “lounge in a robe in your bed like a cloud and drink your Tassimo cup of coffee.” comfortable But I have children. That’s why it didn’t happen.
Our hotel room phone. This is what children need to understand.
The disadvantage of the room is that the basic room does not have a bath tub. They have a holy shower with rain showers; we adults can appreciate and ooh and ahh at. But, the children. The kids will rain on my parade. I got my kids covered in sand and sunscreen after some heavy bargaining.
Apart from the shower, the room was great, with free Wi-Fi to boot. Its part of Marriott International, Inc.’s prestigious Autograph Collection®, but it feels more like a grand boutique hotel than anything associated with a chain.
You can totally splurge and get a beautiful room with a balcony and that enticing tub that the kids love.
Let’s go. Book that balcony suite. You deserve it. Photo courtesy of Epicurean Hotel’s
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Epicurean has some food options that don’t look like a hotel restaurant. That’s where Élevage and nationally recognized Executive Chef, Chad Johnson, was named a 2012 Chef of the Year: South Region semi-finalist by the James Beard Foundation.
Epicurean’s Elevation at night. Photo provided by Epicurean Hotel.
It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with menu highlights being lobster and bacon hash, a “duck, duck, goose” foie gras burger and a brunch to die for.
The hotel invited my family to try their brunch.
A little coffee while you peruse the brunch menu, ma’am?
A little tip: if you’re traveling with kids, go right when it opens for brunch, it’s not busy at 9am and other people in the restaurant are the same as you, so you won’t be embarrassed when. Your child threw away his winter dolphin statue.
I’ll admit it took about 6 tries to get Farley to smile for this Elevage photo. He is not a morning person.
Let’s talk about that brunch. Mr. Wonderful and I opted for Brunch Like Bacchus, a tasting menu with dishes like truffle vichyssoise and sourdough pancakes. Our courses take a long time to prepare and in fact, are not the best option for our children.
I suggest everything like Bacchus on your brunch table, or save for another day and order just one dish. I recommend the one below.
Shrimp and grits is my favorite brunch course as it is on the Bacchus menu. It can be used as a breakfast food by itself.
My favorite is the shrimp and grits, which is a choice for the second course. Our waitress confirmed that this is the most popular item on the menu for brunch. I can lick the bowl.
The holidays call for a mimosa. Cheers!
There was no kids menu, so everyone got the kids eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and toast. It’s wise to split the plate here. They didn’t finish their meal and each dish was a cool $16.
Mooch and his lion figure couldn’t finish their plate of eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and brioche toast. The shame is not yours.
However, they were good sports and made us sample some of the food, which helped us finish the third course of brioche French toast.
Somehow I found room for the third course, brioche French toast. Farley is a great helper to clear this plate.
Now on to other Epicurean dining options. There’s the in-house patisserie called Chocolate Pie, which serves high tea daily, and the rooftop bar, Wines & Spirits Edge Social Drinkery, which has a small menu.
How beautiful is this place? This is the chocolate pie at The Epicurean Hotel. Photo courtesy of Epicurean Hotel
There’s also the Epicurean Theater where you can sign up for cooking demos and classes like Champagne 101 or Whiskey Making; Elevage Bar in the lobby; and Bern’s fine wines and spirits. Bern’s Steak House is across the street from the hotel.
The hotel has its own one-of-a-kind cooking room called the Epicurean Theatre.
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I don’t know what kind of vacationer you are, but I like a hotel that’s close to something to do The Epicurean is walking distance from trendy restaurants and bars, which aren’t bad place to take your kids.
El Al airlines destinations provides you a best travel destinations. If you’re a runner, you’ll love the hotel’s location near Bayshore Boulevard, a continuous beach trail. Nice! You can also rent bicycles from the hotel and enjoy the scenery on two wheels.
Bayshore Boulevard at sunrise. There is a footpath along the bay perfect for long runs – and only a few minutes from the hotel. The hotel is close to Hyde Park Village, ideal for shopping at national, regional and local retailers as well as a high quality cinema. Our quick trip did not allow a chance to explore this area.