THURS., JUNE 8TH, 2023 • THE VAULT
611 N. Franklin St. in Downtown Tampa
Tampa Bay Restaurant Week is back from June 15th through 25th, and we're kicking off everyone's favorite food week with some of the Tampa Bay area's top chefs!
Meet The Chefs is a unique opportunity to rub elbows with and sample small plates by some of the minds behind favorite Tampa Bay area restaurants and menu items. Plus, drink sampling, and more.
This is an exclusive cocktail-style sampling event with a limited number of tickets available and sells out every year.
A portion of proceeds benefits Feeding Tampa Bay!
Chef John Lister
Cavatelli al Ragu
fennel, sausage, & tomato
Birch & Vine
Chef Lee Aquino
Rum soaked dates, cigar smoked bleu cheese, pickled pepper romesco, BBQ popcorn, & cashews
Chef Ricardo Nava
court bouillon & kimchi cocktail
Chef Traci Bryant
Thai Street Corn Lollipop
panang curry aioli, micro cilantro, chili, & lime (vegan)
Beef "Pho" Fresh Roll
marinated and roasted beef, pickled carrot, cucumber, herbs, jalapeno, wrapped in rice paper, & pho redux
Chef Jay Narvaez
coconut creme anglaise, chocolate semifreddo, toasted coconut, & almond cookie crumble
CW’s Gin Joint
Chef Maria Sierra
beef, veal, and pork tossed with fettuccine noodles and topped with parmesan shavings, fresh basil, & finished with Florida 15 Olive EVOO
Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
Chef Dernier "Nelly" Buleje
Glazed Pork Belly
quince glazed pork belly, broccolini pistou, Marsh Hen Mills Yellow Grits, gouda cheese, & sherry-golden raisins
Chef Hitesh Savla
Brisket with Mac & Cheese
Rome + Fig
Chef Jeff Walberg
house marinara, pesto-ricotta, balsamic drizzle, & fried basil leaf
Chef Manny Arevalo
diced snapper with aji amarillo “leche de tigre” & onions with choclo & cancha
The Black Pearl
Chef Robert Parks
Braised Colorado Lamb Shank
roasted sunchoke pureé & chips, berbere lamb jus, pickled green pea, & marigold & sunflower seed gremolata
Chef Tony Bruno
Coffee-Brined Angus Beef Short Rib
with a spicy red chili BBQ sauce & pork belly succotash, over smoked gouda grit cake
The Living Room
Chef Eusubio Rizo
Harissa Chicken Lollipop Etouffee
with crawfish ferro risotto alla zuca
The Tides Seafood Market & Provisions
Chef Jon Walker
with lump crab & avocado
PLUS DRINK SAMPLING BY:
Ghost Tequila • Prescription Vineyards • Stella Artois • Uncle Nearest
A PORTION OF PROCEEDS GO TO FEEDING TAMPA BAY
We're so excited to partner with Feeding Tampa Bay!
Did you know?
• 1 in 4 children currently do not know where their next meal will come from
• 1 in 6 adults are facing food insecurity
• 1 million + are food insecure in our 10 county region
As one of the nation’s top hunger relief organizations, Feeding Tampa Bay is ending hunger by fueling human potential in every family, child and senior across our 10-county region. By leveraging the daily connection around a meal, the organization is evolving its partnerships, programs and services with a goal to break down barriers and create long-term health and capability in the lives of the individuals it serves. Feeding Tampa Bay has continuously evolved its services, doubling its reach to serve nearly 1 million people in our community, and anticipates it will serve more than 85 million meals this year. Feeding Tampa Bay and its community stand together to lift our neighbors, because food makes tomorrow possible.
Interested in being a part of Meet The Chefs?
For additional information, please contact Leigh at email@example.com