BERN’S WINEFEST, TAMPA, APRIL 7-14, 2019
Tampa’s famous Bern’s Steak House is known for its exquisite wine cellar. That said, if you’re looking for a smaller festival to sate your taste buds, this is it. Held at Bern’s, its sibling restaurant Haven, Bern’s Fine Wines and Spirits shop and its Epicurean Hotel, the festival boasts quality wines that will blow you away. Our Picks: Sunday’s Grand Tasting is by far the star event in which a selection of impressive wines and culinary creations from the kitchens of the Bern’s restaurants are presented. Seminars such as Champagne and Oysters are held in the Epicurean Theater inside the hotel and winemaker dinners take place at Haven. Poke into the wine shop to buy the wines you discovered during the event. Stay: The cleverly designed Epicurean Hotel, part of the Bern’s family, sits across the street from the steak house. With its wall of wine corks and oversized forks for door handles, the urban hotel is stylishly themed and located in Tampa’s SoHo (South Howard Avenue) entertainment district. bernssteakhouse.com
Patricia Letakis is the managing editor for TOTI Media.