December 19, 2018



Upcoming January 23rd event pairs a four-course dinnerwith Heitz Cellar wines

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, a fine dining restaurant specializing in prime steaks, fresh seafood, and featuring a Wine Spectator-recognized wine list, has revealed the menu for the first four-course wine dinner of 2019, in collaboration with St. Helena, California winery Heitz Cellar. The event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $150 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity.

Creative Culinary Director Frank Anderson and chef de cuisine Francisco Pomalaza have developed a menu that both highlights the restaurant’s focus on fine meats and seafood, and pairs beautifully with Heitz Cellar vintages. 

The first course is Octopus Terrine, imbued with bright flavors of yuzu and pickled shiitake mushrooms. The terrine is paired with Heitz Cellar’s 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. For the salad course, guests will dive into a Grilled Stone Fruit preparation with stracciatella, mint, smoked honey, house made bread and fermented butter. The buttery 2016 Heitz Cellar Chardonnay is paired with this course.

As a palate cleanser, the Cranberry Sorbet livens and refreshes in preparation for a hearty third course, Beef Short Rib served as a pot pie with luxurious bone marrow and vibrant chimichurri. The meat course will be paired with a 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. To finish the event, a selection of Cheeses and Petit Fours will be served alongside the 2016 Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. As a $30 supplement to the spectacular dinner, guests can choose to sip on the Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.

Council Oaks Steaks & Seafood is proud to announce additional dates and featured wineries for the 2019 wine dinner series, which runs through the spring. Future dates include Feb. 20 (Quintessa), March 13 (Orin Swift Cellars), and April 17 (Penfolds).

Tickets are available for purchase by calling 813-627-6630. Learn more about Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at SeminoleHardRockTampa.com.

About Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

After its 2007 opening inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood quickly became Tampa’s number one destination for prime steaks, fresh seafood and an award-winning wine list served in a contemporary upscale atmosphere. It’s considered fine dining at its best. All steaks are dry aged 21-28 days and cut right in the restaurant’s very own on-site butcher shop. The fresh fish is line-caught in Florida and the Alaskan king crab legs are right from the Bering Sea. Custom salt water tanks also keep the live Maine lobsters fresh.

The namesake for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood comes from an actual tree located on the Seminole Tribe of Florida (STOF) reservation in Hollywood (Fla.) where ceremonial and official STOF business is conducted.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering more than 850 popular games. Additionally, there is a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables and an art deco-inspired Mezzanine Level Casino with more than 500 premium and high limit slots. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property proudly offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill. The only place to rock one’s body and soul, Rock Spa® & Salon, is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International

With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 27 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise and Hard Rock Live performance venues. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Ibiza, Orlando, Shenzhen and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Rosario and Chengdu. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casinoprojects include Berlin, Budapest, Desaru Coast, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com.