February 5, 2020



The fine-dining, upscale and casual dining concepts at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will honor Valentine’s Day this coming Friday, Feb. 14 with an unforgettable array of offerings. Each restaurant will feature special dishes to help guests celebrate the day of love with enticing prix fixe menus and delectable dishes.

Guests can find a wide variety of Valentine’ Day themed specials at the new Italian-American concept, Cipresso, as well as Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Fresh Harvest, Hard Rock Cafe, The Rez Grill and Rise Kitchen & Deli.

From Feb. 10 through Feb. 17, The Hard Rock Cafe will offer their “Sips and Sweets” limited-time Valentine’s Day themed menu.  Begin the meal by sipping on a Raspberry Martini ($12.95) with Reyka Vodka, Band of Roses rosé wine, fresh raspberries, lemon juice, and simple syrup topped with a Hard Rock Valentine.  Enjoy Lobster Flatbread ($18.95) with mozzarella cheese, bell peppers and green onions finished with spicy aioli. Choose from entrées including the Lobster Cobb Salad ($20.95) with avocado, roasted corn, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese, pomegranate seeds, and crispy chickpeas on a bed of fresh mixed greens tossed in a ranch dressing;  Deluxe Steak Special with marinated mushrooms ($31.95 / 37.95) or Surf & Turf Deluxe Steak ($36.95 / $42.95) topped lobster thermidor.  Both options are served with a choice of USDA Choice 12 oz. NY strip steak or 8 oz. filet mignon, each served with loaded mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.  To end the meal on a sweet note, dive into decadent Chocolate Cake ($9.95) layered with chocolate pudding, drizzled with raspberry sauce, and topped with fresh whipped cream. 

Cipresso’s ode to Valentine’s Day will showcase a $99 per person three-course prix fixe menu entailing Oyster 3 Ways pepper crusted and truffle foam, cucumber and Calabrian chili granita, polenta crusted and caper aioli; Veal Osso Bucco & Lobster “Scampi” Chianti braised veal, creamy polenta, veal jus, Maine lobster, lemon-garlic butter, focaccia bread crumbs; and Gianduja Budino chocolate-hazelnut pudding, lightly sweetened cream, and candied hazelnuts.

In addition to Council Oak Steaks & Seafood’s traditional a la carte menu, the fine dining concept will set the tone for romance with a $110 per person three-course prix fixe menu featuring Raspberry & Baby Greens with Marcona Almonds, goat cheese, Nueske’s Bacon, and cherry vinaigrette; 8 oz. Ribeye Filet & Lobster Thermidor with red wine demi, chardonnay and garlic beurre blanc; and Pot de Crème & Raspberry with raspberry gelee and vanilla chantilly.

For $40 per person, Fresh Harvest, Tampa’s premiere buffet, will feature bottomless champagne along with various stations filled with items including Carved Prime Rib, Balsamic Guava and Tamarin Pan Seared Salmon Fillet, Lobster Risotto, as well as a selection of soups, salads and holiday inspired desserts. 

The Rez Grill will offer a tempting entrée special featuring Carved Prime Rib ($55) with carnival cauliflower and cream cheese potato gratin.  For those seeking to cure a sweet tooth, enjoy a Triple Chocolate Cake ($12).

Rise Kitchen & Deli will offer a $25 per person or $45 per couple, three-course prix fixe menu, including starter, entrée and dessert. To start, guests will enjoy Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad seasonal mixed greens tossed in white wine vinaigrette, topped with sweet cranberries, candied walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese. As their entrée, Herb Crusted Salmon, featuring Atlantic Salmon, wild rice pilaf, steamed broccoli, and citrus beurre blanc. To finish, Red Velvet Lava Cake.   

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality and entertainment. The casino features nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games and a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. Additionally, the property offers a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property proudly offers ten restaurants, including the upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill, as well as the new elegant Italian restaurant, Cipresso. Recent openings include a new hotel tower, an elevated arrival experience, the Hard Rock Event Center and Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.​

About Hard Rock®

With venues in 75 countries spanning 259 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – 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 at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. 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. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s America’s Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power’s 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

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