eat sip speak italian

Eat, Drink, & Speak Italian!


Thursday, June 13


7PM - 8:30PM



Tickets Available



Epicurean Theatre 

Epicurean Hotel 

1207 S Howard Ave

Tampa, FL 33606

Event Information

Join us for a unique evening as we blend the best of Italian food, wine, language, and culture.  Hosted by experienced Italian instructor Leona Grebowski, guests will enjoy a four-course Italian-inspired dinner with perfectly paired Italian wines!  Additionally, guests will receive the instruction on proper pronunciation, familiarizing themselves with common salutations, and what to expect on an Italian menu.  Our focus will primarily be on Rome, with plans to explore other regions in future events.  Whether you are preparing for an upcoming trip or simply eager to delve deeper into Italian lifestyle, this evening guarantees to be enriching and captivating. 


Fresh Ricotta Bruschetta 

roasted pepper | artichoke | olive

Spinach Gnocchi 

confit tomato | mushroom | parmesan fonduta

Chicken Saltimbocca 

broccoli rabe | roasted garlic


white chocolate mousse | espresso

About Leona Grebowski:  Leona emigrated from Rome to America in 2011 and soon after began giving individual and small group lessons in the Tampa area with a very unique and energetic style.  She launched her company Ciao Bella Gente! in 2018, and organized a popular classroom program at the Italian Club in Ybor City which has grown in scope over five years, now spanning four levels of true language & grammar instruction.  She also partners with retail locations in Tampa and Sarasota to conduct shorter interactive courses focused on preparing attendees for upcoming travel.  Leona is known for her ability to connect with people, generate enthusiasm in every group, and create bonds of friendship that last well after classes end.  She was recognized as a 2019 Woman of Excellence by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Italian Club for her contribution and dedication toward expanding Italian culture into the Tampa community.

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For more information, please call the general manager of the hotel.

Main entrance
Pathway to registration desk
Registration desk
Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
Restaurants and lounges
Spa entrance
Business Center entrance
Fitness center entrance
Pool entrance
Self-operating lifts or sloped entry
Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities

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