EDGE at the Epicurean Hotel Takes Rooftop Experience to New Heights with Enhancements

Posted by Epicurean, March 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (March 20, 2017) – EDGE Social Drinkery at the Epicurean Hotel has announced a variety of upgrades to the popular rooftop lounge in Tampa’s Hyde Park district. Upgrades include the addition of a 60-inch television, colored lighting, new artwork and refreshed seating areas. Food and beverage options are being expanded as well, with new wine, beer and cocktail lists, and updated menus.

“As the only rooftop lounge in the area, EDGE is still a fairly new venue, but we want to keep the concept exciting and fresh,” stated Tom Haines, general manager of the Epicurean Hotel. “We want our guests to enjoy a new experience every time they visit us.”

Comfortable seating areas throughout EDGE now sport updated cushions in classic stripes of gray, blue, orange and cream, complemented by burnt orange throw pillows. Dramatic new lighting adds even more color, illuminating the bar area in shifting shades of light. Specially commissioned by Bern’s Steak House and the Epicurean Hotel, the artist Dalek will supply new artwork for EDGE. From North Carolina, his works have been featured around the US. His artistic creation is scheduled to be unveiled April 23 to commemorate the 20thAnniversary of Bern’s Wine Fest.

Wine and beer offerings at EDGE are being nearly doubled and will include local craft options. In addition to classics such as the Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule and others, all served with an EDGE twist, the expansive cocktail menu will showcase some edgier new craft cocktails. Guests can try the Slurring Soccer Mom, with Stoli Elit, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice and fresh berry reduction, or the Surrender the Booty, a wink to Tampa’s Gasparilla celebrations that includes Stoli Elit and apple liquor. Feeding all the fun is a new menu of innovative, made-to-order small plates, such as short rib quesadillas and duck lettuce wraps. Desserts will be offered for the first-time and are accompanied by a list of ports, sherry and madeira.

Located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, the food-focused Epicurean Hotel features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage, a restaurant where classic recipes are re-imagined; EDGE rooftop bar; Chocolate Pi pâtisserie; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; and 5,200-square feet of flexible event space. The Epicurean Hotel was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is the first newly constructed hotel property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

For information or reservations for the Epicurean, please call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit www.EpicureanHotel.com.


About Mainsail Lodging & Development Group
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay (ExecuStay.com) in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is under construction and slated to open in May 2017. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Pumpkin Fight and Epic Chef Showdown.

About Bern’s Steak House
Internationally known for its vast wine collection, perfectly aged steaks and famous dessert room, Bern’s Steak House offers a world-class, incomparable dining experience. When Bern Laxer opened in 1956, he envisioned Bern’s as Art in Steaks. Today, son David Laxer and Chef de Cuisine Habteab Hamde continue Bern’s tradition of excellence with a gastronomic adventure that includes prime dry-aged steaks cut-to-order, 21 choices of caviar, fresh seafood and vegetables in a setting like none other. Housing the World’s largest wine collection of over 500,000 bottles, Bern’s offers 7,000 selections to its guests. In 2016, Bern’s won the Outstanding Wine Program Award from the James Beard Foundation. In 2014, Bern’s was named an Outstanding Restaurant Semi-finalist, one of twenty in the country, and additionally, SideBern’s, Bern’s sister restaurant and its Executive Chef Chad Johnson, also of the Epicurean Hotel, were named a 2012 and 2014 Semifinalist for Best Chef: South. For more information on Bern’s Steak House and its subsidiaries, visit BernsSteakHouse.com.

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