Foodie Alert: Easter Features

Easter is right around the corner and we’ve got some delicious features that would make any “bunny” want to hop on over to Seminole Hard Rock Tampa on April 16th! Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Council Oak Steaks & Seafood , open 4 p.m. to midnight, is the ideal place for Easter dinner. Start off with Foie Gras Torchon with Brioche, Blackberry Gastrique and Pickled Vegetables ($21). Next, enjoy a Rolled Ribeye

Celebrate May Day by Inviting Mom to a Mother’s Day Spotlight at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has various foodie events that take place throughout the course of the year, but this month we have a special menu that you won’t want to miss. Fresh Harvest and Council Oak Steaks & Seafood will be rolling out the red carpet for mom with special menus on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 10. From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fresh Harvest (for

The Man Behind The Knife at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Photo courtesy of  Chip Weiner – Creative Loafing You may be wondering what it takes to run a butcher shop that is known for its attention to detail and premium cuts of meat. We’ve got the juicy details on the man behind the knife and the cuts of meat at Tampa’s premiere butcher shop. We caught up with Vlad Vergilov, resident butcher of Council Oak Steaks & Seafood as he

10 Things to Know About 2014 Hard Rock Girl Miss September

As we start to say goodbye to September, we introduce to you one of the hottest things to happen to this month, Jessica Welch. You can see Jessica’s friendly face in the 2014 and 2015 Hard Rock Girl Calendar’s or you can stop in to dine with her at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. Here are 10 fun facts to help you get to know Jessica: She is a Florida-native

Celebrating 7 Years with 7 Desserts at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Photo courtesy of Creative Loafing It’s Friday! You know what that means? It’s time to celebrate the start of the weekend and treat yourself to something sweet and savory. We all have a cheat day and we all have a birthday and it just so happens to be Council Oak’s seventh birthday this month, so why not celebrate? We thought we’d make it easy for you to indulge in the

Meet Council Oak Steaks & Seafood’s New Wine Sommelier & Manager

Douglas Scagliola, dedicated food and beverage professional with a unique combination of service and wine experience recently joined Council Oak Steaks & Seafood as the new assistant manager and resident wine sommelier. Douglas started his career at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House in Las Vegas, Nevada. He then became Delmonico Restaurant’s Sommelier/Cellar Master. Prior to his employment at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Douglas was the General Manager for O’Brady’s

The Various Cuts Inside Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Butcher Shop

Step foot inside Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and you’ll be greeted by a smiling face and a colorful butcher shop decorated with various cuts of meat. Council Oak offers USDA Prime and Choice Steaks that are either dry or wet aged. You may ask, what’s the difference? USDA Prime is the superior grade that offers a juicy, tender and flavorful texture. This steak has the highest degree of fat

Chef Brings New Flavors to Council Oak at Hard Rock Tampa

Michael Balles, newly appointed head chef for Council Oak Steaks and Seafood brings his culinary expertise to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Having graduated from the Academy of Culinary Arts, Chef Mike started his career in the same city that he was born, Atlantic City. He held a crucial role in the opening of Bobby Flay Steak house in the Borgata Hotel & Casino. He later became the

3 Meals To Try at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood for Foodie Friday

Welcome to Foodie Friday. Each week we will share our favorite meals with you, whether that’s a juicy steak with a custom engraved bone or a flaming dessert you decide to make your dinner. It’s time to reserve your spot and get started on indulging in foodie greatness. Fit for a King Long Bone Cowboy Ribeye paired with a side of Onion Ring Stack and a glass of Opus One,

Seminole Hard Rock Introduces Hard Rock Energy Drink Cocktails

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is now offering exclusive Hard Rock Energy drinks in cocktail form. These rockin’ beverages will certainly give you the boost that you need to have a winning experience! All Nighter Ingredients 1.25oz Stoli Vodka 1oz Dekuyper Blue Curacao 2oz Pineapple juice Mountain Dew Hard Rock Original Energy Drink Directions Add vodka and Blue Curacao into a mixing glass with ice. Shake and