New General Manager Announced at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announce this week that John Urbanski has been named General Manager of their award-winning steakhouse Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. Urbanski has an extensive fine dining background, specifically, in the Tampa Bay area. He was part of the opening team for both the Capital Grille and Ocean Prime. Most recently, Urbanski spent five years at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood in Tampa as the

Meet Chef Cisco: Chef de Cuisine of Council Oak Steaks & Seafood

The newest Chef de Cuisine for Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Francisco Pomalaza is full of passion, energy, and intent on taking you on a culinary adventure. Known as Chef Cisco, he’s is the new fiery chef who’s heating up the kitchen inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Chef Cisco’s career has been spent in many award winning restaurants such as Talula Restaurant, Blue Moon Fish Co and

Council Oak 10th Anniversary Menu

Council Oak Steaks & Seafood in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is celebrating their 10th Anniversary in style! From Monday, September 25 through Thursday, September 28 foodie fans can order off of the specially customized throwback menu.    The menu offers Council Oak original items such as: delicious BBQ Spiced Scallops, Baby Iceberg Salad, a 30-ounce Cowboy Ribeye and House Made Tater Tots.  To sweeten the deal and win over

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