Wine Dinners in Tampa BayThe food & wine scene is alive and well in Tampa Bay this month! In addition to all of the great dining options you have on a nightly basis, many local restaurants will be offering great wine dinner options!

The only thing better than delicious food, is having a number of wines to sample and have while enjoying some of the local flavors! Here are some of this month's wine dinner experiences going on in Tampa Bay this month:

  • Cinebistro at Hyde Park - Join CinéBistro at Hyde Park as they host winemaker Gary Hartley of Hitching Post Wines for a “Meet the Winemaker” dinner on Thursday, January 17. The Oscar-winning surprise hit, “Sideways,” features Hitching Post Wines as Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Hayden Church) embark on a week-long road trip through California’s wine-country before one of them ties the knot.

    Guests of CinéBistro will enjoy a presentation by Hartley on the winery and making of the movie as well as a three-course meal paired with Hitching Post wines and a screening of “Sideways.” The evening begins with a welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. and costs $60 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 813.514.8300 or visiting the concierge’s desk in person.
  • Jackson's Bistro Bar& Sushi - Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi proudly presents a 5-course Winemaker Dinner to remember. Executive Chef Rachid El Yamani will craft a delicious array of tantalizing foods sure to please.  

    The Winemaker dinner is being held on Tuesday,February 5th-just in time to wine & dine your Valentine!  The event will take place in Jackson’s breathtaking Waterfront Room. You will be taken on a sensory trip the Stag’s Leap District of Napa Valley with Chimney Rocks’ fantastic varietals. The event begins at 630pm. Commentary will be provided by Chimney Rock Winemaker, Elizabeth Vianna whom along with Executive Chef Rachid El Yamani have carefully selected the perfect wines for each of the 5 courses. Combining their talents will make this a certain culinary success.

Know of any more food & wine events in Tampa Bay? Lets us know in the comments below!

For more info on these great wine dinner events, be sure to contact the restaurants directly to make reservations or otherwise. We'll keep checking back with great restaurant news often, but in the meantime visit our website to learn more about the Tampa Bay dining scene!