Wine & Dine at the Straz CenterLisa here, with an update on some of our favorite Tampa Bay Dinning.

Maestro’s Restaurant at the Straz Center is hosting A Wine Dinner in the French Countryside on Thursday November, 11th.  Hors d’oeuvres start at 5:30pm and the dinner starts at 6:30pm.

The dinner itself will be four-courses with wines from France vineyards. Each course is paired with a wine that compliments the food.

A Wine Dinner in the French Countryside is $75 per person, but that includes tax and gratuity. They do ask that you make reservations though. You can call 813-229-7827 or 1-800-955-1045 if you live outside of Tampa Bay. If you are feeling adventurous you could also go to the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at

The Straz Center is doing a series of events to showcase different culinary cuisines from around the world. A Wine Dinner in the French Countryside is the kick off to this series.  If you like win (much like myself) this dinner series is for you!

The next four dinners are already scheduled and they will be in January, March, and May. The January dinner is all about The Wines and cuisine of Chile, while the March dinner is all about Italy; then In May you will get the opportunity to enjoy the Fine Wines and Cuisine of Spain.

That’s all for now, but keep checking in for more Things to do In Tampa Bay!