Enjoy the GRAND OPENING of Kon Tiki at the Tahitian Inn!Hello Tampa! This is Lisa, and I am here to tell you about some new Tampa Bay Dining!

One of the most iconic Hotels Tampa Bay is having a grand opening celebration for their new restaurant Kon Tiki. This cocktail party will be held on Thursday November 18, 2010. It starts at 6:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. They will have a menu tasting, live music, complimentary wine, beer and signature cocktails (sounds like my kind of event!).

Just to make it that much more enticing, I am going to tell you a little about what food they will be sampling. First are the Short Rib Nachos. I don't know if you've ever had short rib before, but it is AMAZING! These nachos will be served with pico de gallo and crumbled queso blanco, over won ton chips. Then they are going to have Cumin-chili dusted seared scallops served with edamame, shiitake mushrooms and a lot of other awesome ingredients. The last dish they are going to feature will be the Tuna Poki Tacos. They are sashimi tuna (my favorite, if you cared) with chili-sesame, line, ginger, coconut and Tiki Slaw, served over won ton chips. Everything sounds unbelievable.

To celebrate all of this food, Kon Tiki restaurant is having a Grand Opening Celebration (you may remember I mentioned this in the first paragraph!), and all you have to do is RSVP to attend. Sounds like a great way to enjoy this Latin-Asian Tampa Bay Dining.

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